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« on: June 29, 2015, 10:43:55 AM »

Anyone had any experience of playing electric spoons.

I've been experimenting and have a piezo pick up attached that feeds a signal into my computer that I can either process with effects or uses as a trigger to a sampler to trigger any sounds I like. I wondered if anyone else had been playing around with anything like this?

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 10:56:51 AM »

Sounds like a health and safety hazard to me!   Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 11:32:26 AM »


Sounds like a health and safety hazard to me!   Shocked

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Ha no, there is no current - piezo pick up works through the movement agitating a quartz crystal that creates a tiny charge, very little risk...I think....Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 12:35:38 PM »

Surely the Bonzos did this at some stage?
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2015, 02:06:01 PM »

I think the Bonzos were pre-piezo - acoustic spoons only! None of your selling out to amplification as Dylan did.

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2015, 02:09:54 PM »


I think the Bonzos were pre-piezo - acoustic spoons only! None of your selling out to amplification as Dylan did.

I've been singing an alternative version of the first line of the Who's substitute since this topic began.



Thats right - The Bonzos only ever used bone fide apostle spoons as well, unlike Dylan who switched to a Judas spoon.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2015, 02:19:30 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2015, 02:58:26 PM »

Split Enz also made inventive use of the spoons ��
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2015, 05:24:46 PM »

Prog spoons anyone? Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2016, 10:58:23 AM »

Funny you should mention Prog...

Geoffrey Richardson of 'Caravan' is a leading exponent of the electric sppons - there is probably YouChoob footage out there of his playing and set up...
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