• Tough ABS case
  • Compact case, dimensions: 230mm x 105mm x 35mm (9" x 4" x 1.5")
  • Power: 9 volt mains adaptor included, PP3 battery (not included)
  • 1/4 MONO jack output
  • Controls for pitch adjustment, volume antenna response and volume
  • Telescopic pitch and removable loop volume antennas
  • Flat surface or Mic stand mounting
  • Controls for pitch tuning, output volume and volume antenna response
  • Slide out battery compartment cover

Create music from the ether; eerie sci-fi, psychedelic, ambient, rock, classical etc.. by moving one hand towards or away from the pitch antenna and control the volume by moving the other hand up and down over the volume loop antenna.
Believed to be the earliest electronic musical instrument developed in the 1920s, the Theremin - named after its inventor Leon Theremin, is unique in that it is played without being touched, instead it's by the players' proximity to the pitch and volume antennas.
The LV-3P theremin has the same electronics as our popular LV-3 theremin but in a tough ABS plastic case.
Compact and easy to transport, this is a true analogue Theremin and has a full 6 octave, range.
The strong ABS plastic case has controls on the top for volume loop sensitivity (which sets the hand distance from the antenna for silent to full volume), pitch tuning adjustment and output volume level.
There's also a vintage germanium diode in the detector stage.
Supplied with a telescopic pitch antenna and a loop volume antenna.
Mains power adaptor included (9 to 12 volt dc, 2.1mm centre positive).

There is no internal speaker, so it must be used with an amplifier. Not just to amplify but also for the theremin to work properly. Instrument amplifiers for electric guitars, keyboards etc. work well. Hi-fi, active computer speakers can work but may need an appropriate lead. The theremin has a MONO 1/4" (6.35mm) jack output for a standard electric guitar lead. It won't power earphones, you will need an amplifier.
For correct operation the amplifier should have a good electrical earth. An amplifier that doesn't have a mains plug with 3 metal pins (or if it's battery powered) probably won't be connected to earth. This can result in weird modulated sounds, reduced pitch and volume range and may make tuning difficult.

The science bit: This is a transistorised, analogue Theremin, using the heterodyning principle. It generates a tone by obtaining the difference audio frequency from two radio frequency oscillators. It has coils in it's oscillators that generate the classic Theremin tone through their reactions with each other.
Because there are no keys or frets etc, the Theremin isn't the easiest instrument to play, but it has to be the most fun!
We have been making Theremins for over 20 years so buy with confidence.

Any questions, please ask.

Click on the picture above for an LV-3P YouTube demonstration.
Click on the picture below for the great thereminist Thomas Grillo's review of the LV-3 theremin (the same model but in aluminium case).

£95 including postage  
£115 including shipping  
£120 including shipping