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The Electric Astrojax Theremin would be made of one long
with three donut shaped weights on it, two anchoring the
ends and one that slides freely in the middle. The sound
would be generated by the bowing motion of the sliding fret
moving against the taughtened string and the
be determined by the distance between the fret and the
Each of the end weights would act as a bridge and one of
them would include an electric guitar pick-up, and the
freely sliding one in the middle would act as a sliding fret.
Maybe the middle one is a ring magnet pick-up.
An Acoustic Astrojax Theremin might work with a resonating
attached to one of the ring-weights.
Maybe an e-bow could be included.
Turn up the feedback and get the starspangled banner
[JesusHChrist, Dec 11 2005]
||An intriguing instrument, to be sure, but I'm unclear why you've called it a theremin, since it isn't remotely like one.
||I imagine the sound would be like a
theramin, single note and sliding
between the pitches.
||It sounds to me like a fretless bass,
minus 3 strings. The other thing: since
you use your fret to generate the note,
could you even play a single pure note?
If you hold the fret still there will be no
sound. Maybe if you can tolerate
immense vibrato it could be done.