Jeri Ellsworth displays a unique bass while on roller skates.
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Keytars used to be cool. Then they were lame. Now they're cool again, thanks to Jeri Ellsworth and her Commodore 64 bass guitar.
The unique instrument debuted at the Bay Area Maker Faire over the weekend. It's essentially a bass guitar grafted onto a Commodore 64, creating an unholy alliance between the thudding bottom end of a rock song and the raw retro power of an iconic computer.
If you thought Commodore 64 was an ancient relic from the 1980s, you might probably be correct. However, that didn’t stop this resourceful and talented woman to turn a Commodore 64 keyboard into a ‘Keytar’. At the Maker Faire, Jeri ... Read Post
[Jeri Ellsworth] finally set aside some time to talk about the build process for her Commodore 64 bass keytar. We think what started by taking a band saw to the guitar body ended up as a fantastic new instrument. When she was showin... Read Post