I was asked by a friend recently to create an instrument to be used as a movie prop. “Make it the worst thing ever!”, he said. It’s not very often that an artist or instrument builder gets a request to do their worst and probably most would’ve passed on the chance. I jumped since i have a studio filled with random items pulled from the trash pile to reuse for many purposes. The main body of this THING was once part of a barn floor!
May 25, 2010
The beast is complete…completely horrible. I finished it up last night and took it for a spin tonight after work. Not only does this look ugly, it sounds ugly! De-tuned bass strings rumble like flatulence, the high strings wheeze and groan through the bacon frying sound of single coil pickups. Perfect!