Rather excited by the idea of a nose-flute/kazoo (see this last post), I decided to try to build one. So I took a regular Schwan Nasenflöte, and a plastic kazoo equipped with an horn amp (kind of a reversed ear trumpet).
I cut a small disk on the base of the nose flute airway, with a circle cutter, then sanded a bit the countoured text and logo. The nose flute was ready.
There was a little more work on the kazoo, in order to get the whole small vibrating cylinder and its elements. I sawed roughly the area, then closer to the chimney edges, then filed, then sanded, then buffed. Finally, I was able to glue the cylinder on the nose flute, put back the waxed paper disc and the cover over it.
Job was done! The Nazoo was born!
A rather funny instrument... And last but not least, the trumpet amp provides a vert good grip, and makes you look like Siegfried blowing his horn!
Oh! And does it work? Well, to be honnest, using the kazoo by blowing through the nose doesn't produce an impressive sound (nose breath is not powerful enough to get the whole vibrating potential of the waxed paper), but I let you judge by yourself:
Neat design, funny film!ReplyDelete
Bravo Antoine! Très drôle cette filmeReplyDelete
Very very smart idea！！！！ReplyDelete
Thank you YW ! You could have done it! :)Delete
Hi Don Luis! I will try with other kind of membrane. Thanks!ReplyDelete