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Kalimbazooka

Sneak peak of the weapon of choice for the "flushio=0" show tonight 7/23 at Nightlight.

 

I call it the Kalimbazooka. It is two kalimbas mounted to a large cardboard tube. It has a pizeo contact pickup for amplification. I added a shoulder mount for holding it, and some red LEDs because everything needs red LEDs.

 

One set of tines is tuned to a C major scale in ascending order. The other is a C pentatonic scale in alternating "kalimba" style tuning.

 

It's designed to be held over the shoulder "bazooka" style so that each hand can reach one of the kalimbas.

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Taken on July 22, 2009