Any Creative ways to minimize chirping?

Posted: 6/8/2011 3:44:47 PM
Chainsaw Willie!

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

Joined: 1/28/2011

Quote Amethyste:"I would love to know how to turn my theremin more personnal. I wish there were wraps for wood furnitures (like they have wraps for cars)... I'd have my Theremin wrapped in Sunflowers or daisies... Yeah I know :( Girlie stuff hmmmm?"

What is impeding your creativity?

There are NO rules outside of that the customization cannot be electricly conductive or contain some metal that alters the capacitive relationship between you hands and the rods.

It is YOUR theremin!

YOU can paint the entire thang day-glow orange and glue on gold painted elbow macaroni noodles.

You can cover it in some sort of wrap, or daisy patterned contact paper, or make your own with the mullet-family photo printed off the internet and covered in varnish.

If you are afraid of lowering the resale value, you can make a cloth cover with any daisy print from the fabric store. When time to sell, you can just pull it off.

Some Soldano guitar amps are covered in fake snake-skin vinyl.

Heck, you can make your own cabinet for the theremin in any crazy way you want, transfer the guts into the new cabinet, and then save the original to stuff the guts back into later.

Heck (again heck!), what could be more girly than building the guts of the theremin into the torso of a female mannequin with the left arm signaling a left turn and the right pointing straight out from the shoulder like it just tossed a shot-put. Slap a yellow sun dress on it and use it as a combingtion theremin cabinet and stage stand. Next winter you could put a fur coat on your left-turn-signaling mannequin (but not a real fur coat that's cruel). Yeah, you could change the clothes for the season or whatever whim. For Saint Patrics day you could give it a green dress (but not a real green dress that's cruel).

You should have nearly NO limitations on how you want to personalize your theremin as long as it does not alter the function of the theremin.

Go ahead search ebay for Hello Kitty... I dare you!

Posted: 6/8/2011 4:05:35 PM

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

Joined: 12/17/2010

Haha... YES! Contact paper!!! :)

I have to look into it!!!

And no, Anything Hello Kitty really grate my nerves!!!

THanks for all the suggestions!!
Posted: 6/8/2011 4:43:01 PM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

And now we have the natural successor to the hit TV show [i]Pimp My Ride[/i].

Yes, it's [i]Gussy Up My Theremin[/i].

Um, when I got married I made wedding bouquets out of imitation flowers made from dyed feathers. (Hey, I can get in touch with my feminine side when needs must, you know.)

Somehow a bird themed cure for chirping seems appropriate to me.

(You should avoid anything with metal, carbon or water content.)
Posted: 6/8/2011 6:55:24 PM

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

And how about just not touching the loop?
Posted: 6/8/2011 8:10:32 PM
Chainsaw Willie!

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

Joined: 1/28/2011

Perhaps the volume loop could be tied to a high voltage bias with no current capability, so it would give her a "subtle reminder" but not stop her heart? After a short period of time both her consious and unconsious would be trained to not touch the loop!

That'll learn ya. (said in a cowboy voice)

Sometimes the solution to a problem comes from thinking of the problem backwards, or from some new point of view.

That is;
Redefine the problem and alternate solutions may present themselves.

Instead of thinking about not touching the loop , the solution may be thinking about not touching the hand.

One of those latex or nitrile gloves could be downright sinister and creepy in a performance.

Those huge long-gauntlet bright yellow dishwashing gloves (like mom wears in Dexter's Laboratory) would be humourus and fun.

Michael Jackson's sparkly white glove was pretty girly...

Maybe the volume loop doesn't need to be insulated/covered. Maybe a the HAND is what needs to be insulated.
Posted: 6/12/2011 11:37:26 AM

From: Kingston, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

I use a sock, or part of a sock, a very nice sock, fitting to be placed on my theremin. Wound and stitched tight, I like resting my hand there when muting for any period of time.

I tried a fancy chopstick cover/sleeve but it had real metal fibers and freaked the thing out and made a lot of noise. I agree, Jackson's glove was cool but also metallic, I'd go with long black silk gloves, or white ones if you can pull it off.

Does anyone remember the Japanese player who made little dresses for her theremin?

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