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Rod Piezo Pickup with In-Line Preamp Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Primitive Acoustics Jun 7, 2014. 2 Replies

 

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Daniel Walter commented on Primitive Acoustics's blog post Vibro-Uke
"i would add another piezo or two. the one you have to the jack would simply work when plugging in, any additional piezo(s) could be also go directly to the jack, but i would add a simple on/off switch. radio shack or many places have them, it could…"
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Rob Blackaby commented on Primitive Acoustics's blog post Vibro-Uke
"Any time you are concerned about any rust or corrosion on metal parts,  you can always apply some automotive wax to them.   I keep a can of old school Carnuba Wax in the shop,  just for that purpose. "
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Warning! Contains Ambient Cigar Box Music

"Thank you Janis, Bluesheart and inqstvkat! Yes, that's an ebow, sure creates some complex textures with this instrument."
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Crank Wheel Cigar Box Guitar

"That really gives the flavor of a cello to the sound. Super awesome experimentation and innovation! I love it!"
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"That is wild! Cool & wild! Nice work!"
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Bucket List L-00 Build

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 6:59pm 4 Comments

Building CBG's for a couple of years gave me the confidence in using hand tools to attempt a six string custom L-00.  I worked under the supervision of local luthier Dave Bagwill and it took me several months to complete.  

Since this is not a CBG I won't take up a ton of space here but thought some might enjoy looking at a couple of photos. Body is Sitka Spruce over East Indian Rosewood with Cocobolo trim and a Mahogany neck and Ebony fretboard.

It is ladder braced,14 fret to…

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Vibro-Uke

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 1:30pm 13 Comments

Here is an update to the Vibro-Uke design progression.  I started with the basic Echo-Uke design and added additional tines made from an old bandsaw blade and light weight springs.  I also added a soundport to the upper bout and a piezo disk pickup.  I now have the piezo wedged between the support and soundboard.

I will upload two videos, both are acoustic recordings played into a condensor mic.  The first one compares how the different designs affected the sound and the second video…

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3 String Electric Wood Spoon

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 7:30pm 12 Comments

Electric Slide 3 String Guitar made from Wooden Spoon, Dental Floss

Converted 3 string electric/acoustic resonator slide guitar spoon.  Beechwood body serving spoon designed and manufactured by Kikkerland.  Handwash only.  String scale is 7 ¾…

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At 2:33pm on August 20, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for your Kind Comments  PA Tom! appriciated !!

At 12:06pm on April 28, 2016, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…
Tom,

Friend request gladly accepted. In 3 days, I'll be back in the office, and can get you the specs I sussed out. I also spent a fair amount of time learning about transmission line and folded horn speaker designs, to try to understand what the Sound Enhancer is actually doing.
At 8:09am on July 2, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Tom, its real simple,good sharp drill bit , a band saw and the right parts. 

At 5:05pm on February 5, 2015, Tim Fleischer said…

Hey Tom...this is kind of what had in mind. Pick guard and pickups will be black. What do you think?

At 3:10pm on February 5, 2015, Tim Fleischer said…
Hi Tom. I'm wrestling right now with that whole pickguard/ pick up thing. I'm not real sure what I plan to do yet. I will post some pics of the routing.
At 11:30am on November 25, 2014, Peter J Thorne said…

Thanks Tom! Really enjoyed checking out your work,very cool. Love that 4 string of yours,beautiful!

At 2:49am on November 22, 2014, Ted Hartman said…

Tom, the video Turn Singnal Blues is Awesome :-)

At 10:53am on November 5, 2014, Nancy kat said…

Hey thanks Tommy~T ~~~cool stuff Meowwww^^

At 3:46pm on September 6, 2014, Danny Boy Davidson said…

Congrats on the Video Tom!

At 6:11am on July 8, 2014, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Tom, sorry you had mail malfunction. Correct is 522 1/2 E. 6th St. No problem on my end. Thanks much. Dave
 
 
 

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