Monday 24 November 2014
I made two of these drums, from emptied helium gas tanks for the North Glasgow Skiffle Orchestra project. Drilling them was fairly easy using a metalwork drill. - Cutting the ellipses to size, with a sabre-saw was trickier. I suggest drilling sets of 3 joined holes at the top of the drum, then cutting down the side, Cut about a centimetre at a time, until tapping the elipse produces the note you want. Dennis Havlena invented this drum, and there is a useful template on his website...
Back in August, Antony at SHonKy Musical Instruments
held a competition to design a guitar: - I sent him the following picture:
To my amazement, it made it to the final five entries, and following a public vote, it won!
Antony set to work building an electric, tenor RUBBACHICKITARTAR, and created a masterpiece:
It sounds fantastic, and I will be playing it with Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 at The famous Glasgow Barrowlands on December 13th
Antony is a real artist, and his guitars are brilliant. Please check out his site.