Dance to the Beat of a Homemade Drummer
September 23, 2004 1:32 AM   Subscribe

The piatarbajo, the chromelodeon, the trimba, cloud chamber bowls, the simeon, the pyrophone, the virtual rhythmicon, cigar box guitars, the skatar, and all the other assorted instruments by musical visionaries who find guitar, bass, drums, and the symphony orchestra too confining.
posted by jonp72 (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
oil can guitars.
posted by quonsar at 1:44 AM on September 23, 2004

awesome post. slightly less mindblowing than the chromelodeon (43-tone-to-the-octave scale?!), but still pretty cool, is the optigan.
posted by sklero at 2:36 AM on September 23, 2004

The Beer Bottle Organ and the 3 eyed photon clarinet. More here and here.
posted by Meridian at 2:45 AM on September 23, 2004

Cool! something I came across recently: "Gametone" homemade instruments, "loosely patterned after Indonesian Gamelan and other world instruments". (And you can play some of them online.)
posted by taz at 3:38 AM on September 23, 2004

Ladies an' gents, let's hear it for Ben Neill and his mutantrumpet...
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:11 AM on September 23, 2004

Listen to the Ditumba drum at the beginning of this Afropop stream. The drum has the dried egg sac of a spider attached which is what makes the odd buzzing sound.

p.s. the rest of the stream is fantastic.

p.p.s. Real audio
posted by johnny novak at 8:09 AM on September 23, 2004

Satan's Calliope! - a portable Pyrophone
posted by Fstop at 9:50 AM on September 23, 2004

There's also Future Man and his drumitar.
posted by oaf at 10:56 AM on September 23, 2004

Eleven string baritone guitar

Knotafish, makers of the Trash Can Bass, Beer Keg Bass and more.

Einsturzende Neubaten's scrap metal percussion.

And whobo caban foborget, Fat Albert's Junkyard Band?
posted by arto at 1:14 PM on September 23, 2004

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