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Using a valve headphone pre-amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by ILL GREEN Apr 6, 2019. 1 Reply

Hi!I'm wondering if any of you has used tube/valve headphone pre-amp like the ones that are on eBay as a guitar pre-amp?Continue

 

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My first band with only DIY INSTRUMENTS

"You are so gonna love this guy! He's an instrument builder who works only with trash. Enjoy!"
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My first band with only DIY INSTRUMENTS

"Trash Orchestra" is a one week residence project with HEMU - Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne, Switzerland, we wrote a show with my DIY instrumentsMusicia...
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Cigar Box Guitar Enthusiast's Eye Test

"Yeah, I know. But the holiday season is always super busy around here. And to help things out yesterday we had an 18 hour power failure. Lucky for us we didn't get a tornado."
Dec 13, 2021
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DIY Analog Studio Gear Made From Old Computer Speakers (W/Demos)

"Oh yeah. And on his channel he's got a ton of other builds like a DIY Alumitone and gold foil pickups. Really cool."
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DIY Analog Studio Gear Made From Old Computer Speakers (W/Demos)

"Good share, opens up DYI possibilities. "
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Used to be a member and am coming back
How many instruments have you built so far?
3, two of them really bad
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here (at least one sentence long), your membership may be rejected as a spam/bot fake account).
I actually like the building of stuff that can have a life of their own afterwards.

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Get your groove on for free

Posted on July 13, 2021 at 8:05am 1 Comment

Yes, Summer is definitely music festival season.

But we can't always attend. Pandemic, traveling, entrance fees and so on all manage to take away from the fun of hearing a live concert. But there is a way to get a bit of the fun back at no cost, namely live recordings.

What do you do when you already went through your record collection and DVD collection for the hundredth time and have not a single penny to put on new stuff? Well you head out to the Internet Archive's free…

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Blues musician on Wetplate

Posted on February 1, 2021 at 11:27am 3 Comments

Boy it's been a while since I haven't posted anything here. But I must say that that confinement and this pandemic have taken the wind out of my cigar box building. Nowadays, getting hurt when working with power tools is not an option. So I had to divert my attention to other stuff.

Now I don't know if this will be of any interest to anyone, but I found it to be really a nice thing. There is a photographer named Timothy Duffy who is working on a project where he photographs non-famous…

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Turning song writing miseries to fun.

Posted on March 9, 2019 at 12:13pm 0 Comments

Ahh... song writing. Sometimes, it flows and sometime it doesn't. And when the white page we all hate gets to be infuriating, what can we do?

Well, I was tired of being a shoddy songwriter and decided to do something about it! So I fired-up my favorite drawing and illustration program and got to work. And after many evenings trying to figure out how to make a system that actually works (and listening to many songs noting the words that struck me as useful), I was able to finish the…

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At 12:20pm on February 18, 2019, Richard W. Smith said…

Hi Francois  They were a real time consuming job that's for sure. Rich

 
 
 

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