Flickr: Busking with a theremin

Posted: 10/29/2005 2:51:38 PM
Charlie D

From: England

Joined: 2/28/2005

The thing on his belt is a Danelectro Honeytone mini-amp. They sell the same model just down the road from my house.
Posted: 10/29/2005 2:56:17 PM

From: Hillsborough, NC (USA)

Joined: 2/13/2005

Wow - thanks for the quick answer! So then this rig is probably entirely battery-powered. Have you tried this mini amp?
Posted: 10/29/2005 6:41:30 PM

Joined: 2/21/2005

His instrument looks almost exactly like the TECI solid-state theremin model 147 in the downloadable instruction manual.
Posted: 11/2/2005 3:10:17 PM

From: torrance, ca

Joined: 10/2/2005

my friend owns a honeytone mini amp and it works great for guitars. we used to walk around the beach for hours playing our electric instruments through it. i'm sure a theremin would sound fine coming from one, but it doesn't get very loud.
Posted: 11/2/2005 4:49:18 PM

From: Hillsborough, NC (USA)

Joined: 2/13/2005

I can just imagine one of you wearing an optical theremin on your back and the other one playing it as you walk down the beach... :)
Posted: 11/3/2005 9:53:14 PM

From: Colorado

Joined: 7/5/2005

I'm happy with my little Honeytone. It was cheap, something like 25-30 dollars. Sure, the tone is a little distorted, but it does fine in an informal setting and it has tone adjustments to play with. I used mine with my Etherwave in my hotel room at the EtherMusic 2005 festival, for practice. Practical for traveling, weighs 2 or 3 pounds, and I think it would be fine for busking. Reviews of it somewhere say that it can suddenly stop working if dropped on its head-- might be good to have a 2nd one handy.
Posted: 11/4/2005 9:56:12 AM

Joined: 11/4/2005

Hi, I'm new here. I took the picture that's posted above. I'd never heard of a theremin before, but as a result of seeing this guy play, I've been poking around to see what I can learn about theremins.

This theremin is being played by Arthur Harrison, a member of The Cassettes.

I don't know him, or anyone in the band. I just saw them playing a few songs a couple weeks ago.
They have a webpage:

Posted: 11/5/2005 12:27:06 AM

From: Hillsborough, NC (USA)

Joined: 2/13/2005

That's Art?! Wow!

He's famous in theremin circles for his wonderful website and bunches of schematics. I had no idea that was him in the photo. Thanks for letting us know, and welcome to Theremin World!
Posted: 11/9/2005 8:17:37 AM

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

It's a small (theremin) world after all....
Posted: 12/4/2005 10:13:58 PM

Joined: 12/4/2005

With a Blue Danelectro N-10 Honeytone Mini Amp on the hip!
oh sorry didn't read the other replies before posting this one.

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