Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Violin Strings Made From Spider Silk...

It is a known fact that spider silk is stronger than steel... so why not turn the secretions from a spider's butt into violin strings...? 

Japanese researcher Dr. Shigeyoshi Osaki has produced a set of violin strings out of thousands of strands of spider silk from 300 spiders. 
"Several professional violinists reported that spider strings... generated a preferable timbre, being able to create a new music," he wrote... The violin strings are a novel practical use for spider silk as a kind of high value-added product, and offer a distinctive type of timbre for both violin players and music lovers worldwide." 
...unfortunately over time the silk doesn't hold up as long as traditional violin strings and snaps more often. 




via gizmodo

1 comment:

Chumki said...

Violin Strings Made From Spider Silk.
Several professional violinists reported that spider strings... generated a preferable timbre, being able to create a new music," he wrote... The violin strings are a novel practical use for spider silk as a kind of high value-added product, and offer a distinctive type of timbre for both violin players and music lovers worldwide.

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