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Recycled Instruments: Wind Instruments

Continued from here.   Wind Instruments   The earliest flute was nothing more than a hollow stick with a few holes drilled into it.  But there’s no law that requires the flute to be made of wood or metal (clay flutes are not...

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Recycled Instruments: Wash Tub Bass

Continued from here.   Wash Tub Bass   The wash tub bass, often called a gut bucket bass, is the poor boy alternative to the upright bass.  Once again, a metal container…this time a old fashioned 12 gallon…comes to the...

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Recycled Instruments: Diddley Bow

Continued from here.   Diddley Bow   If you happen to have some spare parts, such an electric guitar pickup and an amp, you can forget about your instrument needing acoustic properties.   Jack White shows how a diddley bow...

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Recycled Instruments: Gas Can Guitar

Continued from here.   Gas Can Guitar   If the twenty or so bucks it might cost to put together, here’s another route.  This one goes back to using a gasoline can, but the can is kept fully in tact (well, maybe minus the lid). ...

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Recycled Instruments: Cigarbox Guitar

Continued from here.   Cigarbox Guitar   In the American South, slaves (and former slaves after emancipation), soldiers, and poorer rural citizens would construct instruments that resembled their most expensive counterparts,...

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Recycled Instruments: Kalimba

Continued from here.   Kalimba   www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3kEEyLKUvw   Take, for example, the humble kalimba or thumb piano.  On this recycled version of the instrument, the lid from a small tin box is used for the soundboard. ...

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Recycled Instruments: Steel Drums

Continued from here.   Steel Drums   Steel drums are constructed from discarded 55 gallon oil drums that are relatively thick (more an 1/4”) and heavy compared to the 1 gallon gasoline can that can used to form a violin.  Part...

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