Mudcat Café message #524745 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37495   Message #524745
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
09-Aug-01 - 07:39 PM
Thread Name: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
Subject: RE: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
Spaw, I just had a brainwave while I was in the shower.

If you took one of your lap dulcimers, attached it to the handlebars of a bicycle, removed the wheels, put it on a stand, and attached one end of the brake cables to the pedal crankshaft and the other end to the tuning machines of the dulcimer, you could have yourself a pedal steel dulcimer (with built-in seat, already).

I hereby call you all to witness that I surrender all patent rights on this invention to my friend Spaw, only requesting that when he makes his fortune from the idea he remembers who thought of it originally.

Murray