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Building an Instrument (Part 5)

How It Worked

The instrument did not work too well. Construction was easy enough but tuning was problematic. Firstly, because the resolution of the tuning mechanism was very fine. A very small turn in either direction would result in large changes in pitch so making small changes in tuning was very difficult.

But worse than this the eyelets did not stay in place and so by the time each successive string had been tuned all previously tuned strings had gone completely out of tune again.

Because of this the instrument is unplayable as anything other than a sound effect, although what requirements there may be for such an effect is anyone’s guess. 

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