Using a Vacuum Tube Piano Tuner as an Instrument #MusicMonday
As it turns out, maybe you can play anything. Here’s the musician Hainbach playing a piano tuner from the 1950s. Here’s more from Hainbach:
In which I play the unlikeliest instrument ever, the Wandel & Goltermann STG-1 Stimmgerät from the 1950s. This beautiful measurement device is meant for tuning pianos, but has little 13 step keyboard and nice knob for volume, which makes it rather playable as a primitive monophonic synthesizer. A minor non-destructive hack allows even use through pedals and effects. This makes it a rather nice if accidental electronic instrument.
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