Percussion Anyone?


Percussion Anyone?

Cigar box guitar players can lay down the rythm, but who lays down the groove? This groups is for the percussion player in all of us, lets see/hear/and feel your homemade percussion instruments.

Members: 71
Latest Activity: May 19

Discussion Forum

Amplifying a porchboard/foot-bass/stomp box - How Large Should the "Chamber" be.

Started by PhilUSAFRet May 19. 0 Replies

After listening to many such critters on you tube and the Logarhythm I have, I have come to the conclusion that most if not all  have the same problem.  Without added "special effects", they do not…Continue

Stomp box again

Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Blind Lemon Cello Sep 15, 2015. 1 Reply

So I made this stomp box.I used hard wood on the edges and ply for the top and bottom. I wired two small speakers to the bottom with a 1/4 inch jack out the back. It sounded awful. I packed with…Continue

Another stomp box post.

Started by Bobby Fields Aug 29, 2015. 0 Replies

I spent the day yesterday and most of today in my shop.I had about 4 projects going at the same time.My stomp box was one of them and I got it done or so I thought. I used two small speakers for my…Continue

Building a Cigar Box Stompbox

Started by Alan Roberts. Last reply by ShadowChancer Dec 7, 2013. 6 Replies

Anyone have any tips on building a stomp box on the cheap? I'm trying to boost the bass. There's a few very basic vids on YouTube:…Continue

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Comment by Paul Craig on December 30, 2015 at 3:22am

Guess I'll take that as a NO.

Comment by Paul Craig on December 27, 2015 at 5:34pm

Hello everyone, new to the group.

I've been building my own box for a acoustic CGB out of Cedar and the box has an excellent tone. I've seen some percussion pieces like stomp boxes, suitcase bass and other pieces. I got me to thinking, Has anyone made an entire drum set out of these pieces or their own made boxes?

Comment by ShadowChancer on December 6, 2013 at 6:29am

Any of you guys from Central Scotland ?

Comment by Yellowbelly Flatt on July 4, 2012 at 9:43am

No, there is no hole in the crate, only the holes that are used to carry the old crate. It is made of decent? wood and was originally made to carry bottles of wine for a London company and is probably Victorian.. I had used if to transport gear for many years and decided to try it as a drum about a year ago. Luckily I have a second  identical crate.

I use it, together with a tambourine on a hi hat pedal whilst playing cigar box instruments. I'm thinking of trying a wooden beater on the pedal instead of the rubber one or the felt ones that I usually use.

Comment by Yellowbelly Flatt on July 2, 2012 at 11:45am

Hi camouflagI've been using a similar (but smaller) packing crate bass drum for some time now. It doubles as a 'flight case' for much of my gear whilst travelling. It's well loud enough for small gigs and I use a bodhran mic holder for larger gigs.

I can also use it to hold a beer or whatever whilst I'm playing.

Comment by Yellowbelly Flatt on April 14, 2012 at 6:40pm

Well, here we are then. Electric bodhran - no effects, no bass added - just the raw sound of wood (very cheap plywood) on wood (hazel).

The sound clip is on my page but I have attempted to add a link


Comment by Yellowbelly Flatt on April 12, 2012 at 6:13am

Hi all,

I started using stomp boxes and stuff but now I use a wooden box with a bass drum kick pedal and a hi hat with a tambor (headless tambourine) on top, however I have been messing around recently and at the week end I built an electric bodhran To me it sound awsome and plays very very well.

It has a standard jack socket plus volume and tone controls

Comment by W.M. Peterson on August 9, 2011 at 1:53pm


100% primitive made from scrap and leftovers....and it rocks....chrz.

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on July 15, 2011 at 7:56am
Don't be modest Tone, you seemed to have 'em sorted!! just be careful when you're driving...(-;
Comment by Strolling Tone on April 1, 2011 at 1:13pm
Apologies to those who may have already taken a look at my latest video - but I thought you might like a look at my new Farmer footdrums in action:

They are a great piece of kit. Brilliantly designed and made - but not so brilliantly played yet.

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Stomp box again

Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Blind Lemon Cello Sep 15, 2015. 1 Reply

Another stomp box post.

Started by Bobby Fields Aug 29, 2015. 0 Replies

Building a Cigar Box Stompbox

Started by Alan Roberts. Last reply by ShadowChancer Dec 7, 2013. 6 Replies

Odds and Sods build

Started by neil lindsay Dec 5, 2011. 0 Replies

New Stomp Drum Setup

Started by Slowpaw Steve T Jul 31, 2011. 0 Replies

pvc percussion

Started by mark "mudcat" quigley Dec 4, 2010. 0 Replies

Bike Horn mod

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by beStillroy Oct 29, 2010. 5 Replies

any thing can be a percussion instrument

Started by Ice Bob. Last reply by Mark Lillo Apr 29, 2010. 1 Reply

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Some progress.

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Bending Time Again

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