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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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"Thank you Janis, Bluesheart and inqstvkat! Yes, that's an ebow, sure creates some complex textures with this instrument."
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"That is wild! Cool & wild! Nice work!"
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"Twitch and Chick-Thank you so much for checking this out and taking the time to comment!!"
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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 11 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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