Demo of spinning two necked guitar. Both ends of the strap are mounted to a single screw with 3 fender washers. I glued a block of wood to the neck (in the center of the box) to support the spinner. This 6' guitar vibrates like mad. When struck upright the whole instrument shakes for a unique vibrato effect.

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Comment by Matt Schaub on March 19, 2012 at 11:47pm

I'm a bit of a newbie, after reading up on a few things I used felt pads to keep my transducer from going nuts... big strings stay!

Comment by Matt Schaub on March 10, 2012 at 11:46am

Thanks all for the support!  This is such a great community!  @ ED I'm using a piezo transducer so I got what I paid for :)  I'm working on a third CBG and I'm going to scrap the good pieces from a bad diddley bow and use a real pickup (and replace the pickup with a piezo on the reconfigured bow)... I'll definitely keep an eye out for bushings too.

Comment by Bluesheart on March 10, 2012 at 6:52am

Crazy cool build man!!

Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on March 8, 2012 at 9:29am

RE: your comment about changing the strings - If'n it was mine (and it isn't) I wouldn't change the strings out.  I can't see for sure, but I don't see a mag pickup.  I'd get a flat mag pickup for both sides instead of a piezo and that will cut down some on the sliding noise.  You might also try a different slide.  I use the steel bushings from the hardware cabinets at Lowes where they have all the funky screws, split pins, etc.  They don't make as much noise sliding on the strings.

Comment by bemuzic on March 8, 2012 at 9:24am

that's brilliant!!!

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Comment by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw on March 7, 2012 at 7:27pm

Fantastic and weird and wonderful and strange and .....  Fascinating instrument.

Comment by PooStickPaul on March 7, 2012 at 6:16pm

Whoa, look at that its propellor man!

Comment by Clock The Wolf on March 7, 2012 at 5:37pm

Interesting...

Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on March 7, 2012 at 2:56pm
Perhaps if Darth Maul had this then he would have made it to EP II.

Very nice. Sounds great.

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