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DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« on: March 03, 2010, 12:12:19 PM »
12 Hole DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor Ocarina

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Size: 6 inches / 15.24 cm long

Pitch: A4 to F6 including sharps and flats

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 02:33:26 PM »
Oh damn it! I Would have totally bought this instead of my Brown and yellow one had it been available.

Why would you do this to me!?  :'(


Now I have to decide on whether I want this, the max range double, or the Purple Clay...
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 08:01:12 PM »
I really like the shape of this one. Would it be possible to glaze this ocarina after you have painted it?

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 10:47:03 PM »
While I'd really like to buy one of these I just know I'd end up debating over a design indefinitely.
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010, 05:41:15 PM »
This is actually a really nice idea. I was pleasantly surprised when I learned about it from Ocarinadiva's video. Painting is one of my favorite hobbies, (I'm recently getting back into watercolors) and the idea of painting my own ocarina is just a really fun thought. ^^

This ocarina isn't sold glazed elsewhere on the site though, right? I'd love to hear more about its playing characteristics. It's at a rather inexpensive price, which leaves me wondering if the price is low simply because of the costs of glazing, or if the ocarina's inner workings are not up to the same level as the more expensive 12-hole ocarinas on the site. I wouldn't want to paint the ocarina, play it once, and then prefer to play other ocarinas instead, having this sit out like a trophy or something.

By the way, once enough customers buy and paint this model, we should have a thread to post all of the different designs people have come up with. :)

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 12:25:17 AM »
@Autumn
I wish I'd spent a little longer planning the design I painted on it - I think the cherry blossoms would have turned out better if I had drawn them in pencil first.  :-\

@Bat
I'll be making an overview for this one at some point, but since you asked, I'll go ahead and describe the playing characteristics.  This ocarina kind of took me by surprise the first time I played it, because most of the ocarinas STL offers have a bright tone and rising breath requirements.  The DIY is much less dynamic, so the high notes don't require much extra breath to get a clean tone.  It has a softer volume overall, but the volume is fairly even across the range.  You don't need to have good breath control to hit low A, so this will probably be the Tenor I recommend to beginners from now on.  Compared with the Standard Tenor, it isn't as responsive, so IMO faster songs sound better on the standard tenor because the tone is a little more crisp.  The DIY has a more mellow, sedated tone.

I think the low price is just because it is unpainted, kind of like the difference between the price of regular furniture vs. unstained (nude) furniture.  At $50, I think it's a bargain.  I just bought four more, with plans for an ocarina painting party!! ;D

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 01:36:29 AM »
@Autumn
I wish I'd spent a little longer planning the design I painted on it - I think the cherry blossoms would have turned out better if I had drawn them in pencil first.  :-\

That's what I plan to do. I have a couple design ideas in my thread (as much of a mess as it is). I'm still thinking of newer ones.
Also, 200 is a bit much to spend in my opinion, even if it is a bargain... Then again, I'm not the most wealthy person at the moment.
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2011, 10:50:39 PM »
Was there ever a design thread?
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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2011, 12:20:28 AM »
Not yet but if you buy one and paint one, you can start it!

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 04:56:56 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm willing to buy this ocarina but I want more information about it's material, resistence and cautions.
Is the size of the 12 Hole DIY Tenor really 5.5 inches long? I think is about 7 inches long, right?
And I suppose it has a pitch range from A4 to F6, like the standard 12 hole tenor C major, isn't it?

Sorry my bad english, I'm from Brazil.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 05:20:28 PM »
It is 6.5 inches long and plays a4-f6. It is made of clay and has a very stable tone and is one of the easier ocarinas to play.

 

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2011, 05:34:30 AM »
It is 6.5 inches long and plays a4-f6. It is made of clay and has a very stable tone and is one of the easier ocarinas to play.

 

Thank you!
I asked because in the link it says it's 5,5 inches long, and by videos comparison I tought the DIY bigger than the standard tenor.

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2011, 07:49:20 AM »
Do anyone has more photos of the DIY?

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2011, 12:39:46 PM »


Will this do?

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Re: DIY (Do It Yourself) Tenor C Ocarina
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2011, 06:16:03 PM »
Nice!  ;D

Thanks!