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Bob Bolton Lagerphone build recommendations please! (59* d) RE: Lagerphone build recommendations please! 11 Jun 12


G'day ...

aussiebloke: I found out ... since I was mucking about with lagerphones for Keith Sayers' "World Record attempt Lagerphone Parade at this year's (Australian) National Folk Festival) ... - some years after constructing my last rattler that all the angst of gouging out glued-in plastic liners has gone away.

The latest ... rather thin ... plastic inner seals in beer bottle caps seem to come out almost as easily as the old cork ones did! A medium-sized screwdriver will dislodge the centre portion easily ... and a (~) circular motion will lift the whole liner out intact.

I think I might consider buying a big packet of (~) 2 cm steel washers and slipping one one each side of the bottle top during assembly ... since the cap's metal seems even thinner than a few decades back ... and the washers will add a (~) different rattle to the bottletops.

"a gud ole bwoy": Your're right about the possibility of playing a lagerphone with both restraint ... and skill - to good effect. Far too many players seem to regard lagerphony as a blood sport ... to no benefit in the overall musical performance!

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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