Any Creative ways to minimize chirping?

Posted: 6/7/2011 11:15:56 AM

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

Joined: 12/17/2010

I have read that some of you put some nylon tybing on the loop. But I want something kind of *girly* rather than industrial looking... Do you think that elastic ribbon would be okay? Just wanted to know before I go and buy some...

What is the requirement for the chirping to stop? Certain thickness?

THank you... :)
Posted: 6/7/2011 12:26:54 PM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

It just needs to be an insulator and prevent your fingers from touching the metal.

One halloween I draped a bedsheet over my instrument, ghost style, and it did not affect the playability at all.

Perhaps you could sew a pretty theremin cover. If you can make it look like this ( I would like one too.

Posted: 6/7/2011 12:41:09 PM

From: germany, kiel

Joined: 5/10/2007

Something fancy can be build with the
strickliesel ( The result is tubish, should fit and stability temperature issues were yesterday.
Posted: 6/7/2011 5:35:40 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

Amethyste - I think that's a wonderful idea! With a little creativity, the possibilities are immense. It'll be interesting to see what you come up with.
Posted: 6/7/2011 5:58:06 PM

From: Tucson, AZ USA

Joined: 2/26/2011

DOMINIK … Don’t eat your vegetables!

Oh so beautiful, you have given the room a breath of fresh air. I felt the oxygen get sucked out the past few days.
Posted: 6/7/2011 8:24:35 PM
Chainsaw Willie!

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

Joined: 1/28/2011

* A Christmas stocking
* old gramma underpants from the second-hand store
* $15 worth of Hello Kitty stickers
* pink nail polish
* Elmers glue sprinkled with sequins and glitter
* fake leapard fur
* bicycle handlebar tape with pinks skulls with hair bows (but strangely, no hair as it is a skull)
* the cover of a romance novel with a painting of long haired Fabio, wrapped around the tubing and covered in Modge Podge
Posted: 6/7/2011 9:40:52 PM

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

Joined: 12/17/2010

Jeff - I am giving my little brain wheels a little bot of spin... I'll come up with something and I'll take pictures and send them to you :) How have you been?

Touchless!! I have been wondering about you! I am glad that you wrote a little something... How are you doing? How is your project going?

Willie! I am laughing my bum off here... You are too funny... You have good ideas actiually.... Hmmmmmmm...
Posted: 6/7/2011 9:41:46 PM

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

Joined: 12/17/2010

Gordon!!! I want one of those!!! :)
Posted: 6/8/2011 7:41:35 AM

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

Why not just use a length of heat shrink tubing? It comes in 'hot pink' and a variety of other colors. You could even layer different colors for a "rainbow" effect.

Don't use anything that is going to dangle. That includes Fabio.

There are lots of videos on YT demonstrating and discussing heat shrink tubing.
Posted: 6/8/2011 9:10:35 AM

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

Joined: 12/17/2010

No Fabio Dangling?! :( Awwwwwwwwwwwwww...
Coalport, you are a dream crusher :P

I was thinking of Elastic ribbon cause it is easy to change if one day I don't like it anymore or if it looks like it could used a new one...

I thought of the nylon sleeve but hmmmm... I don't know, it's not calling to me at all...

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?

Are you guys running away yet?

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