Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Leaf Blower Pan Pipes

An arrangement of high powered leaf blowers as a new and contemporary instrument
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Leaf blowers, powered by gas or electricity could be arranged into a new form of musical instrument. Placing the Leaf Blowers (N instruments ) on a rotating platform would be an entirely new experience; the Hammond organ of the 21st century.
molecat, Apr 03 2010

The Hammond Organ http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Hammond_organ
A reassuringly mediocre musical instrument. [Aristotle, Apr 07 2010]

Flowchart - Do you need a panflute? http://www.sharingm.../index.php?item=56#
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       //the Hammond organ of the 21st century// explain.
FlyingToaster, Apr 03 2010

       Could you help me with my concern that there would be too much gas engine noise? -
Mustardface, Apr 03 2010

       [Mustardface]: Certainly. I'd suggest lorazepam, 0.5 mg per os, repeat x1, PRN.
mouseposture, Apr 03 2010

       This is like a good idea that you haven't bothered to finish.
wagster, Apr 03 2010

       As I understand it, each pipe would amplify the engine noise of one leaf blower at its length-determined resonant frequency. Correct?   

       Some form of flap or diversion would need to be mounted to switch each pipe on and off, unless this is intended as a drone instrument.   

       It appears to be an horrific and devilish instrument of torture. My goodness, you may have invented something more despicable than bagpipes. [+]
BunsenHoneydew, Apr 07 2010

       I would think one leaf blower would be enough, and it would be simple enough to direct the stream of air into a supersized panflute.   

       Does it still function as a leaf blower though?
Cuit_au_Four, Apr 07 2010

       It appears to be more like a Merry-Go-Round for motorheads. Can we ride on it?
xandram, Apr 07 2010

       [BunsenHoneydew] Internal combustion engines have replaced steam engines in so very many applications. So, it's only fitting that the steam calliope should be replaced by these gasoline-powered bagpipes.
mouseposture, Apr 07 2010

       I don't know why but this seems like it would fit very well in a David Lynch movie.
Joolin, Apr 08 2010


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