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Not sure if instrument design falls under the scope of the site. Let me know if you can think of a different SE that it might fit better on, but here goes.

If a person with too much time on their hands were to attempt to actually, realistically construct the contraption in the video below, would it be a better to design it with one large hollow chamber on the interior, or to separate it out for the different sub-instruments?

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closed as not constructive by Matthew Read Nov 26 '12 at 17:02

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How do you define 'better'? Louder, nicer sound (subjective!) etc. –  11684 Nov 25 '12 at 21:11
    
Not sure you can actually, realistically construct something so impractical. I think any answer here would be wild speculation at best. Perhaps there's a similar real-world question you could ask about design tradeoffs so as to better meet the criteria in the FAQ: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face? –  Matthew Read Nov 26 '12 at 17:02
    
You could also try asking this question over at physics.SE –  Kitchi Nov 27 '12 at 11:26

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