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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.
My soldering iron is 150°C - 450°C and 48W. Soldering simpel electric cabel is easy. I have made three working piezo pickups.
I was thinking to use simpel thin copper wire what I have. I have read and I remember you sayed that works.
Can you be more specific about the problem you're having or post a picture or something? I'm not sure what to recommend.
I suggest cutting off some short pieces of both kinds of wire and practicing making the connection until you find a method that works.
For the stranded wire, it helps if you twist the wire so that the strands aren't going all over the place. For the magnet wire, take very fine sandpaper and sand the insulation off the end. There is a clear varnish on the wire which can prevent solder from sticking to it. It's hard to see, but there will be a slight color change when you have the insulation sanded off sufficiently.
Make a mechanical connection first. The method I use is to wrap the magnet wire several times around the hookup wire, so that they are holding together. Then solder that. If the solder is flowing over the wires, then it's hot enough.
Do you feel like you understand well enough how to solder? There are many tutorials online if you need more help with that.
I try that.
I Think I need to use different clue and make better winding mechanism.
Dont give up !!
everybody breaks a lot of wire at the start..
ok see how youre trying to feed the wire off the spool there? thats your mistake.. (dont worry i did it too)
the best idea ive found is lay the spool on its side on the floor, inside an empty bucket like a yoghurt bucket or something..
you need the wire to leave the spool almost exactly vertical. If you rig up a length of wood with a nice clean eyelet of some kind at the top thatll help. a broken fishing rod would be perfect..
99% of the time when you break the wire its at the spool
I like to guide the wire from the spool with one hand and tension it onto the bobbin with the other, while i control the speed with my foot.
dont give up, you can do it
I Was thinking vinyl player Idea. I do it only when I can get any old vinyl player with working motor.
Or maybe I find other rotating machine what I can use for winding.
The best glue to use for that design would probably be a 2 part epoxy.
It's ok if the winding is a little messy - that actually helps it sound better. But the winding should be as tight as you can make it without breaking the wire. This requires constant tension on the wire. The easiest way to do this is to hold the wire between your thumb and finger. If it's burning your skin, you can put tape on your fingers.
The hand drill should work. You can also try an electric drill or Dremel, which may make it easier to coordinate your hand motions. I've used a vinyl record player, but it's really slow.
Phrygian Kid is right, it would be better if the wire spool was on the floor with the wire able to come off the side loosely. Your wire looks thick enough not to break if you're doing it the way it's shown in the picture, but ergonomically I think you'll like it better if it's on the floor.