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post #16 of 27
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Originally posted by pigmode
Errrrr, that would be your hollow log, wouldn't it?
Errrrr...no. And neither do I mean the piece of paper rolled into a cone. I meant the first step toward accurate amplification.
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Originally posted by Tyll Hertsens
I'd say it should be the guitar pickup, or we'd still be listening to banjos.
(shudders)

j/k...actually, Banjo's aren't so bad, but I know what you mean -- BANJO'S AND NOTHING ELSE! (shudders again)
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Originally posted by Audio&Me
Lol, I think he meant electronic inventions.
Uh...technically, that is an electronic invention.
post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 
It doesn't have to be electronic, but it has to do with music being widespread today.

For example, "wax cylinder" wouldn't really meet those standards because they were little more than a plaything, anyone who could afford them could go to a concert instead.

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BANJO'S AND NOTHING ELSE! (shudders again)
that's not true, if we didn't have the electric guitar we would probably have a greater amount of skilled classical musicians. I for one would rather have that than some of the stuff I hear on the radio today...and we'd still have acustic guitar.
post #18 of 27
Electricity, no doubt about it.
post #19 of 27
I'm sorry but a barebone guitar has no electronic parts. Unless of course Tyll was talking specifically about an electric guitar.

The spread of music, not the production/reproduction of it (sound capture/playback)? In that case, definately the radio.
post #20 of 27
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Originally posted by Audio&Me
I'm sorry but a barebone guitar has no electronic parts. Unless of course Tyll was talking specifically about an electric guitar.
That's why he said the guitar pickup, which last time I checked, was an electronic device.

But besides, a 'technological' innovation does not have to involve electricity. The wheel is a technological innovation.
post #21 of 27
Oh, didn't know what a guitar pickup was. I thought he meant the pickup (wide acceptance and use???) of guitars.
post #22 of 27

The Record it is...

Whitout it, we would have listened to a bunch of 45's for a long time.
post #23 of 27

Re: The Record it is...

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Originally posted by Onix
Thr record it is ... Whitout it, we would have listened to a bunch of 45's for a long time.
45's aren't records? Perhaps you mean the 331/3 long playing album, which is also a record.

Anyway, I voted for the radio since it led to widespread exposure of people to music and the increased recoding of records (78, 45 and 331/3).
post #24 of 27
Gotta be the tube, people. Until DeForest invented the triode, the only amplification (neccesary for both recording or playback) was acoustic horns. Have you ever listened to an old Edison record player? Ugh! Barely worth the trouble.
post #25 of 27
My vote goes to headphones with built in subwoofers

post #26 of 27
I had to vote for the Q-Tip. Used with care, it's a good way to get rid of those "wax cylinders", so you can listen to music.
post #27 of 27
I'm going to have to vote for the Kenner Close 'n Play. No other invention has (had) the ability to get 3 year olds addicted to music for life.

rickcr42- That's the best picture I've seen in a loooong time. Can we make that the new Head-Fi logo? What's the story behind that I wonder?
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