Streetly Electronics Mellotron Tape Library

Sad Strings

Imagine you've just heard that your entire family has been killed in a Bizarre Toileting Accident, that your puppy had just been caught in a food processor, that Yamaha were bringing out the DX7 again and that Michael Bolton was planning another tour. How sad would this make you feel?

Probably sad enough to want to listen this miserable new sound. The Sad Strings - also known as The Strings Of Unyielding Effing Doom - came from a 1/4" master we found that was unedited. It had a lot of poor starts and finishes, poor middle bits, poor pitching, duff players, cats howling, windbreaking and car accidents, so it had to be coaxed into life.

What has emerged is a very atmospheric sound that has great sonority when played sympathetically, i.e not block chording like all the useless Bontempi Organ players tend to do when confronted with a Mellotron.

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