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The strings of the guitar would be lasers on a
fixed plane. The lasers would measure how
far away your fingers are and process that
into which fret they're on. It would cut down
on replacement strings because you wouldn't
be wearing the down. For batteries, it would
have a lithium rechargeable
battery pack that
would be removable.
[Worldgineer, Dec 22 2005]
Jean Michel Jarre
I have vivid childhood memories of the first time I saw him using his laser harp. Brilliant theatre/ter [Fishrat, Dec 22 2005]
||How would the whammy bar work?
What happens when you bend the neck?
||Isn't this already baked, except in harp-form? I went to a science centre once, which had one of these, except it was a harp that make a noise whenever you passed a hand through the red laser.
||//What happens when you bend the neck// You blind the drummer?
||I love how the laser-harpist in [Worldgineer]'s picture is wearing metal wire dental braces. Ah, the irony.
||This is seriously baked... however, I think the reason that it hasn't caught on is that the physical sensory feedback from a real string is vital to creating a worthwhile performance.
||i must admit it's not exactly easy to bend
the neck.... but still you don't need
feedback from a real string, the processer
will determine the strings