Head on over to eBay and search "Stomp Box Kit" and you'll find lots of bits and pieces and complete rigs.
Hmm...I just did a search. Only found FX pedals. Good thing though is I found some inexpensive percussion stomp boxes for sale.
Sounds like you are on your way. Good luck with it.
Hey, thanks. Yeah, someday I'll build my own. I like the box + license plate + bass pickups idea.
Hi, I use a bass pickup.
Got an empty box and an old speaker ? there's your kit .
A speaker will act as a piezo or microphone when connected to amp jack . . Mount your speaker flat against the bottom inside of box with material or light foam . or scott towel. between , so its not right against the wood . (no hole cutout , it aint a speaker now ) . add a jack and fill the rest of the box with foam , / old socks, / your wife's beanie baby collection etc .. put the lid on , ...and boom! . bob's your gay Aunt .
good luk .
or do the same with a piezo or rod piezo. etc ..
or .. drill a hole in the side of your work boot sole (by the ball under big toe) , stuff a rod piezo in there . (tight ) . put boot on..... and tap your foot. ;-)
ha.. you can skip the drill and just glue it after ;-)
Yeah I always wondered which would be better bass pickups or a speaker.
ps .. use a bass amp or PA system .. save your "guitar" amp from potential damage .
just a couple of ideas that google shows.... i cant find the one that uses a headphone speaker . he glued the magnet to the board and a weight to the speaker cone. either a nut from a bolt or a couple of coins.
So good ideas there. I'm also wondering about a tone knob of sorts, or one of those 3 band EQs used on acoustic guitars to add to the stomp. So if you were busking with an amp with 2 inputs you could low pass the stomp without having to touch the amp.