Let's Make a Diddley Bow in 10 Minutes (easy DIY string instrument)

I got a wild hair and decided to make this video. I used a few parts I had on hand to make a crude diddley bow in about 10 minutes. If you wanted to try this, you wouldn't necessarily need the same parts, any tuner/pickup/jack plate will work.

Intro - 0:00
Parts Needed - 0:30
Build Process - 1:27
Summary - 3:59
Marking the Notes - 5:34
Sounds - 6:48

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Comment by Poorness Studios on May 13, 2022 at 6:19pm

So true AGP. Nothing wrong with a basic bow.

Comment by AGP # on May 13, 2022 at 6:16pm

"Cool Poorness", every man has to have a cheap 1 String Diddy Bow, I have 2, and sometimes the simple things like a One String Plank offer the most enjoyment ! :-)  

Comment by Poorness Studios on May 13, 2022 at 5:27pm

Thanks for checking it out Doug. Stay tuned cuz I think I'm gonna do a Part II soon.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 13, 2022 at 5:24pm

Fun video Kale! Making an instrument can be this easy. Thanks for showing the way.

Comment by Poorness Studios on May 12, 2022 at 6:53pm

Thanks t-belly and John. I just did this one to see how quick I could build a bow but... I actually kinda like the design. I may do a part II video and try to fix a couple things.

Comment by t-belly johnson on May 12, 2022 at 6:34pm

It`s also a great, easy piece of work for any beginner. Great fun.

Comment by Uncle John on May 12, 2022 at 6:10pm

Cool.  Fun to watch and hear.  Sounds great.  

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