Since I graduated from school in 2005 I haven't really been able to afford to shoot on film anymore. I made a big investment in 2008 and got a Sony EX1 and a Letus Extreme and a bunch of good Canon FD lenses. A year later I sold the EX1 and the Letus and got the Panasonic GH1. Here's a little write-up on my impressions after half a year of use.
Everyone who has sees the Akai Headrush pedal would propably not buy one... I tested the machine in the store and decided that the guys who've made this really new what to to put inside the box. I had to customise it the day I bought it to bare touch the gadget...
This is something I built that turned out really excellent sounding. I used it a lot playing live. Not so much on the albums though. The box is made out of thin plywood and the slices you pluck are cut from an old saw. I left them so that they can be easlily moved and thus tuned a bit.
I Began doing this in 2001 summer. The idea is quite simple. There's 40 strings attached to a turntable. The turntable spins and guitar microphones pick up the sound from the vibrating strings as they pass them.