Wanted Theramin, amp and stand.

Posted: 6/19/2011 9:49:45 PM
Chainsaw Willie!

From: Just a short walk away from Nike Missile Site S-13/14

Joined: 1/28/2011

Holy Ka-Rap!!!!

The guy is just looking to see if someone has a theremin for sale.

There is no need to go psychoanalyzing him or giving parenting advice. It does not matter if the child really is a little Motzart or just a kid having fun making noise. It is just a guy looking to buy. He does not deserve to be ganged-up on and chased off.

Heck, if his kid needs to stand up to this judgement and talent criterea to get a Theremin, why should 80% of the rest of us (judging from the "talent" shown in most YouTube videos) be allowed to own a Theremin without submitting a resume, pass a written test, and pay for a Thereminist licence.
Posted: 6/19/2011 10:08:55 PM

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

Chainsaw Willie! wrote:

"There is no need to go psychoanalyzing him or giving parenting advice. "

totally ditto that statement.
Posted: 6/20/2011 6:21:42 AM

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

Nick is a fascinating kid! Your post about his varied interests and accomplishments is amazing. I have a number of ideas as to why he is interested in origami and why he is so good at chess endgame but I guess this isn't the place for me to express them. It's off topic and I seem to be upsetting my fellow Theremin Worlders (not that there's anything unusual about that).

Walacz, I apologize if I gave you the impression that I was ganging up on you, or trying to chase you off.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
Posted: 6/20/2011 3:25:01 PM

Joined: 6/19/2011

I was thinking of a Burns B-3 Deluxe. I am easily confused. There is "sounds like Burns". Also their are Zeps. They make references to bands, such as Lez Zeppelin, Led Zeppagaing. What did the real Led Zeppelin use?

I didn't mind the previous feedback.
Posted: 6/20/2011 5:47:09 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

If you're serious about getting a decent playable theremin, then the Burns B3 Deluxe is a fine choice. "Sounds like Burns" is the Burns website and ebay name. Unlike the Moog Etherwave, I believe the Burns B3 has only one voice (no timbre control).

The theremin played by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin was probably a custom made one-off unit. There were no commecially made theremins of that type available back then. It was a single antenna model (pitch only).

The reference to the Zeppelin theremin is usually a theremin maker going by the moniker Theremaniacs. It is also just a pitch only model. There is no volume loop. The Zeppelin connection is purely a marketing tool.

PS...to "gang up" on someone implies a "gang" of two or more persons. That doesn't apply in this case. I really don't think that was his intent. [edit] Now, if he had multiple personalities...
Coercion by a single person would be "bullying". I think "insistant" would be a more accurate descriptor in this case. [/edit]
Posted: 6/20/2011 7:23:24 PM

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

If it takes two or more to gang up on someone, then the only person ganged up on was me!


Posted: 6/20/2011 8:06:27 PM

Joined: 6/19/2011

I don't want to seem too ignorant,even tho the was an extra letter in my last post. I Googled "timbre control" and got stuff like "Timbre Control in the Zebra Finch". What is it?

In state of the art tissue culture, Zebra x Finch could be done with luck. Homo x Mus were used to map the human genome. The Mouseketeers lived for only a few cell divisions.
Posted: 6/20/2011 8:24:50 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

Timbre (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/timbre) (pronounced "tamber") is the "character" of a sound. It is the mix of fundamental and harmonic frequencies that, for example, make a flute sound different than a clarinet, which sounds different than a saxophone, etc.

A theremin can have a timbre that can sound string-like (cello/viola/violin), brassy, voice-like, flute-like, or pure sine wave.

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