Nickel-Plated Brass Rod


The theremin looks great with a 50cm aluminum rod. But as aluminum oxidizes easily the contact with the antenna connector is a little shaky. So why not use real heavy nickel-plated brass rods? Nickel-plated brass tubing is not so easy to find. This is why I decided to by brass tubes and plate them my self... here is the result:


Nickel-Plated Brass Rods

This is the setup I used for the electro-plating (galvanic bath with nickel anode and nickel electrolyte).

A nice how-to can be found here:

Aluminium, Brass and Nickel-plated Rods