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Ted's Mad Scientist Lab

Where music and invention collide...

Location: An Underground Laboratory on the planet Earth
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Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2018

Weird Science and Beautiful Mistakes


Let's figure out some cool instruments and innovations together.

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Discussion Forum

Piezo feedback problems

Started by David Fultz. Last reply by Bernie Edwards Aug 27, 2016. 14 Replies

Any body have a clue why I get this loud squealing feedback through the amp when I try to turn up the volume? It is not corrected by moving further from the amp. This is a piezo pickup mounted to the…Continue

Bowed instruments

Started by Fomhorach. Last reply by JL Mar 23, 2016. 1 Reply

OK guys. I need a bit of mad experiment know how and ideas..Has anyone made any bowed instruments? I would like to make a cello type instrument and about the only thing I know about all this is that…Continue

Ceramic piezo disc as a mic for a reverb spring

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music. Last reply by Fomhorach Feb 29, 2016. 6 Replies

Normally I wire a piezo to a 1/4inch jack and canjo is electrified.now I'm trying to figure a way to amplify a spring inside a canjo with a piezo to create a reverb effect.Is a piezo a microphone? I…Continue

Distortion

Started by Kevin M. Kraft. Last reply by Fomhorach Feb 28, 2016. 16 Replies

I've been trying figure out how to simulate distortion effect FOR MY ACOUSTIC CIGAR BOX GUITAR--without electrifying it! Any thoughts, beyond creating cracks in the wood?

Stomp box

Started by smojo. Last reply by JL Jan 4, 2016. 14 Replies

Got a cool looking old wooden box and attempted to make it into a stompbox. I experimented with a piezo taped underneath the top and amped it up. Sounded crap. Just a short hard tapping sound. I'm…Continue

DIY Tremolo

Started by Better Trees. Last reply by Better Trees Mar 10, 2014. 4 Replies

I got to play with a Floyd rose the other day and it was incredible. I need to be able to build some kind of tremolo bridges.  I know I could buy them, but I know I don't have to explain why I want a…Continue

wiring mystery

Started by bucky. Last reply by Bernie Mango Feb 28, 2014. 5 Replies

Hello friends! I have finished my newest build, but am running into grounding issues. It's a basic setup with vol and tone pots with a hot wound (12 ohm) humbucker in the neck position. I have…Continue

Fever dream pickup

Started by Bear Peterson Jan 23, 2014. 0 Replies

First off about the only thing I really know about electronics is Ohm's Law. I was sick as hell yesterday, fever dreams and the whole bit, people who go out in public when sick with stuff like that…Continue

Ted's Headstock Designs

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Sep 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Some of my creations   Find more photos like this on Handmade Music ClubhouseContinue

Tags: Designs, Headstock, Ted's

Fretting Tips, Tricks & Supplies

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Silent Jim Dec 21, 2011. 1 Reply

Here ya go, let me know if I missed anything.  Have questions?  Just ask! CB Gitty Crafter Supplies:  Fretting supplies…Continue

Tags: Supplies, &, Tricks, Tips, Fretting

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Comment by Doc Oakroot on July 25, 2009 at 3:21pm
Skillbilly,

Build a carry through structure and then attach the neck to it using the same hardware that held it on the original guitar. You will probably have to extend the bolt-on point outside the box for the bridge to be on the box with correct intonation, but that actually makes it easier to do.
Comment by bairfoot cajun on July 25, 2009 at 1:36pm
quote from Spider Robinson in the novel [Calahan,s Key]-------you meet people all the time who believe,deep down in their hearts,that' Madscientist' is one word,that most scientist are weird warlocks willing to risk all our lives by playing with forces they really don,t understand. but in yer heart you know that while individual humans may be fallible or quirky,science itself-the search for truth-is holy. Nicola Tesla is one of the main characters in this book.
Comment by Ted Crocker on June 14, 2009 at 7:50pm
Looks like it's time for me to update a lot of sections here. Any requests?
Comment by SkillBilly on April 9, 2009 at 7:13pm
Does anyone have any tips for securing a scabbed neck from a Strat, to a CBG? I usually make my own necks and they are all through body oak or maple with aspen for the fret board. Is this something that can be done internally and still have a good structural integrity?
Comment by Jacob Henry on December 31, 2008 at 5:44am
Ted, just want say thanks again fer havin Christian and I down to da shop. Awsome time dude, great instruments and shop.Tell Taxi we said hey.
J.H./C.B.
Comment by Cajun Pilot/Darren Wayne West on December 24, 2008 at 8:55pm
What is the best way to cut a bottle neck to make a slide?
Comment by Jacob Henry on December 23, 2008 at 3:57am
Great room ted.
Comment by bairfoot cajun on December 19, 2008 at 7:13am
this is the club i been waitin for,i fit real good here, ask me i,ll tell you so. i am always trying to do stuff with a scientific approach. thanks ted for the club, it has no boundarys for invention.
 

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Discussion Forum

Piezo feedback problems

Started by David Fultz. Last reply by Bernie Edwards Aug 27, 2016. 14 Replies

Bowed instruments

Started by Fomhorach. Last reply by JL Mar 23, 2016. 1 Reply

Ceramic piezo disc as a mic for a reverb spring

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music. Last reply by Fomhorach Feb 29, 2016. 6 Replies

Distortion

Started by Kevin M. Kraft. Last reply by Fomhorach Feb 28, 2016. 16 Replies

Stomp box

Started by smojo. Last reply by JL Jan 4, 2016. 14 Replies

DIY Tremolo

Started by Better Trees. Last reply by Better Trees Mar 10, 2014. 4 Replies

wiring mystery

Started by bucky. Last reply by Bernie Mango Feb 28, 2014. 5 Replies

Fever dream pickup

Started by Bear Peterson Jan 23, 2014. 0 Replies

Ted's Headstock Designs

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Sep 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Fretting Tips, Tricks & Supplies

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Silent Jim Dec 21, 2011. 1 Reply

How to Find the Center of a Dowel or Circle

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ryan Rose Nov 6, 2011. 1 Reply

Nut & Bridge Slotting

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Mark Werner Oct 18, 2011. 1 Reply

Printable Harbor Freight Tools Discount Coupons

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Bear Oct 17, 2011. 1 Reply

Ted's Wiring Diagrams & Schematics

Started by Ted Crocker Oct 17, 2011. 0 Replies

Identifying Exotic Woods

Started by Ted Crocker Oct 17, 2011. 0 Replies

not cbg sorry

Started by jon beel. Last reply by ian dawson Sep 28, 2011. 3 Replies

circuit sniffing

Started by petey twofinger. Last reply by Chuck Dubman Jan 4, 2011. 3 Replies

2 prong outlet guitar chord?

Started by Jerryrig240. Last reply by Chuck Dubman Jan 2, 2011. 6 Replies

beer bottle caps

Started by smojo. Last reply by Nick Jan 4, 2010. 8 Replies

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