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11th Jan '17 3:14:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* The experimental rock group SleepytimeGorillaMuseum loves this trope. Alongside conventional rock and orchestral instruments, a look through their album booklets reveals such custom-made wonders as: percussion guitar, lever-action lever, pancreas (electric), tangularium, Valhalla, Vatican, pedal-action wiggler, roach, sledgehammer-dulcimer/slide-piano log, thing, popping turtle, pressure-cap marimba, and spring-nail guitar.

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* The experimental rock group SleepytimeGorillaMuseum Music/SleepytimeGorillaMuseum loves this trope. Alongside conventional rock and orchestral instruments, a look through their album booklets reveals such custom-made wonders as: percussion guitar, lever-action lever, pancreas (electric), tangularium, Valhalla, Vatican, pedal-action wiggler, roach, sledgehammer-dulcimer/slide-piano log, thing, popping turtle, pressure-cap marimba, and spring-nail guitar.
26th Oct '16 12:31:52 PM megarockman
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-->'''Carlos''': How about this? I wanted it to have the sound of a lion, so I gave it a mane!
-->(''He demonstrates - [[EpicFail it sounds even worse]].'')
-->'''Dorothy Ann''': [[DeadpanSnarker It's a kitten, Carlos.]]
1st Aug '16 4:04:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s'' holophonor (below) is based on Creator/IsaacAsimov's visi-sonor from ''[[{{Foundation}} The Foundation Trilogy]]''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s'' holophonor (below) is based on Creator/IsaacAsimov's visi-sonor from ''[[{{Foundation}} ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} The Foundation Trilogy]]''.
22nd Jun '16 1:17:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''TheBananaSplits'', Fleagle had the Calliopasaxaviatrumparimbaclaribasotrombaphone.

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* On ''TheBananaSplits'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits'', Fleagle had the Calliopasaxaviatrumparimbaclaribasotrombaphone.
25th May '16 6:04:07 AM anza_sb
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejbOFk7H6c this]] OkGo video, they play a number of instruments by lining them up along the side of the road and driving a car along past them. Some of the instruments are traditional (such as pianos), and some were built specially for this purpose. It can be argued that some items, like the tunnel they drive through, count as a single instrument.

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MejbOFk7H6c this]] OkGo Music/OKGo video, they play a number of instruments by lining them up along the side of the road and driving a car along past them. Some of the instruments are traditional (such as pianos), and some were built specially for this purpose. It can be argued that some items, like the tunnel they drive through, count as a single instrument.


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* The [[https://youtu.be/IvUU8joBb1Q Marble Machine]], built for 14 months by the Swedish band Wintergatan. To play it, one must turn the crank while simultaneously pulling down levers and pressing on the bass strings so that the marbles fall into place and make the desired sound effect (xylophone, bass, or drums).
18th Mar '16 7:32:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EarthFinalConflict'' has "tubes", a Taelon musical instrument which also has something of a holographic visual accompaniment.

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* ''EarthFinalConflict'' ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' has "tubes", a Taelon musical instrument which also has something of a holographic visual accompaniment.



* In ''TheGoonShow'' spinoff short film ''The Case of the Mukkinese Battlehorn'', the eponymous MacGuffin is a large and ridiculously convoluted antique horn.
* ''PhilOfTheFuture'':

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* In ''TheGoonShow'' ''Series/TheGoonShow'' spinoff short film ''The Case of the Mukkinese Battlehorn'', the eponymous MacGuffin is a large and ridiculously convoluted antique horn.
* ''PhilOfTheFuture'':''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'':
8th Jan '16 12:50:34 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Spellsinger}} novels, Jon-Tom's duar is a double-necked guitar in which the two sets of strings cross over one another. When used for spellsinging, some of its strings start fading in and out, as if crossing into another dimension.

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* In the {{Spellsinger}} Literature/{{Spellsinger}} novels, Jon-Tom's duar is a double-necked guitar in which the two sets of strings cross over one another. When used for spellsinging, some of its strings start fading in and out, as if crossing into another dimension.
28th Dec '15 6:02:37 PM Vir
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* [[Franchise/TheSmurfs Harmony Smurf]] once got tricked by Gargamel into giving a ''Turlusiphon'' recital to the smurfs, the instrument's dark power plunging them into an irreversible magical coma. Upon reading into the evil sorceror's tome of the permanent effect, he gives them one last trumpet sendoff, his [[DreadfulMusician horrible playing]] proving ''stronger'' than the curse and waking them all up. "Your music is bad enough to wake up the dead!" Indeed it was.
** The AnimatedAdaptation of the story refers to it as a shazalakazoo.

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* [[Franchise/TheSmurfs In ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'', Harmony Smurf]] Smurf once got tricked by Gargamel into giving a ''Turlusiphon'' (the AnimatedAdaptation of the story refers to it as a shazalakazoo) recital to the smurfs, Smurfs, the instrument's dark power plunging them into an irreversible magical coma. Upon reading into the evil sorceror's tome of the permanent effect, he gives them one last trumpet sendoff, his [[DreadfulMusician horrible playing]] proving ''stronger'' than the curse and waking them all up. "Your music is bad enough to wake up the dead!" Indeed it was.
** The AnimatedAdaptation of the story refers to it as a shazalakazoo.
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23rd Sep '15 7:00:05 PM Berrenta
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** The Gaffophone (see picture), a homemade string/horn instrument whose use invariably results in [[ForMassiveDamage massive]] [[GlassShatteringSound damage]]. The sound the Gaffophone makes is the result of the overlap between BrownNote with LoudOfWar. Psychological and collateral damage all rolled up into one. It causes ''plants'' to commit suicide...

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** The Gaffophone (see picture), a homemade string/horn instrument whose use invariably results in [[ForMassiveDamage massive]] massive [[GlassShatteringSound damage]]. The sound the Gaffophone makes is the result of the overlap between BrownNote with LoudOfWar. Psychological and collateral damage all rolled up into one. It causes ''plants'' to commit suicide...
5th Sep '15 7:38:06 PM Twentington
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* Speaking of steel guitarists, session musician Paul Franklin is known for his variations on the instrument: the Pedabro (a resonator guitar fitted with a pedal), "The Box" (a 10-stringed, well, box with a "swampy" sound), and the baritone steel guitar (a pedal steel guitar tuned an octave lower than a normal one).
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