Pbass Stomp Box?!

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And again about stomp boxes AKA foot drums.
In my previous article I have shared my experience of making the stomp box.
The one in this article was made from the Cohiba small cigar box and the piezo transducer.

Of course, there is a lot of different types of the stomp boxes in the Universe.
They differ by the shape and size but the most important element which makes the amplification is usually about the same:
it’s either piezo transducer or microphone.

I don’t want to describe here the process of getting the better stomp sound.
I tried a mic and it didn’t work so well.

  1. I had to put the piezo dumped with the packing foam.
  2. But the main thing which did the trick was …. bass guitar amplifier! In my case it was SWR LA-10.

So with solving these two critical issues I’ve got quite satisfactory result.

But if you stick to piezo you always have to struggle with the feedback sound effect. More or less.

DIY Guitar Pick Punch

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Punch your own picks!

This post is about some funny device.DIY Guitar Pumch in Use
Well, maybe not just funny but also useful in some extremal situations.
Guitar picks are just small pieces of plastic.

And let’s admit it, it’s very easy to lose them.
Moreover, it usually happens right at the moment when you really need it (impros, jams, parties).
Good news from ThinkGeek: if you have a
DIY Guitar Pick Punch
, you’ll never be without a guitar pick again.

DIY Pick Playing
Insert the material you want a pick out of into the
DIY Guitar Pick Punch
, and squeeze it.
Make them out of expired credit cards, those grocery store discount cards, packaging material etc.!
Keep a
DIY Guitar Pick Punch
in your guitar case, and you’ll never be without a pick again.

  • Pick Dimensions: as a 351 style picks – 1.1875″ x 1.0625″
  • Punch Dimensions: 6″ x 1.25″ x 4.25″


Gibson Robot Guitar.

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So many things are happening around.
The whole rock music industry is heavily relying on the computers.

Recording Studio Software gives very impressive and powerful tools in the hands of musicians no matter what level of skills they have.
The beginners ca just learn to mix the pre-recorded loops.
I personally keep trying to record all instruments except the drum loops.  Still not that cool though.

I don’t think  the current subject will gain a big popularity among professional guitar players.
But still, I’m amazed with the achievements in this industry:

The guitar that tunes itself!
And not only that!
It also helps to set up the intonation
I can only dream on how I’m sitting and drinking beer while my guitar gently… tunes. 🙂

Here’s the video: