Instrument Built From Bike Spokes
Sure, electric violins are cool…but an electric Mbira? In this video, we hear a sound demo of exactly this…using titanium bicycle spokes and radio controlled boat parts.
What we found cool is that the instrument has a built-in preamp, as well as a headphone amplifier, optimizing its sound output for any listening environment. As you can hear, the harmonic content it produces is quite extraordinary.