[Dixielandjazz] What about Low notes?

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Sat Sep 2 10:28:51 PDT 2006


There is a website and list  called contrabass ( www.contrabass.com)  
that is mostly about all sorts of low voice musical instruments and  
performance. One of the off-topics was ultra low frequency weapons -  
they really work!  (and if they work on people they probably work on  
cockroaches - but maybe not as well?)


(It's a very big PDF document about all sorts of non-lethal weapons)
I have not had any cockroaches that I know of - but maybe my cats  
deal with them... they don't enjoy my tuba playing ;-)

Dave Richoux

On Sep 2, 2006, at 8:22 AM, billsharp wrote:

> I just played a gig where the tuba player said that it has been  
> shown that very low frequencies can kill cockroaches.  Where in  
> god's name does that type of statement come from? Is this one of  
> those "urban myths"?     Does anyone else out there in DJML Land  
> have any info regarding low frequencies, and it's effect on  
> insects?  If the cockroach theory is true, then why aren't the  
> "cockroaches" who drive those cars around with the over-amplified  
> bass thumpers dying behind the wheel?  This could possibly be a  
> whole new area of employment for tuba players.  When not gigging,   
> they could be working for Orkin.  (As an  
> aside .  . . .Interestingly enough, my spell-check does not  
> recognize the word gigging). . . Hmmmmm,
> Are there any tuba players out there with cockroaches in their  
> residence? If so, this would promptly dispel the notion.  Or,  
> perhaps you possibly haven't played the right low tones and need to  
> do some experimenting of your own.
> Did Maynard have cockroaches?,,, perhaps his high notes had the  
> same effect.
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