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Re: i had some ideas for a custom guitar i would like to run by you all
I'll try and find the URL, but I saw an American who was playing in
Barcelona (or was it somewhere in France? I forget) with a 10 string
acoustic-type guitar playing through delay pedals on the street. It was
really something nice :-)
Even though I'm not a guitarist, I've progressed from 4 string to 5,6
and 7 string electric violins, and have been involved in a lot of the
design stages. If you want to pick my brains, then feel free. I might
have some ideas that you can use.
On a completely unrelated note, I saw a concert last week in Paris,
which included someone who made a 5 string cello, with selectable
pickups (so he can play electric bass), on a freestanding support,
connected to a huge homemade console featuring everything from an Akai
Headrush (alas the only looper) to vintage filters, modern rack effects,
etc. etc. I wish I had a picture.... this guy is 100% dedicated to
taking the instrument to its extremes.
The way that he played the cello was amazing - Even going to the
extremes of inserting sticks between the strings, and flicking them
whilst having ring modulation, distortion and wah-wah.... very very
He was playing with someone who had a software package like
AudioMulch/Live, who was mixing his music with beats on the fly.
I have an email address for him, and I think that he understands
English - I'll try and get him onto the list.
Stuart Wyatt - Solo String Project