Big Briar Etherwave Tech Question - Pitch Sense Distance

Posted: 11/1/2005 8:25:50 AM

From: Richmond Hill, Georgia

Joined: 9/18/2005

I was using my Etherwave last night for a halloween party (yes, I'm a Visigoth), and the usual control range is about 2-3 feet where the lowest pitch starts. However, for some reason, the range shifted to only about 12 inches, after adjusting the pitch control. Thinking it was a dirty pot, I rotated the sucker several times, but never got the wide range for control like it was, and which I prefer for obvious reasons.

Anyone else experience this?

Posted: 11/1/2005 8:22:08 PM

From: Kansas City, Mo.

Joined: 8/23/2005


Yesterday I brought my Theremax to the office with me for Halloween. I experienced a limited range problem because of the large Aloe plant on my desk (guess an Aloe plant has a lot of capacitance). When I moved the plant away from the Theremin then the range was back to normal.

Perhaps there was something, such as a plant, in your control zone.
Posted: 11/2/2005 9:21:29 AM

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

Every space is different.

Once I had to raise my stand to the instrument was about 5 feet off the ground to find a clear field in a crowded rehearsal space.

It made playing quite interesting....

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