# 202209091815 Object 61 (Velcro dowel) #prepared-guitar-research #prepared-guitar #prepared-guitar-implement #Prepared-guitar-technique ![[1DBD3563-A858-4A17-AD84-7675A0A847BE_1_201_a.jpeg|400]] ## Type - Origin: #hybrid-object #Artifact - Function: #Exciter #Body ## Development - The dowel is an axe handle I bought in a hardware store. - I needed some dowel to put the velcro on, because I wanted to try if I used a strip of velcro to bow the string. Having a loose piece of velcro wouldn't allow me to bow, so I attached the velcro to the axe handle. ## Material properties - Materials: - Wood - Velcro/ Hook-and-loop - One side hook, one side loop - Dimensions: - 300 x 22,5 x 24 mm - Weight: - 82 g ## Recalcitrances ## Assemblages - [[202309082317 Assemblage B.8.61]] ## Open questions ## Workshop notes - [[2023-01-04]] - Bow the [[202212111232 Object 81 (Clipped Snare Drum Wire)]] with [[202209091815 Object 61 (Velcro dowel)]] on the [[202207100007 C (No-String Object Guitar)]]. - Soft side: textured, cripsy/tingly - Hard side: Mbira like bell tones - [[2023-02-17]] - When applying little pressure the operation of the bowing is smoother and has a more predictable outcome. When applying a lot of pressure the hooks of the velcro have more friction and randomly get stuck. ## History *What have other people done with it?* ## Recordings *Recordings of other people using it.* ## Research recordings - [[202209091149 Recording A.8.61]] ## Potential & Ideas ## Related objects - Hook-and-loop tape - [[202305172117 Object 42 (Handheld Fan With Velcro)]]