Through my career of making niche alternative bowed string instruments for a who's who list of media composers, I have seen a great thirst for creating original source sounds (not ones one can just dial up in a library. Yes, even my instruments are canned in some libraries). It has not been uncommon for me to see percussion (or other weird source) instruments comprised of things bought at Home Depot or the Junkyard. Then sampled or manipulated through plugins for musical applications. Anybody have any fun approaches ? Bowing wine glasses? Tuning fork ringing on a tin plate with buckshot? Bad old building plumbing making that horrible muffled loud clarinet reed sound sampled and then MIDI'd to a musical sequence. Okay, I made that up. Point being, any of you out there use unconventional creative approaches for source sounds? Sound design that inspires composition? Why? Why not?