There is no category for electrical devices.
Or musical instruments for that matter.
I was thinking I'd like to be able to bow my guitar, but it won't work with a straight bow because the strings are not arched like they are on traditional bowed instruments. Thinking of how a hurdy-gurdy
works, I decided to make a turning wheel. It was easy!
I 'm going to post a recording very soon (like after I eat dinner).
Yes, that is a battery and a switch taped to the side of a film canister. A motor inside turns the wheel, which rubs the strings and makes them vibrate. I need something to put on the edge so it doesn't skip so much.
is the recording! This is a tune I've been playing around with for a while, and it's going to turn into an awesome song, I'm sure.
My brother found a hair band that fit around the wheel, which helps a little, but the seam sticks up and just picks the string very quickly instead of bowing it. It's an interesting sound, but not really what I'm after.