My Mutant Mustangs

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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by Larry Mal » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:07 am

elektrovac wrote: Image
Great, another one of these.
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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by SWE » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:20 am

Larry Mal wrote:
elektrovac wrote: Image
Great, another one of these.

Hahaha, right, too many on the board already :) :) ;) ;)

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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by saxjag » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:43 am

Stunning. Mindblowing. & the wire to/from the long bridge does -- what? Grounding? Or do you have piezos in there too?

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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by rat n' fuzz factory » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:58 pm

Thanks for the interest and positive comments. there seems to be a lot of interest in the Zitherstang so here is an audio clip
https://grotguitars.files.wordpress.com ... -clip1.wav

A bit noisy, will have to check the wiring, its only noisy when plugged into the soundcard. I have not shielded it either, could well be that, each pair of cheap crap strat pickups are wired in series....
There are 2 tracks of Zitherstang ( couldn't help myself), no fancy fx just delay and verb.

The orange guitar has a cheap CH guitars trem, ages ago someone started a thread reviewing these, but I can never find it again. I use the trem fairly heavily, doing lots of flicks,dive bombs (sort of, dosn't go down very far will try routing cavity next string change) and hard pull backs, and it has lasted 15 months, the arm feels nice, absolutly no tuning problems,very good for £24. When playing at bedroom volume the mechanism is quite noisy with extreme use but lost when playing loud.

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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by zip73 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:17 pm

That thing sounds really nice. Great playing too. Very mystical and Kung-Fu ish.

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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by rat n' fuzz factory » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:58 pm

While we are on the subject of 3rd bridge instruments, does anyone know anything about this far out Glenn Branca guitar. I would love to know more about it and see more pictures.
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Must have the machine heads at Glenn's end.

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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by Darcy-Noir » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Similar idea to moods winger//harmonic zithers, but with the addition of forced western tonality, I think ultimately it's there for resonance, though impressive chord clashes could be had, as Ik he has made harmonic zithers I think it's more likely to be purely for resonance, plus with two outputs you could rly boost the resonance sside of the guitar, etc
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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by low_fidelity2100 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:06 am

Those are some of the Most Bizarre, and somehow still amazing 'mustangs' I've ever seen. Good work man.

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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by JVG » Mon Sep 18, 2023 2:13 pm

Chanced upon this thread while i was searching for something quite different, and thought it worth a ‘bump’ after almost 10 years!

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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by Horsefeather » Mon Sep 18, 2023 11:13 pm

That looks like what you get when you ask AI to design you a Mustang.

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Re: My Mutant Mustangs

Post by Mondaysoutar » Wed Sep 20, 2023 4:42 pm

rat n' fuzz factory wrote:
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:50 am
the last one just because it is so weird and I don't fully understand how you play it :)

I play it flat on a keyboard stand with glockenspiel beaters. the switching allows headstockend pickups,both, bridge end and the behind the bridge area on its own switch.
Its sounds lovely having the pickups switched on on the side you are not playing, etheral like pad sounds on a soft synth when put through delay.
I played rhythmicaly with beaters getting different sounds switching between settings. Sounds very much like Laraaji most famously on Brian Eno Ambient 3 Day of Radiance.Will try and post sound clips soon, on dialup right now ::)

Oft, this sounds fuckin mental man, would love to give one of these hings a shot 100%.

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