More About My Makeshift Monochord (DIY 12-string Instrument)

I recently posted a video of this DIY 12-sting Monochord that I made from wood scraps. I got a fair amount of questions and comments so I thought I post a follow up video including some things I'd do differently.

See the first video here:

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Comment by Poorness Studios on June 1, 2023 at 1:04pm

Thanks James.

Comment by James on June 1, 2023 at 11:46am

It rings for a long time. Sounds good!!!

Comment by Poorness Studios on June 1, 2023 at 5:57am

I'll get something together Doug. I think this will end up being a drone instrument and I'll use something else to play a melody on top.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 31, 2023 at 3:58pm

Interesting, very interesting Kale! I’m waiting to see how you incorporate it into a song. Maybe a 1-chord song like Put the Lime in the Coconut! (The only one I’m aware of.)

Comment by Poorness Studios on May 31, 2023 at 12:51pm

Thanks Taffy. It's very similar to a hammered dulcimer minus the little bridges. I may mess around with something like that at a later time or possibly try different sizes of strings to get multiple notes. It's more of a drone instrument, similar to a Tanpura or Shruti, so probably not a lot of use in melodic stuff. 

Comment by Taffy Evans on May 31, 2023 at 11:42am
Hi Poorness, Interesting stuff, reminds me of the hammered dulcimers I used to make. You are halfway there with that build.

Does one need 3 of them in different chords to accompany a song? Haha.
Cheers Taff
Comment by Poorness Studios on May 31, 2023 at 8:19am

Thanks AD.

Comment by A.D.EKER on May 31, 2023 at 3:57am

All Clear !!

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