Wavefront travel theremin on eBay

Posted: 3/7/2005 8:08:44 AM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

I wonder what the TSA would say if I try to take one of these with me on the flight to Germany!
Posted: 3/7/2005 11:54:32 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

When I flew to Maine for the 1997 theremin festival with my Etherwave in a duffel bag, I definitely got some strange looks. It was before 9/11, of course. I brought along the manual, some product brochures, and all the registration material I had for the festival... just in case.

Oddly, I think people were more nervous about the mic stand sticking out of my bag than the theremin :)
Posted: 3/8/2005 3:21:20 AM
TomFarrell

From: Undisclosed location without Dick Cheney

Joined: 2/21/2005

Actually, this is a really good question. What *would* TSA say about a Theremin? Has anybody flown with one since 9/11?

I'm concerned about whether they might try to claim the antennas could be used as weapons, and ban them. Last I knew knitting needles were banned, and my pitch rod is definitely more dangerous than my knitting needles...
Posted: 3/8/2005 8:27:51 AM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

I don't think they would let you have an antenna in your carry-on.

I am also afraid that a black box full of electronics might scare them a little as well. I think taking along the manuals would be a good idea.

I would definitely call the airline and ask them and I would show up early so you have time to explain what it is and what it does. Maybe you could put on an impromptu recital at the security gate. (Make sure you put out a tip jar!)
Posted: 3/8/2005 4:27:23 PM
ThereMan

From: chicago illinois

Joined: 2/15/2005

i almost bid on this theremin but decided going over 400 dollars just seemed like to much money for a used theremin, when i can get a brand new etherwave with warantee for under 400
Posted: 3/8/2005 4:40:09 PM
ThereMan

From: chicago illinois

Joined: 2/15/2005

dont take me wrong, u bought a good theremin...listen to angel on the wavefront website it is probably my favortie theremin recording and it features the wavefront, i plan to buy one soon just didnt wanna spend that money and get no warantee, wavefront gives you a year
Posted: 3/8/2005 4:40:11 PM
ThereMan

From: chicago illinois

Joined: 2/15/2005

dont take me wrong, u bought a good theremin...listen to angel on the wavefront website it is probably my favortie theremin recording and it features the wavefront, i plan to buy one soon just didnt wanna spend that money and get no warantee, wavefront gives you a year
Posted: 3/8/2005 5:27:32 PM
model citizen

From: Auckland, NZ

Joined: 3/8/2005

I know what you're saying. I was hoping for something a little cheaper but don't have that luxury down here - and "cheap" used theremins just don't seem to turn up (unless you're in-the-know). Also doubtful that the warrantee on the Moog would be honoured here if the unit was sent from the US.

Anyways, nevermind. I kinda liked the kookiness of the Wavefront over the Etherwave...although it probably won't look as "dramatic" playing this one as opposed to a "traditional" theremin design.

"Angel" - yes, even though there's hardly any info on the Wavefront out there (although they've been incredibly prompt and helpful with email requests) that one recording really made me feel I made the right choice!
Posted: 3/8/2005 6:33:41 PM
ThereMan

From: chicago illinois

Joined: 2/15/2005

i think you did, and you will have more style than any theremin player
Posted: 3/8/2005 6:34:11 PM
Etherspiel

From: Los Angeles

Joined: 3/8/2005

I just returned from visiting the Wavefront workshop today, and I can tell you that the briefcase model is a top-notch theremin, and you will not be disappointed. It is very playable with a nice tone. I am considering purchase of a wavefront myself, and am trying to weigh it against the Etherwave Pro.

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