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A series of metal drums that would have a fuel injection
system and spark igniters. You trigger these remotely with an
electronic drum set.
Since it would take a few seconds for the drum to fill with
fuel you'd need several to represent every drum on the kit.
The size of the metal drum would
be what determined the
drum it's representing. Very large for bass drum, smaller for
tom toms etc. The snare and cymbals might be challenging.
Could probably have actual cymbals in a couple of the cans
since you can crash a cymbal by blowing it up as well as by
hitting it I suppose.
Jambe (aka djembe) drum
For hitting. [neutrinos_shadow, Jun 11 2019]
Keith Moon would have gotten superior results with your idea, [doc]. [whatrock, Jun 11 2019]
||At the very least, this could cause irreversible hearing damage ; a major malfunction would cause burns, other serious injuries, or even death. It is stupidly dangerous and incredibly ill-advised.
||I play the Jambe I would like it if this would work during our
drum circles. Who needs belly or sword dancers when you
could blow up the building instead, I ask?
||Why stop at just the one building, MUHWHAHAHAHAHAHA ! <coughing>
||What, exactly, is a Jambe (other than the leg of a French
person. If that's what you're playing, it's going to take some
||I think you could rig this up simply. Clearly fuel injection
and spark injection can keep up with 15k RPM which is
60Hz per cylinder on a four stroke. Even with a bit of air
exchange time, that's enough for all but the very fringes
of the metal community.
||So, simply have a drum, open at the bottom with a
peripheral ring of automotive fuel injectors. The spark
can be timed by standard drum triggars. The drum skin
could be standard for a good feel, but it would need
shielding from the combustion chamber/drum. Perhaps
some valving could be added? With the right drummer, a
self-sustaining pulse-jet style conflagration might/should
||Some might suggest that without compression the burn
would be somewhat inefficient. You say bug, I say
||//15k RPM which is 60Hz per cylinder on a four stroke. Even
with a bit of air exchange time, that's enough for all but the
very fringes of the metal community.//
||Some technology can be borrowed from the buzz bomb
speaker previously posted.
||Thank you, neutrinos, for the link for Max. I would feel really
bad if people went around thinking I banged on a Monsieur's
detached leg. That would be gross. Unless it was still
attached. Then maybe it might be cool. Not sure.
||It's difficult to trust a musical instrument that has two
||//Unless it was still attached//
||That would be enjambement, which is that thing in poetry where
an idea spills over to the next line.