What's the most 'psychedelic' instrument?

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15 Mar 2019, 5:42 pm

I think it's between a didgeridoo for bass and a sitar. Electronica in general works well too (as Pink Floyd shows), but in terms of real instruments, those two in my opinion... any others?



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15 Mar 2019, 6:53 pm

Sitar for me. Perhaps a theramin, but then again I don't know if I'd consider it psychedelic. A hurdy gurdy has a pretty trippy drone.


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16 Mar 2019, 3:20 am

The vuvuzela


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16 Mar 2019, 9:45 pm

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17 Mar 2019, 2:03 pm

Theremin.


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17 Mar 2019, 7:24 pm

Synthesizer


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18 Mar 2019, 5:07 am

I'd say either a Chamberlin or a Mellotron.

They have a keyboard like a piano, but each key plays a distinctive pre-recorded note from a tape. All sorts of crazy sounds can be played by the user depending on tape selection and delay used. Very big during the psychedelic period in the later 1960s.



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19 Mar 2019, 6:31 am

The sitar, theremin, and minimoog synthesizer have to be the big three for me


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23 Mar 2019, 4:09 pm

Korg MS-20 is gnarly acid...because of its nasty filter... aggressive, soundscapes, efx, evolving, bubbling, noise... etc

I don't like it, however it fits the criteria. Sitar also, I agree...both not my type of music tho



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08 Apr 2019, 8:59 pm

The human vocal system:



Here's a good example I just now found:



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09 Apr 2019, 8:42 am

Air Guitar.

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I mean, dooooooooood ... :hic:


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09 Apr 2019, 8:44 am

Organs and harpsicords can create extremely psychedelic sounds.



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09 Apr 2019, 8:54 am

Anything can sound psychedelic if effected enough. I once played sax and flute in an electronica band, we would sample stuff like babies crying and telephone answering machines. I played sax on one track which was 100% effected... that was pretty weird.

If you want the answer for an acoustic instrument, I'd say hammered dulcimer, that always has an ethnic/hippy vibe.

... and an ocarina

... and flutes played in harmony.


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