Amazing ye olde instrument.

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  1. pondman

    pondman Build Whore.

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    what is that? sounds like a hurdy gurdy
     
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    That's what I thought at first but I never heard a Hurdy Gurdy do that.
     
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    ^ definitely 100% a hurdy gurdy. He is just being silly with the insides and a loop pedal.
     
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    OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE HURDY GURDIES. I was gonna buy one but they all cost so much :(
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Holy shit I want one so badly now.
     
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    ^ My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Super arrangement; there's always a special vibe to Eastern Europe music..
    Yep, it's such a cool instrument, and with many uses outside it's original roots.

    It can be configured for different number of resonating strings and more.
    Check out Shawn Anna Murphy's use of it in Swizz band Eluveitie, and also an interview with her on Youtube where she explains about tunings.
    Also, check the Danish sibling instrument "Drejelyre" in [dk band] Sorten Muld: Mark I album.

    (thanks for correction, steve)
     
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    Hurdy Gurdys are awesome, my old keyboard player got one custom made. It's so cool.

    vansinn, it's Anna Murphy that plays it in Eluveitie, not Shawn Murphy :p
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    Mind blown.
     
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    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    That was very interesting ... and cool! :yesway:
     
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    Patiently awaiting the pondman hurdy gurdy build thread:lol:
     
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    Zalbu More time than skill

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    Hurdy Gurdys are metal as hell, you people should check out Eluveitie if you haven't already :yesway:

     
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    yingmin Parker über alles

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    You can approximate the effect of a hurdy gurdy on guitar using either something like the Electro Harmonix Freeze, or a looper (activate looper after note is struck to eliminate the attack). Just hold a single note forever, and create a melody on top of that. An Electro Harmonix B9 or similar would get you closer to the actual hurdy gurdy tone.
     
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    Nice! A guy in the Boston Common/Garden plays a Hurdy Gurdy.


    hes a funny guy (doesn't show off that side in this video though)
     
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    Ok....so I had honestly never SEEN or HEARD a Hurdy Gurdy, however I knew of its existence.

    I think I was just ruined. No other Hurdy Gurdy will be as badass as that. In one fell swoop I have entered the arena, saw the pinnacle, and have been drug back down to the ground kicking and screaming.

    Thanks Pondman <shakes fist menacingly>

    lol
     

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