I know, I know. It’s not a real instrument.
- It’s a lot of fun for me personally.
– When you take a stick and an old string, and some magnet and few meters of wire… and you make it sound like a hell. Well, that’s fun! 🙂
- You can do a lot of quick and dirty tests and experiments and you always learn what is the best for you from it.
– Originally I was using the regular piezo element from the buzzer as many CBG folks do. But apart from the CBG I just can’t really shield it inside Diddley Bow. As you can guess – a lot of the feedback noise. So I decided to upgrade it with my new discovery: magnetic pickup made from the old broken headphones and the sewing bobbin.
- And finally it’s a well known tool among blues stars. Check this out:
So, why not to give a try?
As I’ve already noticed there was a piezo pickup at the beginning.
I don’t know if it’s my personal invention or somebody does it to.
Here is my idea of a magnetic pickup:
- an empty small sewing bobbin;
- a copper wire from some old transformer/power supply;
- a flat head metal screw;
- a magnet (or two) from cheap broken headphones;
- adhesive foam stripe to put everything
The “logistec” cup is just covering the extent of the crew for decorative goal only.
The input jack is a part left from the other project “Amigo Travel Guitar Goes Electric”.
|And at the end just the frontend and backend close-ups for details.|