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Blue Man Group Pies Answered

Hi folks, just wondering if anyone had seen any instructables (or similar) on making something similar to any of the pvc pipe instruments that The Blue Man Group use?

If you haven't seen anything they've done yet, have a look at a couple of these;

YouTube 01
YouTube 02

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Random_Child
Random_Child

12 years ago

www.bmgconstruction.com has some nice guides on how to make a basic PVC instrument as well as a drumbone.

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laminterious
laminterious

12 years ago

Actually, I am working on an instructable on how to make some. So I will get to it heh.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. As far as I can tell, there's nothing special about the construction. Looks like a set of tuned pipes to me. The second video sounded to me like there may have been some effects added, but I'm not sure. . Finding standard sizes of pipes that would make a good slide might be difficult (or maybe not, it's not something I've ever tried). Might be able to find a good fit by mixing-and-matching IPS/SAE/metric pipe and/or schedules. . The part that is beaten on may be different. I doubt if PVC would hold up to the repeated beatings. Maybe they just replace that part after every few performances. . . BTW, Ms. Hum's dress would make a great iBle.

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Esque
Esque

12 years ago

Pies!!??!! Where did pies come from????