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Electric Stringed Didgeridoo

video Electric Stringed Didgeridoo
This is an electric stringed didgeridoo I built several years ago. Enjoy!  -Andy Graham
foobear2 years ago
kickass
Soupraok2 years ago
Could you post photos of this amazing instrument please?
andygraham (author)  Soupraok2 years ago
Hello Soupraok,

Here's the web page for the Electric Stringed Didgeridoo with some nice detail photos:

http://andygraham.net/ESD/ESD.htm

-Andy
Thanks Andy!
andygraham (author) 2 years ago
Oops! and sorry for the redundant posts! I'm new to Instructables, and didn't realize all comments would post in the same spot...

I love this site! I'll post more of my stuff when I have time...-Andy
andygraham (author) 2 years ago
I forgot to add earlier. The drums are stored on a looper (digitech), and the effects processor is the digitech RP-1000 guitar effects box. -Andy
snideprime2 years ago
Utterly fantastic! I agree with the first two commenters, we want to know how!
andygraham (author)  snideprime2 years ago
I'm glad you like it! It's embarrassing to admit that this thing sat in my closet for 8 years before I decided to pull it out (because I'm performing with it at Maker Faire this year...I've since re-discovered it, so to speak).

9-years ago, I worked in high-end bronze furnishings and had access to some extra brass handrail tubing that made the curved,tubular body. I played it as a didgeridoo before thinking of adding strings, etc..

What I did was add to it using brass parts that I either bent around a large round post (the round harp-like part), or machined parts from a solid block of brass (the tuning peg mount. Some places I drilled a hole and dropped/soldered in the nice dome-top solid rivets.

Construction was mostly tig-welding using silicone bronze rod. Yes, you can weld brass if you use this rod, but have to keep the heat just hot enough to melt the rod...any hotter and the zinc in the brass will crackle & sputter and make a mess. The rivets, etc were solderded in place with a torch.

I used a special acid to patina the surface to give it more of a classy antique look..then clear-coated it.

I also made another one with one string called a DIJBOW:

http://andygraham.net/Dijbow/Dijbow.htm

I'll make an updated video soon with the cool effects used in theb ESD vid.

Thanks for replying! Let me know if you have any other questions.. -Andy
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Amazing! I want to know how you made it!
Kiteman2 years ago
Oh, dude, you have to share your construction techniques!
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