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    Came across this from a windy rooftop in Tokyo where the AGC is working overtime. I didn't know what a Shamisen was. Now I do
    Interesting looking at parallel development.The huge pick seems to act as a percussion tool also
    I wonder if other planets also have instruments with strings and a pick
    There is a point at around 4:30 to 4:50 where you can hear them ping pong the base note left and right.


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    I actually had a shamisen come into my shop for repair - it had a broken head stock. I only took pictures of the break and the glue up. Since it was somewhat shattered I used slow set epoxy on the repair

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    We had the pleasure of hearing this wonderful group a few years ago



    How about mixing 6th century Chinese music with a little 20th century Americana

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      Takes a spackle knife to play. That's a Fender pick sitting on the shamisen pick
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chordite View Post
        . . . Interesting looking at parallel development.The huge pick seems to act as a percussion tool also
        I wonder if other planets also have instruments with strings and a pick . . .
        Cool instruments. There are so many ways to generate sound. One involves a plucked string. Assuming they can perceive vibrations in or near our auditory range I don't see why aliens wouldn't develop something similar.
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        • #5
          I was digging thru some pictures and found this. I guess the shamisen was in the shop at the same time I was putting the Sustainiac in the flying Vee. Kind of Yin and Yang, eh?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chordite View Post

            I wonder if other planets also have instruments with strings and a pick
            Well, if String Theory is correct, everything is made up of vibrating strings... ...but it doesn't say anything about picks AFAIK.


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            • #7
              I'd like to see E VH play around with that thing. They definitely give that boy from deliverance a run for his money.

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