new invention-thansk duct tape!

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new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby watertore » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:59 pm

Hi All: I continue to try and get my 1 man band set up to meet my dreams. One I have been messing/thinking on for a couple years is to have a real brush hitting my snare and a real drumstick hitting it as well. Up to the other day, I have been using a regular bass drum beater, with a piece of wood glued on the felt to give a wood sound. Well the other day I was digging through my drum cases. Katherine, my drummer in Ca, gave me her fathers vintage ludwig set as a going away present. I found some sticks and a brush in a case and it all came together in a flash- duck tape :lol: I cut the drumstick and brush and taped each to opposite sides of the beater. WOW, now I have either real stick snare sound, or real brush sound with simply losening the pad and turning it 180 degrees. I love the brush sound and was listening to Joe Williams the other day using that and an upright bass. Well, this new piano I bought(thanks Skyla for the inspiration to get one!), has a bunch of different instrument sounds on it. One allows me to split the keyboard in 1/2. I use an acoustic bass sound on the lower keys and a regular piano on the upper ones. This is a sound I have dreamed of for years. Thanks Duck Tape!! Walter

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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby ricochet » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:42 pm

That's cool!
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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby maxx england » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:22 am

Generous too, you could have patented that. :mrgreen:
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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby cas » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:32 pm

Ah, duct tape, a person's best friend.

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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby boogiechillun85 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:29 pm

What's that old line?

You only need two things in this world: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it does move and it shouldn't, use duct tape.

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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby watertore » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:51 pm

that duct tape has saved many a situations, and that w-d40 is right there with it! Do you guys know Blaze Foley? He was a friend during my austin days. Sadly he got killed, but the duct taped life he led will live forever! He was famous for many wild anticts, but everyone got a kick out of how he used duct tape to hold his worn out clothes and shoes together.

pictures of blaze and his duct tape
http://blazefoley.net/pitchers/
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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby michelle » Fri May 23, 2008 9:41 am

i dont recommend duct tape for car mufflers or exhausts 8)
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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby ricochet » Fri May 23, 2008 5:34 pm

Sounds like the voice of experience.
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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby michelle » Fri May 23, 2008 10:40 pm

ricochet wrote:Sounds like the voice of experience.

Oooooh yeah
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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby Bournio » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:03 pm

michelle wrote:i dont recommend duct tape for car mufflers or exhausts 8)


Fencing wire keeps them in place though!
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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby ricochet » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:31 pm

How about fencing foil?
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Re: new invention-thansk duct tape!

Postby tinsmith » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:53 am

I once made a left fender for a '64 Wildcat from duct tape.......


T'was either that or not drive.....
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