Pain and Suffer with no gain

I’ll rant about this later.. but visuals are in order.



the face has a shoe in-print… It’s about the size of a grandfather clock, except it’s a bit too narrow. I am tempt to name is something that’s related to coffins.


I’m posting the text parts of this project in case of chaos occurring tomorrow .

-Title of project

Our instrument the [name] is a zither built with the properties of a strings quartet (violin, viola, cello, and bass) instrument. It has 9 strings and is able to produce 9 unique notes in addition to 9 accidentals(sharps and flats), which in total allows 18 notes to be produced. Originating from the far east and Europe, zithers are commonly used in folk music. Our zither resembles the earlier versions of the instrument, which is a rectangular board with strings stretched across.

Although the [name] is a zither, its functionality is actually more similar to a strings instrument. The two diagrams explain their similarities.

How sound is created on the [name]:
-sound is created from the string(3) vibrating between the tunning peg(1,2) and the bridge(4).
-We attached two sound posts(6) near the hole(5) top help sound travel from the top of the instrument to the bottom.
-the hole(5) is drilled between the bridge and a the pegs(1) to help project sound more efficently.

Unlike a string instrument(which has 4 strings of different density strtched across a fixed length), we decided to place our bridges in different places along the top. This is because we used different types of industrial wires to test for the best quality, and therefore do not know the exact density of each wire. This resulted in the decision to tune our instrument with tension and (mainly) length.

(1) We adjust the tension on all the strings so that they are the same(looping the same amount of wires for each tuning peg)
(2) We tuned two of the strings s that they are perfectly adjacent notes (ex. C-D)
(3) we measure the horizontal and vertical distance between the two bridges.
(4) then, we place the other bridges according to the measurements.
(5) Finally, we fine tune each string by slightly moving the bridge’s location and twisting the pegs.


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