DIY Thumb Pianos!

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Thumb Piano


Wow, check out some of these really cool DIY Thumb Pianos!

Sometimes an instrument you know can become something else altogether. Bob Collier has been constructing his own thumb pianos, adding amplification, effects, self-sampling features, and novel cases involving recycled camera bodies and faux fur. As Bob says, “Sometimes the crudest and roughest looking kalimbas can sound surprisingly good especially with the right context of fx and

I find kalimbas beautiful and delicate to begin with. Throw in some faux fur and Korg KAOSS Pad effects, and they take on a whole new life:


3 Responses to DIY Thumb Pianos!

  1. Fashion Tips says:

    I would never have the patience to build something like that. More power to them for doing it !

  2. girrrrrrr2 says:

    i wanna make one… but i would never learn to play it…

  3. Izl says:

    Thats really cool but a thumb drum would be better.

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