In January 2003 this very bad-tempered thread on KVR discussed the risks and possibilities of building a Jews Harp synth. (Sample quote: "You guys have obviously never taken the time to play a jews harp, the dynamic harmonics you can get from these is incredibly intricate, simply sampling one is not an option"). But last month, Moscow trance musician Dr Tikov released Jew Harp 1.0, which is a very basic synth, based on 50-odd samples with a filter and a fantastically cack-handed graphic interface. (He's the same guy who developed a fondue-emulator VST a while back, and he has an incredibly slow website filled with cool stuff which I'll be linking too as soon as it downloads). Inspired by Dr Tikov, I recorded this [1.2mb mp3] JHarp-based rendition of Sisquo's perennial favourite 'Thong Song'.