"I went with the mic for a couple reasons, I'd picked up an old SMG-188 karaoke machine with the mic for $3.75 at a local thrift store and I wanted to be able to run it through that as its amp, when I tried the piezo diddly-bow through it, it…"
"Infamous last words "It's only 8 little tuned cantilever springs, how hard can be?" I found out that for something that simple, there sure a lot of ways you can screw up before getting all 8 ring true with no buzzes or dead…"
Quite some time ago my wife requested I make a kalimba for her. I finally got it working. right now it's tuned to G-minor simply because that was the first tuning diagram I found for an 8 tine kalimba.
"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…"
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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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