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Title: Ernst Zacharias and the Clavinet
Post by: bourniplus on February 27, 2017, 09:02:29 AM
I stumbled on this article about Ernst Zacharias and his inventions, some of you guys might enjoy it.

http://www.soundonsound.com/people/ernst-zacharias-hohner-clavinet
Title: Re: Ernst Zacharias and the Clavinet
Post by: Peter Hayes on February 27, 2017, 10:20:31 AM
Cool. Thanks.
Title: Re: Ernst Zacharias and the Clavinet
Post by: Fred on February 28, 2017, 12:42:27 PM
Thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: Ernst Zacharias and the Clavinet
Post by: Jenzz on March 01, 2017, 05:12:12 AM
Hi .-)

Ernst is a cool guy, being in his 90's, he lives in Hamburg now and we talk on the phone from time to time. He is still busy on building obscure instruments for himself... Actually, he builds a pipe organ 'without air', using small speakers, mics and amps to get feedback loops through the pipe, while pipe lenghts determing the pitch.

Another actual project is to build a clavinet only with parts from the lumber store/ building market... The only original part will be the pickups and the keyboard Frame.

Jenzz
Title: Re: Ernst Zacharias and the Clavinet
Post by: bourniplus on March 01, 2017, 08:01:12 PM
You know Ernst?! How cool is that!
Could you ask him whether a Clavinet could take the added tension of thicker plain strings?!!  ;D ;D ;D
(see this thread http://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=9397.0)
Heheh just kidding.

Or maybe not.

Title: Re: Ernst Zacharias and the Clavinet
Post by: Jenzz on March 02, 2017, 02:09:56 PM
Maybe ask him yourself?

https://zachariasorgel.wordpress.com/das-clavinet/

There, you can find his mail address.... But i think you have to write in german ,-)



Another cool site dedicated to Ernst Zacharias:

http://www.hohner-pianet.com/hohner_pianet/

...contains some schematics and tech drawings...



regards, Jenzz