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Pbass Stomp Box?!

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And again about stomp boxes AKA foot drums. This time about Pbass Stomp Box.
In my previous article, I 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 are a lot of different types of stomp boxes in the Universe.
They differ by shape and size but the most important element which makes the amplification is usually about the same:
it’s either a piezo transducer or a 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 by solving these two critical issues, I’ve got quite a satisfactory result.

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

So it was a great discovery and a very bright idea when I found the following video.

It describes how to make a very cool stompbox from the… PBass pickups!

And it has the volume and tremble controls!
In other words, it’s some kind of a bass guitar but without strings.
And what does replace the strings?
Brilliant! The old license plate.
It is metal so when you are tapping it the vibrations are transformed to the sound the same way as from strings.
And it should be no extensive feedback sound!
The most expensive part of it is a p-bass set of pickups.
Guess what? I have ordered them on eBay just for $6.55 with free international shipping from China.
I know, you’d say of “quality”. Agree, it will suck on the bass guitar. But DIY stomp box? Come on!
Anyway, enjoy the video and I’ll prepare the detailed report when Pbass Stomp Box is done.

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