Vardiphone


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The Vardiphone is an instrument co created by Halldor Arnar Ulfarsson and me.

Halldor has been building feedback instruments for a few years, the Vardiphone seeks inspiration in one of the first, Dorophone #1.

We’re using an old guitar I bought in Brooklyn, it’s a copy of a Fender Coronado, probably made in Italy.

 

The Vardiphone borrows from the Dorophone process of creating sound through controlled feedback.

Here it is explained through a diagram borrowed from http://halldorulfarsson.infoDiagram800:



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Originally we used a transducer, this achieved some interesting results, but was not very powerful.

My friend Þráinn liked it very much, he found out he could play the nodes in the body:


Now we have built a 50W speaker into the Vardiphone, I’m sending the sound through all my pedals into a 50W amp and back into the Vardiphone.

A hole had to be cut out into the back of the Vardiphone to place the speaker.

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Here’s some pictures from the process.
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The Vardiphone includes a 3D printed neckpiece which lifts the neck to sit closer to the strings
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Halldór working on the instrument
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