New to Theremins, nice to be here!

Posted: 2/6/2020 3:16:37 AM

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

Welcome Luthier!  Glad to hear that B3 is doing right by you! 

Experience on another glis instrument like trombone, violin, slide guitar, musical saw, etc. seems to be one of the keys to quickly coming up to speed on the Theremin.

Posted: 2/7/2020 3:10:37 PM

Joined: 1/30/2020

Hey, it is great to hear that. 

I am new here as well, and also looking for theremin for myself. I hope I find one soon! 

Posted: 2/15/2020 1:40:02 AM

From: 60 Miles North of San Diego, CA

Joined: 10/1/2014

I understand, I hate building anymore


Posted: 2/15/2020 1:47:19 AM

Joined: 2/6/2020

Luthier you might want to look at finest theremin build ever conceived.My simple $50 build:  Classic Theremin .wavThis fits in an EtherWave Standard boxwww.Hwy79.comChristopher

thanks! I simply do not have the time to build a theremin, with all the guitar work I am doing! It sounds lovely, however!

Posted: 2/15/2020 3:56:38 AM

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

"His explanation was that there was a radio station about eight miles from me, that could have been interfering. He could be, and is likely totally correct, however for an instrument labeled “pro” if I had to worry about such things as a performer, something was wrong. Living in a sparsely-populated area in rural Vermont, I shudder to think about interference in a more densely populated area." - Luthier

Sorry for your bad experience Luthier.  The B3 is RC based, so it isn't as selective as an LC Theremin, and it could therefore be more susceptible to interference.  But all Theremins are quite sensitive to many things going on in the electrical environment, it's kind of a wonder that they work at all with the AC mains field and the mega AM radio stations and such.

"I hope to be able to afford a Subscope, and am speaking to the mad-Scientist/artist who makes them."

I've never owned nor even seen one, but from what I've heard I don't believe you can go wrong with a Subscope, Dominik really knows what he is doing.  The Etherwave Standard or Plus are nice professional instruments too, and sometimes you can find them used for not a lot of scratch.

Posted: 2/15/2020 6:20:17 PM

Joined: 2/6/2020

Well, I found what looks like a great deal. A Big Briar early Moog for only $275. When it gets here if all is well, I may need help with that mod for extending bass and linearity. Thanks for help and support.

Posted: 2/15/2020 6:20:45 PM

Joined: 2/6/2020

I still may pull the trigger on a subscope, as well.

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