"Ted, Figuring out how to mute the sympathetic response of rest of the tines to get a reading of what note each tine gives has been problematic enough to start with, plus you can get a very wide range of higher and lower sounds from each tine by…"
"What I was thinking about using for the coil is the coil of a solenoid from the inside of an old tape changer, it pulls 450 ohms on the meter, center hole is slip fit on a 1/2 shaft, and some .048" dia. high tensile strength steel wire for the…"
"I was watching a video about the different kinds of phonograph pickups and the "Moving Magnet Cartridge" made me wonder, if you magnetized the string itself and ran it through the center of a coil, and ran it through a phono pre-amp, would…"
"I was also thinking it might be a fun way to learn to write your own music. I saw some 30 note units that worked the same way as well, but those were all already mounted in cases, and the prices started at about 4 times that of the 15 note units."
"In one of her photo albums Mom has a pic of me sound asleep in the middle of the kitchen floor after wearing myself out on a kit like that.
And Jim, now you went and got Bobby Bare "Singin' in the Kitchen (banging on the pots and…"
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I'm building my first, it will be a 4 string slide guitar, I am no guitarist at all, and although I am going to give learning the slide guitar an honest try at a later time, I'm building this one for my stepson to take with him in his sleeper when he's on the road.
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