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Mody Dick Waterphone

Mody Dick Waterphone

Regular price $2,875.00
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The waterphone is an extraordinary sound and musical instrument that is used in therapy, in new meditative overtone music and also in modern classical compositions.
It consists of a flat, round metal sound body that is filled with a little water. A pipe rises in the middle, which also serves as a sound hole, handle and filling opening for the water. Many different thin and long sounding sticks are soldered to the outside of the edge, which can be made to sound with a bow, a mallet or with your fingers. By pivoting the instrument, the water flows back and forth in the sound body. Depending on how much the ground is covered with water, the resonance changes. This creates sounds that are reminiscent of whale songs.

The inventor Richard Waters builds his waterphone from industrially manufactured stainless steel sheets. This gives it a special sound that is also characteristic of steel drums and hangs, for example.

Martin Bläse uses hammered alpaca (=nickel silver) or bronze sheets for his waterphones, which are also used to make gongs and singing bowls. This is much more complex, but it gives the instruments a soft, long-lasting sound.

The Moby Dick is only available in Nickle Silver.
All waterphones include box, mallet, rosin, and bow.
54 Tone Rods
27 Pounds
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