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Gurdy madness

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:24 pm
by gallois
After seeing Dennis Havlenas home made hurdy gurdy on Youtube I have got a hankering to have a go myself. At an antique fair last weekend I picked up a cheap guitar with a broken machine head. This will be the basis for the gurdy. I am planning on a 6 string version with 2 bass drones, 2 chanterelles, 1 Trompette and 1 mouche. I may make a few small changes to Dennis' design but these will be reversible if they dont improve the sound quality.
If anyone is interested in following the build I can post photos and progress?

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:59 pm
by gallois
Progress but loads to do!

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:29 am
by wurzul
I like the way the dog is keenly following progress. Lets hope he finds the finished article harmonius!

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:41 am
by Eric the well read
wurzul wrote:I like the way the dog is keenly following progress. Lets hope he finds the finished article harmonius!
The 'Dog' or 'Chien' is an integral part of the 'Gurdy! :wink:

Regards
Eric

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:00 pm
by wurzul
Has anyone told him yet? No wonder he looks anxious.

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:11 pm
by gallois
When he was a pup and we lived in Spain I had to have him 'done' cos he was so aggressive. The vet being Spanish and a bit of a joker freeze dried the removed items and put them inside a Maracas! So whe someone says ' those Maracas are the dogs b******s!' they dont know how true it is. Anyone got the derivision of the saying (d b's) gets first prize?

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:55 pm
by Steve of RaT
:- the d's b used by printers for a colon followed by a dash. :-

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:47 pm
by gallois
The famous Meccano construction sets were originally sold in either "box standard" or "box deluxe". "Box standard" was corrupted to "Bog standard" and "Box deluxe" to "dogs B***cks".