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Ted's Mad Scientist Lab

Where music and invention collide...

Location: An Underground Laboratory on the planet Earth
Members: 222
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2018

Weird Science and Beautiful Mistakes


Let's figure out some cool instruments and innovations together.

We have the Tednology to Crockerize anything...

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I've tried to cover a broad range of subjects both simple and advanced.

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Discussion Forum

Piezo feedback problems

Started by David Fultz. Last reply by Bernie Edwards Aug 27, 2016. 14 Replies

Any body have a clue why I get this loud squealing feedback through the amp when I try to turn up the volume? It is not corrected by moving further from the amp. This is a piezo pickup mounted to the…Continue

Bowed instruments

Started by Fomhorach. Last reply by JL Mar 23, 2016. 1 Reply

OK guys. I need a bit of mad experiment know how and ideas..Has anyone made any bowed instruments? I would like to make a cello type instrument and about the only thing I know about all this is that…Continue

Ceramic piezo disc as a mic for a reverb spring

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music. Last reply by Fomhorach Mar 1, 2016. 6 Replies

Normally I wire a piezo to a 1/4inch jack and canjo is electrified.now I'm trying to figure a way to amplify a spring inside a canjo with a piezo to create a reverb effect.Is a piezo a microphone? I…Continue

Distortion

Started by Kevin M. Kraft. Last reply by Fomhorach Feb 29, 2016. 16 Replies

I've been trying figure out how to simulate distortion effect FOR MY ACOUSTIC CIGAR BOX GUITAR--without electrifying it! Any thoughts, beyond creating cracks in the wood?

Stomp box

Started by smojo. Last reply by JL Jan 4, 2016. 14 Replies

Got a cool looking old wooden box and attempted to make it into a stompbox. I experimented with a piezo taped underneath the top and amped it up. Sounded crap. Just a short hard tapping sound. I'm…Continue

DIY Tremolo

Started by Better Trees. Last reply by Better Trees Mar 10, 2014. 4 Replies

I got to play with a Floyd rose the other day and it was incredible. I need to be able to build some kind of tremolo bridges.  I know I could buy them, but I know I don't have to explain why I want a…Continue

wiring mystery

Started by bucky. Last reply by Bernie Mango Feb 28, 2014. 5 Replies

Hello friends! I have finished my newest build, but am running into grounding issues. It's a basic setup with vol and tone pots with a hot wound (12 ohm) humbucker in the neck position. I have…Continue

Fever dream pickup

Started by Bear Peterson Jan 23, 2014. 0 Replies

First off about the only thing I really know about electronics is Ohm's Law. I was sick as hell yesterday, fever dreams and the whole bit, people who go out in public when sick with stuff like that…Continue

Ted's Headstock Designs

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Sep 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Some of my creations   Find more photos like this on Handmade Music ClubhouseContinue

Tags: Designs, Headstock, Ted's

Fretting Tips, Tricks & Supplies

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Silent Jim Dec 21, 2011. 1 Reply

Here ya go, let me know if I missed anything.  Have questions?  Just ask! CB Gitty Crafter Supplies:  Fretting supplies…Continue

Tags: Supplies, &, Tricks, Tips, Fretting

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Comment by Fomhorach on April 9, 2016 at 11:48am

I just thought I'd leave this in here ;)

Comment by Fomhorach on February 29, 2016 at 5:20am

Is it true you can drill through the middle of a piezo and it will still function?

Comment by Bernie Mango on March 1, 2014 at 5:44pm

oh--lug 3 goes to your output jack.

Comment by Bernie Mango on March 1, 2014 at 5:43pm

Nick--solder the ground to the flat surface of the volume pot and the white wire to lug 1 of the pot.  Use a 500K audio taper pot.

Comment by Nick B on February 15, 2014 at 9:13am

I want to try something different and put a mini humbucker in one of my CBG's. Usually just use the radio shack piezo or nothing at all. Not a wiring genius, but I noticed I only have a ground and a white wire to work with on the humbucker. I'd like to put a volume knob at least on the box.

Comment by petey twofinger on March 13, 2013 at 2:35am

i did a video demo for this Ge pedal , love it !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j71AZXPkyhs&list=UUzL6Rp7DwrTOfN...

Comment by Bluesheart on February 13, 2012 at 7:53pm

Just glad to see this back up!! Awesome source of, well just about whatever you need!

Comment by ledbelly on March 14, 2011 at 2:33pm
that thing is cool looking .if it sounds a sfunky as it looks it'll be sweet.waiting for demo
Comment by TattooedAxe on January 31, 2011 at 9:27am
Hey! I'm new to this group. I just finished what I believemay be the world's first and only cbg Leslie speaker for guitar amps. Video demo coming soon.
Comment by chris ekelman on December 6, 2009 at 12:17pm
I like science.
 

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Discussion Forum

Piezo feedback problems

Started by David Fultz. Last reply by Bernie Edwards Aug 27, 2016. 14 Replies

Bowed instruments

Started by Fomhorach. Last reply by JL Mar 23, 2016. 1 Reply

Ceramic piezo disc as a mic for a reverb spring

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music. Last reply by Fomhorach Mar 1, 2016. 6 Replies

Distortion

Started by Kevin M. Kraft. Last reply by Fomhorach Feb 29, 2016. 16 Replies

Stomp box

Started by smojo. Last reply by JL Jan 4, 2016. 14 Replies

DIY Tremolo

Started by Better Trees. Last reply by Better Trees Mar 10, 2014. 4 Replies

wiring mystery

Started by bucky. Last reply by Bernie Mango Feb 28, 2014. 5 Replies

Fever dream pickup

Started by Bear Peterson Jan 23, 2014. 0 Replies

Ted's Headstock Designs

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Sep 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Fretting Tips, Tricks & Supplies

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Silent Jim Dec 21, 2011. 1 Reply

How to Find the Center of a Dowel or Circle

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ryan Rose Nov 6, 2011. 1 Reply

Nut & Bridge Slotting

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Mark Werner Oct 18, 2011. 1 Reply

Printable Harbor Freight Tools Discount Coupons

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Bear Oct 17, 2011. 1 Reply

Ted's Wiring Diagrams & Schematics

Started by Ted Crocker Oct 17, 2011. 0 Replies

Identifying Exotic Woods

Started by Ted Crocker Oct 17, 2011. 0 Replies

not cbg sorry

Started by jon beel. Last reply by ian dawson Sep 28, 2011. 3 Replies

circuit sniffing

Started by petey twofinger. Last reply by Chuck Dubman Jan 5, 2011. 3 Replies

2 prong outlet guitar chord?

Started by Jerryrig240. Last reply by Chuck Dubman Jan 2, 2011. 6 Replies

beer bottle caps

Started by smojo. Last reply by Nick Jan 4, 2010. 8 Replies

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