Melocipede bicycle instrument


Neil Feather demonstrates his unusal pedal based instrument –

The Melocipede “is a bicycle-based roto-zither. It has 14 strings (strung hub to rim) and 8 (1.5v ) motors and 4 magnetic pickups. The pickups run through a mixer as the melocipede is pedaled in both directions and bouncing plucking etc.happens. It sounds alternately like a cello, calliope, operatic whimpering/laughing puppy. It also knocks down to fit in a suitcase.

[via Califaudio]

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