Tallwes' new axe

Posted: 3/15/2005 5:28:32 AM
Tallwes

From: Portland, OR, USA, Terra, Sol, Milkyway

Joined: 3/1/2005

Thanx for all the help answering my questions on buying a theremin. I discovered a music store(Applemusic) here locally that sells Etherwaves and had them in stock. I went over and Joel, who was really helpful, set one up for me to try out. Needless to say I ended up taking one home.

I am now the proud owner of a shiny new Etherwave standard, two mic stands, a gig bag and a Roland Cube Monitor CM-30 keyboard amplifier. The gig bag is a generic Gator case which is cheaper then moog's gig bag, has a little extra room for any future effects pedals, etc that I might accumulate and does not have the word MOOG emblazoned on the side indicating that it contains some nice expensive electronic music gear inside. I ended up settling for the Roland CM-30 because it was of a small size, and had a single handle for carrying. It even had a socket on the bottom for mounting on a mic stand(the reason for two mic stands) so I can get it up higher and closer to my head to make it easier hear the theremin. It is a 30 watter and has three channel inputs giving me definitely some room to grow into it. I have not put it to the test, volume wise, just yet since I am too compassionate to expose my neighbors to my beginning theremin practicing.

I just got this new rig up and running today and am having a blast.:)

Another question: On the DVD that comes with the Etherwave, in the Mastering the Theremin video. What is that strange looking theremin that Lydia Kavina plays? The one that is about 2ft by 2ft in size, is black and has a square cutout in the middle between the volume and pitch antennas.

Tallwes



Posted: 3/15/2005 6:34:32 AM
Charlie D

From: England

Joined: 2/28/2005

Is it by any chance the Moog 91a? The weirf h-shaped theremin? (See below for a pic)

http://www.thereminvox.com/ezimagecatalogue/catalogue/variations/215-400x500.jpg
Posted: 3/15/2005 11:25:29 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Here's a link to our Series 91 theremin entry in the gallery too.

http://www.thereminworld.com/theremins.asp?m=1&t=6

Looks like I need to get links in the forums working sooner than later!
Posted: 3/15/2005 5:48:42 PM
Tallwes

From: Portland, OR, USA, Terra, Sol, Milkyway

Joined: 3/1/2005

According to the caption on the picture it was the 91b, the theremin on the right of the picture, that I saw on the DVD. Why did Big Briar quite making the 91 series? I also like the looks of the 91c.
Posted: 3/15/2005 6:41:07 PM
Etherspiel

From: Los Angeles

Joined: 3/8/2005

Congrats on the new theremin, Tallwes! I think you made an excellent choice - the Etherwave is a great sounding and playing theremin.

I think that the series 91 were discontinued because they were replaced with the Ethervox model, which has now been replaced with the Etherwave pro.

Posted: 3/15/2005 11:03:11 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I just found a page with a small clip of a Japanese thereminist playing a nice rendition of "The Swan" on a Series 91. It's posted in the gallery page.

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