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camface
10-07-2009, 10:08 PM
So a friend and I have been wrestling with the idea of making what I like to call a "hankulele." The idea is that we make a Hank drum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpMS15kJyOY) and then attach a neck and strings to it. We have been talking about where to attach the neck to work best, and other things like that, but I am mostly concerned about the thickness of the tank. Will it vibrate at all with the strings?

cornfedgroove
10-08-2009, 04:45 AM
i dunno man, nylon strings are pretty gimpy and a propane tank is certainly very stout.

I've had plans for about a year to make a hank drum...never have managed to try yet.

camface
10-08-2009, 05:31 AM
What about if we used steel strings?

I've never owned a resonator, so I don't really know how those work, but is this somewhat the same principle?

RevWill
10-08-2009, 07:14 AM
What about a big ol' hank bass? That would be really cool!

camface
10-08-2009, 11:02 AM
It sounds like my friend wants more of a hank guitar anyways.

This is how I envision it to be like:

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9600/hankuitar.th.jpg (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/hankuitar.jpg/)

What if I tuned the bass to ukulele tuning, but an octave (or two) lower? Steel strings and the works.