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Tuned shotguns

For outdoor use.
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Though they remain fully functional and capable of bringing down a dove or snipe, Tuned Shotguns are designed primarily to make sweet sweet music. An ensemble of tuned shotgun players lines up, akin to what is done with handbells, and the concert begins. Each shotgun generates a particular note when fired. Chords can be produced with simultaneous discharges. The performers generally fire over the heads of onlookers. Guns can be loaded with confetti, blanks, rubber duck ammo. Real shot can be used when flying skeet is an integral part of the composition.
bungston, Jul 18 2005

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       I suggest the use of tuned metal, such as cymbals, as skeet.   

       An entire range of explosive instruments can be spawned from this. Add high-strength reeds and some sort of pressure capacitance (for lack of a better word) such as a balloon on the side for sustained notes.
Worldgineer, Jul 18 2005
  

       /Add high-strength reeds and some sort of pressure capacitance (for lack of a better word) such as a balloon on the side for sustained notes./ - I think the Scots beat you to this one, [World].
bungston, Jul 18 2005
  

       I think the bagpipes are designed to be shot at while being played, not before.
Worldgineer, Jul 18 2005
  

       If bagpipes are studied closely, the resemblance to multiple shotguns may be noticed. Body guards were not available way back, and the player had to have some personal protection against all those who would have him silenced. Of course, in modern civilisation, carrying loaded shotguns around is not acceptable, so the players wear kilts with no underwear. No respectable assassin will go near them.
Ling, Jul 19 2005
  

       Can this be used to play Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture? bun if so.
ah, bun anyway.
Zimmy, Jul 19 2005
  
      
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