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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:39 pm

I just finished this one off today for a friend of mine.
This gourd has the most incredible bass tone I have ever heard. Seriously deep and rich tone. The beads are wood.

I'm really happy with the way this one turned out. Marco yours are next!
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby Congadelica » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:39 am

Geordie . that looks great . cant wait for mine now . Guiro is a coming . 8) :P
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:37 am

Congadelica wrote:Geordie . that looks great . cant wait for mine now . Guiro is a coming . 8) :P

This one is yours Marco.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby windhorse » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:09 pm

Beautiful!! I'll be psyched to try some of your shakers this summer!
Nice work Geordie!

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby Congadelica » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:33 pm

Cant wait to get shaking 8)
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby congamyk » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:32 am

can anyone make a shekere like this?
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby FidelsEyeglasses » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:21 am

Made by you know who.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby FidelsEyeglasses » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:24 am

Another
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby FidelsEyeglasses » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:30 am

A family
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby Congadelica » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:55 am

Now They are great looking Shekere , Much too nice to play . great art work .

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby congamyk » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:33 pm

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if you drop this and it breaks does a genie come out?
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby FidelsEyeglasses » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:04 am

congamyk wrote:Image
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if you drop this and it breaks does a genie come out?


I don't know any professional experienced musicians that drop their instruments, or allow their instruments into the hands of an inexperienced or drunk people.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:16 am

I've spent a lot of time studying these shekeres. Always a pleasure to see these photos'
I had these instrument in mind when I made that one with white and wood beads. Of course
these instruments have some very advanced construction techniques, I have yet to learn,
but I've learned a lot from these photos.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby congamyk » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:19 am

rhetorical question...get it?

who carved the eye and does that affect the integrity of the gourd when playing bass notes
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby Joseph » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:46 pm

congamyk wrote:who carved the eye and does that affect the integrity of the gourd when playing bass notes

I'd venture to say the eye is carved (or etched) onto a thin brass sheet glued to gourd surface, and edges held in place by a nicely formed donut of plummer's epoxy putty. So it is not carved into gourd surface or affect gourd integrity.

The brass metal work adds another dimension to these shekeres......Regal !

I also like the two tone ribbons inserted mid-way down the weave. They really add color and a dynamic look when being played, (as seen in photos) without getting in the way like a woven tail can sometimes do.

Excellent!
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