Published on July 17th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley
Oooo-Weee- Oooo On Six Strings
Guitar amp-makers of Electro-Harmonix have achieved the incredible: they’ve managed to produce an authentic-sounding replication of the original Delia Derbyshire Who theme using their amps!
If you sidle on over this way, you can read all about it and even watch a YouTube demonstration!Â According to geek-living blog Walyou,
“[Electro-Harmonix] did not use keyboards, samplers or midi pickups to create thoseÂ electronic sounds which are quite surprising indeed.
“The recreatedÂ Doctor Who theme eerily resembles the original, and apart from all theÂ guitar techniques, you might also need some patience to really learn howÂ to recreate it. Apart from that, it seems like a really exciting thingÂ to do.”
If you’re a complete guitar virgin like me, who can play bits of Smoke on the Water, badly, and not much else, it may take an ounce more patience than suggested above to make such a realistic-sounding Doctor Who theme.Â But if you’re an old pro at the instrument, and have all the right equipment (Electro-Harmonix seems to indicate that they want you to buy theirs), have a go at this and let us know in the comments if you have any success!