playing the mackerel tin thumb pianos

made a short video to demonstrate the sound of the mackerel tin thumb pianos I made for my nephews recently…

mackerel tin lamellophones

spent the past few days making little thumb pianos for my young nephews, ned and levi…

wooden soundboard from a cigar box lid – made the bridge and fittings from hobby store brass strip…

tines are thin steel strip beaten out with a small sledge hammer… the bottle cap is wired onto . . . → Read More: mackerel tin lamellophones

a lamellophone for The Donkey’s Tail

today I constructed a lamellophone for John, a friend who’s turning 60 on the weekend…

the materials are a cigar box lid, a cylindrical tin mounted underneath to help amplify the vibrations, hobby store brass plate for the tynes, a few street-retrieved bottle caps as resonators, and nuts and bolts to hold it . . . → Read More: a lamellophone for The Donkey’s Tail