Slowing taking apart pieces of a PRS Modern Eagle II (which is fitted with a single middle coil pickup), the video shows YouTuber Brainwave effortless making percussive noises from such things as tuning pegs, a Whammy bar and the fret board, which over the course of the video form a natural fusion of sounds, layering different parts of the guitar.
Brainwave said to PRS, “I’ve always been interested in how objects sounded and how instruments could be played outside of the conventional approaches. A while back Paul Smith send me a box of raw wood to check out before he built me a guitar. I opened up the box ad started tapping and knocking on the different pieces of wood just to hear what they sounded like in their natural form.”
Creating a barrage of percussive and bass elements, only using the raw materials and his hands, Brainwave mentioned that the video took about 18 hours to shoot and edit. Though causing a stir with some loyal PRS fans, you can’t help but applaud Brainwave for his spontaneous creativity and making “instruments out of an instrument.”
You can watch the video below.