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.

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Best option...

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by Holly Hodson Oct 25, 2017. 2 Replies

I've been looking around for something to make my ever-tapping foot do something useful and I need some opinions on the best option. Inan ideal world, I would probably use a kick drum, but I don't…Continue

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

Started by PhilUSAFRet May 19, 2017. 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

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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.
Comment by Rand Moore on December 6, 2010 at 12:38am
Hi Naz Nomad & Other Percussionists...

I want to build a Stumpf Fiddle / Pogo Cello / Devil's Stick (call it what you like), but was unable to find a suitable spring for the "pogo mechanism". I have heard that a tennis ball can work. Does a tennis ball work as well as a spring? Certainly they are more available. How does one mount a teniss ball to the end of a stick? Anyone with experience with these instruments is encouraged to respond. Thanks.

Comment by PapaSimone on October 29, 2010 at 9:53pm
So my first stomp box looks great but doesn't like much. Pretty much just like someone stomping on gravel ( which I suppose has it's own merit). I have a piezo pick up hot glued to the bottom of a old pallet box under a tambourine bolted skin side down. Again, it looks cool as heck. Perhaps if I send it through a pedal it might sound more....refined?
Comment by PapaSimone on October 25, 2010 at 8:23pm
I am looking to make my first stomp box. My thought is to attach a tambourine and a piezo pickup to the bottom of an old pallet box like the 7 up one Shane has a cool picture of on this wall. Any advice?
Comment by Alan Roberts on October 24, 2010 at 11:21am
Hey, Bone Digger. Take a large wooden box and attach your shaker to the inside of the top with a hinge on one side. Attach the other side with, oh, say a bungee cord. Now if you drill a hole in the boxtop where your shaker is and drop a bolt into it, every time you stomp on the bolt it will hit your shaker.
A second method you could try is to buy an old bass drum footpedal (I see 'em in thrift stores) or build your own and attach your caps to that.
As to the bottle caps for zills (fancy word for shakers, from the Turkish word for cymbals). Try to get the rubber seals off, as they will dampen the sound too much. You can burn them off easily, but this is something you will want to do outside as it smells TERRIBLE!
Comment by Joseph Donald Stroupe on October 7, 2010 at 11:42pm
Very Cool....Thanks NAZ
Comment by Naz Nomad on September 22, 2010 at 3:03pm
Alan, the pan is 2 saucepan lids, screwed together at their edges ... inside is a small string of beads which rattles about when the lids are struck, giving your 'snare' effect.
The spring (sourced from one of those bouncy things you hang your baby off a door-frame with) is just hooked over a bolt at either end, and doesn't physically make contact with the pot-lids. This spring produces a ''reverby-washboard'' (kinda) effect when you run a drumstick along it.
Comment by Alan Roberts on September 22, 2010 at 1:13pm
Hey, Naz. Is the spring attached to the pan? In the YouTube Vid, the guy seemed to be getting a snare drum effect off his pan.

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Best option...

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by Holly Hodson Oct 25, 2017. 2 Replies

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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