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Um.. Does my contraption fit here?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by FiskFisk33, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. FiskFisk33


    Oct 3, 2011
    This won't end well but i just had to share!:bag:
  2. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia

    That is excellent. I say it fits here.
  3. Reminds me of the one string lap steel that Jack White builds at the beginning of "It May Get Loud." Also, it sounds a lot better than that thing Jack White built.
  4. FiskFisk33


    Oct 3, 2011
    Haha I am glad you like it!
    Yes it was definitely inspired by the diddley bow, but in the name of DIY i really didn't want to use a guitar pickup, like jack white did. With a broken computer standing in our bands rehearsal space i realized there's a big coil in the power supply, and a couple of good strong magnets in the harddrive. hdd magnets have four poles so i cut them in half to make normal 2-pole magnets and stacked the 4 pieces making a good magnet for the coil.

    The whole thing being plastic and my fingers being, well, flesh made for a very weak strumming sound. Remembering though that the pizzicato sound of a violin is muffled in a similar manner i decided to try bowing it, instant love!
  5. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Totally cool.

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