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Old 04-27-2011, 05:54 PM
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Default PVC Pipe Instrument

So, I randomly decided to build this PVC "marimba" one day and I thought this community might be interested. It is 2 octaves, from A1-A3, and made from over 100 feet of PVC pipe. I made paddles with old flip-flops and marching snare sticks.

Below is a link of me playing it. Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/4sXwSpbVoms

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Old 04-27-2011, 06:01 PM
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Right on man! Those things are so sweet, I really want to build one at some point, haha.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:24 PM
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Sweet! Love it! I've wanted to make one for a long time, myself...
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:08 PM
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Wonder if they make 14" wide PVC pipe...

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Old 04-27-2011, 08:18 PM
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That is so cool. Love the sound. Looks a little like the piping I ran for my hot tub! LOL
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:35 PM
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Very nice and if you ever have any plumbing problems you won't have to make a trip to the hardware store.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:38 PM
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That's pretty cool.

Trying to "tune" that must have been quite a task.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:12 AM
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Woaa...

That's officially the coolest thing I've ever seen. I loved the Mario theme. I can't imagine how long it must have taken to get the pitch of each tube worked out.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:30 PM
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Thanks everyone! Yeah it took a while to build. For tuning, I actually used an app (Cleartune) on my iPhone. If the pipe was flat, I cut some off...if it was sharp I added pipe. Really not too hard -- just time consuming!

My next addition to it is to have a 5 gallon bucket behind me with a bass drum pedal attached. I will use my heel to "backwards pedal" a bass beat while I play the pipes. Crazy? Indeed.
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Seriously awesome :D I want one... now.

Did you follow some plans to build this or did you just do it yourself?
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:46 AM
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Dude, if you could post a DIY for this instrument, that would frickin' awesome.

I've always wanted to make one myself, and it's such a cool voice, too. I wanted to make one for my high school just to see if my director could come up with a use for it!
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Outstanding work.


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