Picture of Knex Guitar (Bass)
This my entry for TGKT Round 2. It is a bass guitar, very heavy (more than a Knexsayer!) and I can get at least 2 tunes out of it, with varying degrees of accuracy. See my video post for those (should be up before the 15th but seeing as each vid takes about 15 mins to upload...). I do realise that it only has one string, but it is much easier to play like this, and can support all 4 strings. It is slightly shorter that a 3/4 size bass, as the only even slightly playable parts of the strings are right by the top of the neck.
this is great
Undermig6 years ago
i only wanna know how to make the neck and tha last part< of the guitsr he end<<< were theirs 4 pieace kinda grey conectors.
knexguy (author)  Undermig6 years ago
Sorry, can't really remember how it attached together myself now.
nice guitar
you destroyed it.. wow
knexguy (author)  Undermig6 years ago
Destroyed it after about a week. Still have a bit of it though.
i made a guitar a while ago, with real guitar strings!, it didnt really sound much like a real guitar
Undermig6 years ago
Hey il make you a deal.well if your interested and plz be... show me how to make this awsome guitar. and il add some pikups home made and il show you how to make it and insert it on this guitar to put it on a amp. cause well i want a knex guitar bas and this is the secound 1 i found. and its the best.
knexguy (author)  Undermig6 years ago
The other one probably resembled a harp. It would be no good to play off an amp, as it cannot support real strings.
DJ Radio6 years ago
sweet guitar!
knexguy (author)  DJ Radio6 years ago
Thanks :)
Nice Guitar Happ for your Comment
shmi1176 years ago
dude post this i want to play it!!!! I will break up my knexsayer because its getting a little old... POST!
knexguy (author)  shmi1176 years ago
Tried to remake it but failed. I am also working on a crossbow at the moment so I'm a bit busy, also heping Barrax out with something.
shmi117 knexguy6 years ago
Ok well i guess thats ok... But you or anyone else can post it... please do... And i want to see the crossbow
knexguy (author)  shmi1176 years ago
The crossbow uses a new mechanism, meaning that it can theoretically have twice the power.
barrax6 years ago
knexguy (author)  barrax6 years ago
I have joined but it hasn't registered, the owner probably has to accept me. I will add this as soon as I am in.
barrax knexguy6 years ago
you are in, no need for me to do anything. i added it already.
nutty guy6 years ago
Now You must build drums a guitar and a mike and a ps3 out of knex and we will play ROck band
It's funny; I was recently trying to rig up an odd bass drum mechanism with that trampoline from the big air ball tower, one of those balls from the red designer kit thing, and a bunch of rubber bands and big square platform... It ultimately ended up failing miserably. I'm sure knexguy could do better than me :D
XD THats so awesome
knexguy (author)  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida6 years ago
Lol, I'm not sure about the PS3 but a mike and possibly drums could definitely be done. I'll look into it. As for the guitar, just use this.
:] coooooollllllll keep on buildin'
knexguy (author)  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida6 years ago
Thanks very much, I will!
Skreetsha6 years ago
Sweet as sirup! Good luck in the TGKT, dude! :D
Sweet as syrup! Good luck in the TGKT, dude! :D Fixed.
Lol, one spelling error in... 1 week or so? That isn't bad for a Dutch dude XD
Haha I just felt like having some fun XD!
knexguy (author)  Vynash6 years ago
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knexguy (author)  Skreetsha6 years ago
Thanks very much, Good luck to you too!
Vynash6 years ago
knexguy (author)  Vynash6 years ago
Ok, watch out for the vids too! Yeah, I'll try. I have had it taken apart for a month or so now, but I am confident I can rebuild.
Vynash knexguy6 years ago
ok i will will they be on youtube because please post it on google video please ok do the best you can i wish you luck :D
knexguy (author)  Vynash6 years ago
Ok I probably upload AVI's, so you'll have to convert.
I know a good converter site: Zamzar.com It works. I used it to convert my MP4 clip from my R.C.S 720 Cam (my cellphone) to wmv, so i could use it for the whole clip :D
knexguy (author)  Skreetsha6 years ago
Ok, I will probably do that then, more people can watch WMVs.
Vynash knexguy6 years ago
Stavroz6 years ago
knexguy (author)  Stavroz6 years ago
I will.
Nice! I had I idea for one of those once...
knexguy (author)  I_am_Canadian6 years ago
This is actually the V3, the first 2 failed because the body fitted to the neck too loosely, this one had (I think) 15 points of contact.
Had? If you still have it, make the neck a tadbit longer if I were you.
knexguy (author)  I_am_Canadian6 years ago
I don't have it, but I am rebuilding it for an Instructable. When I post I will post it as a full size model, with stringing instructions. This was built to be easily playable, that is the reason why the neck is shorter.
Ah, I see. Very cool! Could it possibly be able to hold real strings?
Not likely. Real strings would probably triple the amount of peices.
The mech on a guitar is VERY specific. It has to be perfect in order to work. You could not get the proper tension thingys for on the neck.
If you used rachet systems it would work. A tad bulky, but it would work.
this is a good job mine was smaller and used rare knex
knexfreak956 years ago
knexguy (author)  knexfreak956 years ago
Lol. You like?
knexguy (author) 6 years ago
Don't forget to rate guys!
Der Bradly6 years ago
Awesome! Worth a post! (Probally good enough to get featured!)
knexguy (author)  Der Bradly6 years ago
I will definately post this one. I'm hoping for the feature.
DRADIS6 years ago
Sweet! I built a knex guitar almost exactly the same as this, although yours is more detailed. Did you encounter the problem of the neck bending when you put rubber bands on it? How did you fix it?
knexguy (author)  DRADIS6 years ago
I used a system like this (side view of neck)<br/><br/>-|y||t||y||y||y||t||y|- <br/><br/>The y's are yellow connectors, the t's are tans, and there is a blue rod through the middle.<br/><br/>And tape on the fretboard.<br/><br/>Lots of layers = sturdy.<br/>
Bartboy6 years ago
FTW! Instructable, and it would be featured (assuming it was well written) This is cool, clever, and what we want the knex community portrayed as!
knexguy (author)  Bartboy6 years ago
That was my inspiration, too many people have a bad view of us because of people who post rubbish... Thanks.
i don't known if this is better than that v8 engine because they are both looks really asome
knexguy (author)  dutchwarlord6 years ago
Thanks, I really like your chainsaw scissors too!
Man, I have a lot of competition from both of you guys. Nice job on this, it's awesome.
knexguy (author)  s0lekill3r6 years ago
Thanks, your engine was so intricate, so I thought I was better off going all out on a new never-tried concept.
thanks solekiller as right we make three asome thing your guitar/bass solelikker v8 engine and mine sciccor but bakenbitz its model i don't think he going to the next round becuase it's a model
pls6 years ago
bobbyk8816 years ago
I might not be a bassist, but thats awsome, and I if i were you I would extend the neck a little longer. Great job.
knexguy (author)  bobbyk8816 years ago
The Jamalam6 years ago
POSTPOSTPOST but it isn't 100% like a bass. The neck needs to be a lot longer, but really good 5*
knexguy (author)  The Jamalam6 years ago
When I post I will post it as a full size model, with stringing instructions. This was built to be easily playable, that is the reason why the neck is shorter.
knexfan91826 years ago
that's so post worthy !
knexguy (author)  knexfan91826 years ago
Yeah, I'll try. I have had it taken apart for a month or so now, but I am confident I can rebuild.