Clean sound test on new license plate guitar

Just testing out the tone on my new licence plate guitar. I found it too quiet acoustically, and the piezos I fitted originally didn't sound good. I've now wound a single coil pickup for it. (Alnico 5, 9200 winds 42awg)
The tune is an original piece I have posted before, sorry!

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Comment by Richey Kay on May 26, 2014 at 3:33am

Thanks SEG and RTZ. I enjoyed your vid Steely! I've got a couple of days off now so toddler permitting, I'm going to break out the Line 6 and have a bash with some crazy digital effects :)

Comment by RTZGUITARS on May 26, 2014 at 12:21am

very nice

Comment by Rob @ SEG on May 25, 2014 at 6:36pm

Okay Richey, you've inspired me.  I've posted a video of #15 and my attempt at the beginning of In My Time of Dying.  I should've used more distortion!  

Comment by Rob @ SEG on May 25, 2014 at 5:02pm

Richey that sounds great!  I just finished a license plate guitar and posted it today.  Wish I could get you to play it for me!  I'm much more of a power chord-slam-thrash-oops-missed-that-note-need-more-distortion kind of player.

Comment by Richey Kay on May 25, 2014 at 1:46pm
Thanks very much Capo Kid and Glenn. I wind the pickups using a hand cranked drill clamped to a desk.1 turn of the handle is about 4 turns of the bobbin, just spin the handle 2000 times and you have 8000 winds :-) It's easier than it sounds.
Comment by The Capo Kid on May 25, 2014 at 11:35am

 Great sounding guitar Richey and great playing , good job

Comment by Richey Kay on May 25, 2014 at 9:59am
Thanks Roger, Clock, John and Antonio. Great suggestion on the name John. Steamboat it is!
Comment by 14 buck bass (aka antonio) on May 25, 2014 at 9:55am
I've liked that song when you first busted it out. gitty sounds good too. Wyoming. home of the cowboys !
Comment by Uncle John on May 25, 2014 at 9:51am

Richey, that git looks and sounds in the 9s on a ten point scale for license plate guitars.  They seldom of never sound great acoustic.   Nice playing too.

 

Consider calling that guitar Steamboat after the bucking horse.  He was one of the rodeo greats and reputedly gentle unless you tried to saddle and ride him.  I see you did manage the saddle!

Comment by Clock The Wolf on May 25, 2014 at 9:44am

I like it!

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