# 202208151516 Object 76 (Spring bolt mallet) #prepared-guitar-research #prepared-guitar #prepared-guitar-implement #Prepared-guitar-technique ![[C86BA350-443D-462A-BDF8-B7BB5A8BB771_1_105_c.jpeg|400]] ## Type - Origin: #hybrid-object #Artifact - Function: #Exciter #Magnet ## Development - A gift from Quartus, who got it from his dad. - It was originally intended as a percussion mallet. ## Material properties - Materials: - Metal - Wood - Dimensions: - Spring: 162 x 9 mm - Head: 29 mm - Weight: - 56 g ## Recalcitrances - The spring is relatively rigid, but will bend with when under enough pressure. - The ridges are not entirely even, which makes [[202208151516 Object 76 (Spring bolt mallet)]] randomly get stuck on the strings (especially when applying more pressure.) ## Assemblages - [[202209071456 Assemblage A.23.76]] ## Open questions - [ ] How can I make more use of the ability of [[202208151516 Object 76 (Spring bolt mallet)]] to bend? ## Workshop notes - [[2022-10-21]] | When playing the guitar with [[202208151516 Object 76 (Spring bolt mallet)]], make sure to face the end of the spring away from the string. The end sticks out, which makes that it can catch on the string. It's safer to play with the other side to the string. - [[2023-04-17]] | Use [[202208151516 Object 76 (Spring bolt mallet)]] together with another object, like [[202209091815 Object 61 (Velcro dowel)]], in the same hand. Stick [[202208151516 Object 76 (Spring bolt mallet)]] between the middle and ring finger. ## History - Nicola Hein uses an object that is similar in the way it excites the string because of its ridges.[^1] - [[202203162240 Sandy Ewen]] uses a similar object and uses it in a similar way as [[202107061505 Nicola Hein]], only with the guitar flat on her lap instead of holding the guitar in a traditional position. - Seems to be a large bolt ## Recordings - [[202306062226 Ewen 2023 Sandy Ewen at Rhizome DC]] - 03:32 ## Research recordings - [[202209071141 Object 23 (Steel Wool)]] and [[202208151516 Object 76 (Spring bolt mallet)]] - ![[Recording 20220907114555.webm]] ## Potential & Ideas ## Related Objects - Mallets - [[202303252102 Object 36 (Felt Mallet)]] - [[202203161843 Object 2 (Triangle mallet)]] - [[202304041951 Object 28 (Triangle Mallet with Rubber End)]] - [[202303062302 Object 69 (Tambourine Mallet)]] - [[202304041952 Object 40 (Glockenspiel Mallet)]] - [[202208270025 Object 48 (Small Tambourine Mallet)]] ## Footnotes [^1]: https://www.are.na/block/13777317