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Isn't a real instrument. The "zanzithophone" is just a digital horn, or, if I'm correct, a Casio DH-100. AKA something with a trade name and E6 just made up this name. I don't see any reason at all for this article to exist unless someone can actually prove to me that it's not the same as the Casio DH-100 actually REFERENCED in the article under a made-up name. I'm not formally calling to delete it until some more people on the talk page discuss this. 13:04, 16 November 2007 (UTC) (User:Thorns among our leaves)

Yeah, but still. What if people are reading the liner notes of "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" and see that the Zanzithophone has been used and go "What?! What?! Zanzithophone? What?!", and then come here looking for answers? Do you want wikipedia to fail these people? Is that what you want? (talk) 15:04, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I'm out of my element here, just trying to beef up references and such. In any case, presuming Cooper's novel is indeed a book (although it looks like it's a book about an album?), there is indeed a reference to this thing (which of course doesn't make it real). My concern at the moment is whether it's a capacitor that fails (per the article) or "the transistor" (per the book). Otherwise, I have no stake in this article's existence. "Seussian monickered" is right, though.  J L G 4 1 0 4  22:05, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

The "Macedonia" thing stinks. Oh, and by the way it IS a capacitor, not a transistor which inevitably fails, producing the infamous squeal. No, this article is bogus and should be deleted immediately. Simon (talk) 22:32, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

I agree with those stating that the instruments name is wrong. "Zanzithophone" should of course be redirected to "Casio DH-100", not the other way around! / {at} —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:32, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

I have one of these and refer to it as a zanzithophone. I wouldn't object if someone moved the article to Casio DH-100 and then made Zanzithophone a redirect there but really, why does it matter? Oh, and it is a capacitor. There are plenty of resources on the repair of these not to mention the fact that electrolytic capacitors are far more likely to fail than transistors due do them being chemical rather than solid state. I have removed the thing about Macedonia as there isn't any evidence.eyeball226 (talk) 02:29, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Naming ... ?[edit]

I am unclear from both the article and the talk page if Casio or any distributor actually called the Digital Horn series a "Zanzithophone." If so, the article would be fine. If, however, the one and only reference to that naming is the book referenced, we might want to rename this to something more accurate (e.g., Digital Horn, DH-100, etc.), but also mention the book. Thanks.--Surv1v4l1st (Talk|Contribs) 04:32, 10 February 2014 (UTC)