Have you made or modified anything musical?

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  • #28262
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    Here’s the mop handle bass I built for my daughter. It started off as an acoustic which didn’t work very well unless you put it on a wooden box. I added a pickup later, made from an old electrical relay, a cobalt magnet and a 1/4 inch mono socket for the amp connection. It stays in tune and you can play a walking bass line on it, you have to move your hand a lot, I discovered that’s why guitars have multiple strings!!!

    #28265
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    I’ll try that at a reduced resolution!

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    #28269
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    You, sir, are a great inventor. I take my hat off to your genius… What made you built that?

    #28270
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    Some details follow- tuning mechanism, pickup assembly, the bridge, I used the low guitar string tuned to C.

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    #28276
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    Twiddling my thumbs on the night shift with access to a workshop. My daughter came home from school and said they’d been asked to make musical instruments… Right then said spark!!

    #28283
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    People like you would make people like me give up on trying…:). Your talent is great.

    #28297
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    That’s extremely inventive. Color me impressed.

    #28305
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    Thanks for the kind words, and quintus- I won’t hear that defeatist attitude- I’m sure you could, given some tools and vision :)

    #28308
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    Hehe…if a table counts for beating on? I do sometimes see what different beats I can get just banging on something with my ring finger, palms, knuckles, etc. Does that count?

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    #28372
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    This is a beautiful instrument and gift of music from father to daughter!

    #28374
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    Haha, it was only ever meant as a novelty item, she plays the cello….

    #28379
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    @spark Do you have any other such samples showing your brilliance? Please do share :)

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