Instruments used by Electric Junkyard Gamelan
An electric stringed instrument that uses rubber bands for strings and coat hangers for a frame. Most commonly played by striking bands with thin wooden skewers however it can also be plucked.
Bass voice of the Barp family. This electric string instrument uses large rubber bands for strings with a frame made from a folding table base. Played by striking bands with round chop sticks and can also be plucked.
An electric zither like instrument using piano wire for strings. Played by either striking the strings with thin skewers or plucking with fingers or picks. High bridges allow for bending notes like the Indian sitar. The name is thus derived from a combination of a Sitar and a Sundanese (western Java) zither instrument called the Kacapi (pronounced kachapi). The frame made from disgarded futon frame wood.
An electric string instrument using five bass guitar strings strung over high bridges to allow note bending. Frame a 2x4 with stove bolt tuners. Played with soft rubber mallets.
The Pot Rack
A collection of various sized cast iron fry pans, sauce pans and other metal sound producing objects such as the 10gallon drum, a garbage can kick drum, and vaious sized hub caps. Played with mallets, sticks, hands and feet.
The Boing Pots
A family of various sized sauce pans an soup pots that make a boing sound when struck with soft mallets. Includes Large Boing, Boing , Mini Boing, and SuperMiniBoing pots.
The Gong Rack
A collection of metal basins, truck springs, pans, and various ringy metal objects played with mallets.
A two octave set of tuned metal conduit pipes suspended vertically and played with hard mallets.
A family end blown wind instruments made of copper pipe and using alto saxophone mouthpiece.
A three octave set of tuned clay pots. Played with mallets like marimba.
All instruments designed and built by Terry Dame