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Gadget Freak Case #191: The FaceMelter3000

Joe Groele wanted to create some unique electric guitar sounds. His inspiration was William Duddell’s “singing arc” from the early 1900s. Duddell created sound by varying air pressure through an electric arc. Unlike the plasma loudspeakers that evolved from Duddell’s design -- known for their clarity and purity of tone -- Joe wanted a sound with extreme distortion.
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Rob Spiegel
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Check out the video
Rob Spiegel   7/26/2011 11:53:23 AM
Now this is cool. You have to watch the video to get the full flavor of what Joe has accomplished here. It's much more intricate that Hendrix smashing his guitar up against an amp (which wasn't bad in its way). Good going, Joe.

William K.
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The spark-speaker
William K.   7/29/2011 11:37:12 PM
Very interesting indeed. The puzzle to me is in the demonstration the spark and the music did not seem to match.

Now I need to get an ignition coil so that I can try this experiment

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I still haven't been able to see the video
Cisco   8/2/2011 3:41:23 PM
the link to the video does not work

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