Dueling Banjos on Tesla coils

What better use for a pair of musical Tesla coils than FONentertainment's rousing 2010 chorous of "Dueling Banjos?"

Dueling Banjos on musical Tesla Coils (via Geekologie)


  1. Wait a minute! What kind of tesla coil has it’s charge come out of a long skinny tube? Unless I know nothing about tesla coils other than what I’ve seen in movies, isn’t the entire surface of the “head” supposed to be charged and sparking?  This looks fake to me. 

    1. Adding a sharp protruding “antenna” to the collector would concentrate the voltage differences on the “antenna” and make the coil discharge from there rather than the big surface of the collector itself.

      It’s the same way you protect a big flat roof against lightning, just stick a long pole up in the air over it. The lightning would much rather hit the protruding pole than the roof…

  2. Found this awhile ago; I don’t like the sustain that the coils maintain for the last note of the phrase.  On a string instrument, the decay in the sustain allows the note to fade out quickly- the rest of the time the note occupies is more of a rest.  Had the creator of this taken the time to edit the music to reduce the duration of the final note in the various phrases it would have been a lot better.

  3. @Sparg:disqus , while I think “Iron Man” is a good choice, I am holding out for “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. Or at least the drum portion at the end.

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