Walking around a thrift store one day, I ran into a large amount of rolling pins. Perhaps some baker had died or lost his business. I picked up a few of them and took them home, wondering what would happen if I pulled off the handles. Well....what happens is that there is a big hole running down the middle. So, I decided to attach a couple of things and drill some holes in it, making it function as a wind instrument. It sounds like a clarinet with a little more edge. Some musicians used to call the clarinet the "black stick," so that's what I named it. To play it, you simply need to attach a saxophone mouthpiece.