Created and played by the Ohio based
band "The Gongs", the madame has six strings, an electric
pickup, and built-in electronics called "the electronic wood".
electronic wood is twelve loops of electricity running through carbon
plastic and copper, which you can touch with your fingers on the
silver disc "hoppers".
You can also turn up the knob on each one
to have the sound of the strings go into and through it.
and through the wood, you activate each, and make it resonate by
playing the pitch it's tuned to.
The twelve silver disc hoppers
are made of aluminum and with them you can touch the circuits and
Someone once said, on plucking a hopper, "it feels
like plucking a string instrument, but this string instrument is
a pure sine wave!".