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Hello, I wanna make guitar what deafs and hearing impaired can also enjoy.
Deafs can feel vibrations. Hearing impaired depends on how much is hearing
loss or they have ear implant .
Seome hearing impaired persons can hear loud or very loud sounds.
I know someone who as implant in one ear and with second ear she listens something from headphone. A nother girl I know has implants in both ears. I don't know how much she can enoy music. I have read that listening music with implants is hard. Newer implants makes music more enjoyable.
Thanks to the electricity things are more easyer.
I was thinking something like a lowebow and diddleybow..
One idea is to make 1 or 2 string bass guitar.
Second idea is to make something like a lowebow.
1 bass string and 3 lowest guitar strings.
Third idea is to make bass what I can play like a guitar
or someting between bass and guitar.
If I can buy lowebow and it's not to expensive for me
I can make something more original. My problem is that I live in estonia.
First I need to make pickups.
I have some magnets.
I was thinking to clue bar maganets on thin plywood. I have some simple thin copperwire.
I wrap wire around magnets ?. Johnny lowe pickup idea looks great and simple. I have complitli no idea how he makes pickup. I know he uses circular blackboard magnets or etc.
Thin plywood is good. Cigar box wood is also good.
If your wire is thin enough, you will probably want to come up with a winding machine. This can be as simple as a drill. You need to get about 8000 wraps of wire around the magnets to get a good loud sound. 42 gauge wire is best, but it will still work with thicker wire.
John Lowe makes single pole pickups from sewing machine bobbins. He puts several of these on each Lowebow.
yep, listen to this lady, shes got a few clues :) ...
ive also made pickup bobbins from all kinda other thin materials that dont conduct electricity..
eg.. cigarette packets, yoghurt buckets, wooden veneers (be careful those are easy to break). get lots of sticky tape, sticky tape is a pickup makers best friend. his second best friend is super glue
I was thinking to sand magnets smoother.
My pickup ide is basically 4 bar magnets together. Thin plywood clued up and under magnets.
Something like that http://www.cigarboxnation.com/profiles/blogs/thin-pickup-an-open-so...
One magnet height is 10mm, length is 22mm and width is 5mm.
Smaller magnet what I have only one height is 11mm, length is 14mm and width is 7mm
dont sand em. you want all to be same strength. also some (rare earth)have a protective coating and if you break thru that, the magnet breaks down in only a few years. just wrap it in tape, trust me.. wrap is reasonable tight too, if its loose you invite microphonics (which is bad)
Scotch tape (clear cellophane type tape) is good for wrapping magnets. You want the kind that doesn't turn yellow and get brittle over time.
You might want to clear off that extra glue on the magnet.
Have you considered how you're going to make the connection between the magnet wire and the hookup wire?
I wraped magnet in electrictape. I can remove it if it's not very good. I need to think how I make connection between the magnet wire and the hookup wire.
I have tried to solder simpel naked copper wire on socket and cabel.
It was hard to solder. so that wire stays soldered. .
Magnet wire has a clear insulation coating on it. You may need to use some very fine sandpaper (400 grit) to remove the coating.
How many watts is your soldering iron? 20 watts can be a little weak for this kind of work. 30 watts is better.
In general, you should make a good mechanical connection first before soldering.