The Original Aquasonic Super Standard Waterphone Percussion Made In New York
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The Original Aquasonic Super Standard Waterphone Percussion Made In New York:
AquaSonic™ Super Standard Waterphone
The AquaSonic™ Waterphone is a unique, hand-crafted, water-filled musical instrument that creates hauntingly ethereal sounds reminiscent of humpback whale calls or the eerie, sci-fi sounds produced by a theremin. Because the AquaSonic™ Waterphone is atonal, it is easy and fun to play! No instruction is required.
To play the AquaSonic™ Waterphone, the resonator chamber is first filled with a small amount of water. The sound is produced by bowing the bronze times (spokes) using a violin bow or percussively by lightly striking the resonator chamber or tines with a mallet, drumstick or by hand.The extended length of the column and the light-weight materials used in its construction makes it easy to hold while playing. Ruggedly constructed from bronze and stainless steel the AquaSonic™ Waterphone is extremely durable. With proper care it will last a lifetime.
With no compromise to sound quality and durability AquaSonic™ Waterphones are clearly the most affordable on the market.
Because this is a unique, handcrafted instrument, it not only sounds great, but also looks great as a work of metal-sculpture art. The detailed photo shows irregularities that only add to the beauty of the AquaSonic™ Waterphone.
Over the years we have sold AquaSonic™ Waterphones to many productions of the musical "Wicked," as well as symphony orchestras, movie-production studios and recording studios. Listen closely the next time you see a creepy movie or TV show and the chances are that you will hear an AquaSonic™ Waterphone.Tink and the Aquasonic™ Waterphone Acquisition! Thomas Grillo Playing the Aquasonic™ Waterphone Bowing the Aquasonic™ Waterphone The Aquasonic™ Ripple model Waterphone and Theremin Duet
AquaSonic™ Super Standard Specifications
- Component materials: Stainless steel and bronze (extremely durable and will last a lifetime)
- Height: 13 inches (33 cm)
- Width at base: 8 inches (20.3 cm)
- Description: Of the four models we sell on the Super Standard is our smallest and lightest model, weighing 1 pound, 6 ounces, or .62 kilograms. This makes it easy to hold while playing during long performances. It has fewer playing rods (tines) than our larger models, but still sounds resonant and wonderful. It is also extremely affordable for those on a tight budget.