# 202205211755 Object 15 (Milk frother) #prepared-guitar-research #prepared-guitar #prepared-guitar-implement #Prepared-guitar-technique ![[E4315859-4CA7-459E-BD49-972BFEED355B_1_105_c.jpeg|400]] ## Type - Origin: #hybrid-object #Artifact - Function: #Exciter #Magnet (electromagnet) #Body ## Development - Found at Flying Tiger or Ikea. It has to be a cheap one, because the malfunction of it makes it vibrate. A well working milkfrother is less interesting. Also the motor shouldn't be too strong, since that will potentially damage the guitar and overheat the device. - First used around 2016 - Xavax brand ## Material properties - Milk frother with rubber band attached to the end. ## Recalcitrances - The combination of the motor and the instability of the object makes [[202205211755 Object 15 (Milk frother)]] vibrate freely and irregularly. - The charge of the battery will influence how strong the object vibrates and how irregular it is. - The rubber band sometimes hooks on the string, which causes the spinning to stop. ## Assemblages - [[202303031227 Assemblage 15]] - [[202304252120 Assemblage B.E3L.15.20]] - [[202304252118 Assemblage B.E3LR.15.20]] ## Open questions ## Workshop notes - [[2022-05-21]] - To get the object to vibrate so that I can play a vibrating tremolo sound one possibility is to only slide the on-button about halfway. The position of the slider has to be very precise, so it's not very reliable as a technique. - [[2022-05-21]] - A more reliable way to get a vibrating tremolo seems to be to use a rubber band and wrap it around the point of [[202205211755 Object 15 (Milk frother)]]. This will disrupt the balance of the object and make it perform in an unstable way, which is required for the technique. - [[2023-04-25]] [[202304252120 Assemblage B.E3L.15.20]] | Place [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] over the strings of the [[202204092206 B (12-string object guitar)]] so the spring touches all the strings. Make sure the gaps between the spring are big enough so that the strings have room to resonate. Use [[202205211755 Object 15 (Milk frother)]] to excite [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] to in turn excite the strings. - [[2023-04-25]] [[202304252118 Assemblage B.E3LR.15.20]] | Place [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] over the strings of the [[202204092206 B (12-string object guitar)]]. Make sure the gaps between the spring are big enough so that the strings have room to resonate. Place [[202205211755 Object 15 (Milk frother)]] inside [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] and turn it on. Let [[202205211755 Object 15 (Milk frother)]] loose so that it vibrates chaotically on its own. - [[2023-04-25]] | Put a piece of [[202304031044 Object 57 (Gaffa Tape)]] on the battery cover to prevent it from sliding open, which will make the battery lose contact. - [[2023-06-04]] | The vibrations of [[202205211755 Object 15 (Milk frother)]] go through the hand and the arm, making it hard to hold it for an extended period of time. ## Research recordings - [[202304252105 Recording B.15.20]] - [[202304252112 Recording B.E3.L+R.15.20.]] - [[202306031934 Recording I1.15]] ## History - Used more commonly to attach objects to the end to create a very fast tremolo. ## Historical recordings *Recordings of other people using it.* ## Potential & Ideas