volume antenna orientation

Posted: 8/10/2005 11:26:24 AM

From: gretna, louisiana

Joined: 8/10/2005

just back (and inspired) from the EtherFest2005.
i watch pamelia and other 'left-handed' players sometimes
play 'right-handed' theremins from the back.

so i experimented by playing my 'RHS' theremin as a 'lefty'.
i immediately noticed that the volume response was really
different. consequently the tone of the theremin was more to my liking (kinda' like duane allman/s slide guitar sound).

now here/s what i/m getting to:
i resumed playing 'right-handed' from the from panel, but
i switched the antenna, where the 'loop' goes toward the back. i noticed immediately that there is a tremendous boost in gain and responsiveness. i also like the tone better.

my question is this:
does anyone know if this is harmful (electronically)?

Posted: 8/10/2005 2:51:47 PM

From: Hillsborough, NC (USA)

Joined: 2/13/2005

Hmm... I'm guessing that with the loop aimed backwards, it's just not as close to your body, so maybe you're getting better response range out of the volume antenna now. If you bring your hand say halfway to the antenna, does it sound like it used to (before you switched it?)
Posted: 8/10/2005 3:55:41 PM

From: gretna, louisiana

Joined: 8/10/2005

it/s very much louder and
one has to put the hand very close. there/s some serious gain. you can/t make it sound like it used to even by turning the volume knob all the way to the left. it/s still
quite hot.


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