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    Guitar Doorbell - For Real?

    From Hammacher Schlemmer! Does anyone have one? Please post pictures, if you do!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladytexan View Post
    From Hammacher Schlemmer! Does anyone have one? Please post pictures, if you do!!!!!

    That thing must be a bear to humidify in the winter.
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    Why is the pick perpendicular to the strings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kakerlak View Post
    Why is the pick perpendicular to the strings?
    I noticed that, too. Thought someone who knew more about the dang thing could tell us. Wonder if there's a YouTube video? I'll check.
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    Sure enough, there's a .
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    Wouldn't that be annoying if it was out of tune? And if so, it seems like a hassle to keep in tune, etc. Cool idea, but not very practical, IMHO.

    Perhaps why you posted it in the Funny Papers, Toni?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Wouldn't that be annoying if it was out of tune? And if so, it seems like a hassle to keep in tune, etc. Cool idea, but not very practical, IMHO.

    Perhaps why you posted it in the Funny Papers, Toni?

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    You are so right!! I can't imagine why anyone would want one. But, hey, each to his/her own. I'm with you about it going out-of-tune. And, honestly, every time one went 'in' or 'out' of the door, you would hear the dang thing. Nope, not for me. According to the video, HS is coming-out with black, natural, white, and pink....YIKES!!!!! Wonder if they sell that many?
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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Wouldn't that be annoying if it was out of tune? And if so, it seems like a hassle to keep in tune, etc. Cool idea, but not very practical, IMHO.

    Perhaps why you posted it in the Funny Papers, Toni?

    walrus
    Yeah, wouldn't want that all the time, but it might be a cool thing to set up for parties. Definitely a conversation starter. You could tune the guitar to various open tunings or specific chords and let your guests guess.

    Is that open G? Is that an F♯m7?

    With sufficient adult beverages or herbal refreshment it could guarantee lively dialogue. Of course, sooner or later someone would unhook the guitar to demonstrate his/her guitar proficiency, which could end the party early - especially if the someone was you?

    Just thinkin'.
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    But is it really a "door bell?"

    I thought the purpose of a door bell was to announce your presence on the outside of the door so someone from inside would be alerted and come open the door for you.

    Citation: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/doorbell

    Since this works by opening the door it is a Shop Keepers "Bell", or an Entrance, or Entry "Bell". A Door Bell it's not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Wouldn't that be annoying if it was out of tune? And if so, it seems like a hassle to keep in tune, etc. Cool idea, but not very practical, IMHO.

    Perhaps why you posted it in the Funny Papers, Toni?

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    I would buy one and install those robo-tuners on it, and have them set to do different tunings at different times of day.

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