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Listen to some Madame Chiouque
Madame Chiouque

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".

The 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.

Going into 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 loops directly.

Someone once said, on plucking a hopper, "it feels like plucking a string instrument, but this string instrument is a pure sine wave!".


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