Instructables: exploring - play - music - bass http://www.instructables.com Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:51:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 Drawerbox Pedalboard. http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawerbox-Pedalboard/
Drawerbox Pedalboard. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/KYM4/HYR3ED8F/FSDKYM4HYR3ED8F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/KYM4/HYR3ED8F/FSDKYM4HYR3ED8F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/KYM4/HYR3ED8F/FSDKYM4HYR3ED8F.SMALL.jpg lieseberg I like to repurpose/reuse/recycle whenever I can. When I glanced at a stack of dovetailed drawerboxes I had lying in the shop, I saw potential Pedalboards. Admittedly I hadn't planned on an Instructable during the venture but I felt I had accumulated enough photos throughout the process to pass al...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:44:04 PDT
Bass guitar made from old water ski http://www.instructables.com/id/Bass-guitar-made-from-old-water-ski/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:19:45 PDT
Simple external tempo control for Korg nano series - tap tempo, time signature, etc http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-TAP-TEMPO-and-tempo-glitch-to-your-Korg-VolcaM/
Simple external tempo control for Korg nano series - tap tempo, time signature, etc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/QF45/HWLD93OG/FTJQF45HWLD93OG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/QF45/HWLD93OG/FTJQF45HWLD93OG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/QF45/HWLD93OG/FTJQF45HWLD93OG.SMALL.jpg OneHarp In this tutorial, I show you how to add a tap tempo control to your Korg Volca Series or Montribe analog synth, using your Android (or probably other) smart phone (or your computer). The secret lies in Korg's "sync" control, which is a simple audio "click" signal. Basically, you record the click tra...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:44:01 PDT
How to Get Good on Double Bass http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Good-on-Double-Bass/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:36:37 PDT
Guitar Pedal: Power Supply Extensions http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Pedal-Power-Supply-Extensions/
Guitar Pedal: Power Supply Extensions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/KKTG/HQ730ML8/FQ3KKTGHQ730ML8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/KKTG/HQ730ML8/FQ3KKTGHQ730ML8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/KKTG/HQ730ML8/FQ3KKTGHQ730ML8.SMALL.jpg conceptualstratagem This instructable documents how to make three power extension cables for Roland/Boss effects units. If you've replaced individual wall warts with a multi power unit, you can extend the distance between your power supply and effects boxes. I chose the vintage RPW-7 to power all micro racks and bos...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 22:19:20 PST
A Homemade DIY Great Bass (ie Viola-Range) Recorder for $30-40 http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Great-Bass-ie-Viola-Range-Recorder-for-40/
A Homemade DIY Great Bass (ie Viola-Range) Recorder for $30-40 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/WILH/HNC2JG73/F1YWILHHNC2JG73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/WILH/HNC2JG73/F1YWILHHNC2JG73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/WILH/HNC2JG73/F1YWILHHNC2JG73.SMALL.jpg sngai In the recorder family, the great bass recorder has a range starting at the C below middle C (that is, the viola range). Instruments in this range provide much-needed bass support for wind ensembles. Because the recorder's size necessitates keywork, which must be made precisely, commercial great ba...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:57:44 PDT
Tidy up your bass or guitar to avoid RF interference http://www.instructables.com/id/Tidy-up-your-bass-or-guitar-to-avoid-RF-interferen/
Tidy up your bass or guitar to avoid RF interference - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Q4KY/HIPIXKSW/FEAQ4KYHIPIXKSW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Q4KY/HIPIXKSW/FEAQ4KYHIPIXKSW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Q4KY/HIPIXKSW/FEAQ4KYHIPIXKSW.SMALL.jpg rpechansky I bought a MusicMan Stingray bass clone. It's a nice-looking bass (see picture) with a pretty decent sound despite its low price. It has an active circuit with an humbucking pickup that effectively blocks the AC buzz even at high volumes. But it also had an irritating interference from some FM or AM...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 10:49:50 PDT
Cardboard Box Speaker System ($0-15) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Box-Speaker-System-0-15/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/RVCP/H2WES4SS/FZWRVCPH2WES4SS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/RVCP/H2WES4SS/FZWRVCPH2WES4SS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/RVCP/H2WES4SS/FZWRVCPH2WES4SS.SMALL.jpg Commander Shepard Step-by-step coming soon!
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Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:33:12 PDT
DIY foot-drum http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-foot-drum/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/NUXW/GXRN58L4/F87NUXWGXRN58L4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/NUXW/GXRN58L4/F87NUXWGXRN58L4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/NUXW/GXRN58L4/F87NUXWGXRN58L4.SMALL.jpg OneHarp This is a video demonstrating a DIY foot-drum I made for myself. The heart of it is an old tambourine. A used mounting bracket from a ceiling vent fan makes the A-frame stand. It's attached to an old board. The pedal is some mdf flooring offcuts I nailed together. I used a bit of trim from the kitch...
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Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:38:39 PST
Drum Pedal Straps http://www.instructables.com/id/Drum-Pedal-Straps/
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 15:09:57 PDT
DIY Bass Guitar Paint Job http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bass-Guitar-Paint-Job/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/401L/GMJT3VNK/FM0401LGMJT3VNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/401L/GMJT3VNK/FM0401LGMJT3VNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/401L/GMJT3VNK/FM0401LGMJT3VNK.SMALL.jpg murray484 This is the bass guitar that I recently refinished.  It had quite a few marks in it, so I wanted to refinish it.  I am lucky in that my dad teaches at a high school with a state of the art spray booth.  This made painting it quite easy. First, I had to prep the guitar.  This involved wet sanding i...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 05:18:15 PDT
Baby Bass Tootophone -- a reed instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Baby-Bass-Tootophone-a-reed-instrument/
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Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:27:30 PDT
Hacking Rock Band http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-Rock-Band/
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Tue, 21 Sep 2010 02:06:37 PDT
Amp Footswitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Amp-Footswitch-1/
Amp Footswitch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/OMJB/GALHA922/FHHOMJBGALHA922.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/OMJB/GALHA922/FHHOMJBGALHA922.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/OMJB/GALHA922/FHHOMJBGALHA922.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos When I play guitar, I often switch between clean and overdrive, and I sometimes need to turn chorus on and off.  The problem here is that the buttons on my amp are about 1/4" squares, smack dab in between the knobs.  When I don't want to reach down to change settings, sometimes I can manage to use m...
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Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:38:08 PDT
How to make an electric bass sound like an upright in under a minute http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-electric-bass-sound-like-an-upright/
How to make an electric bass sound like an upright in under a minute - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/8NOX/FSLF81Q6/FPV8NOXFSLF81Q6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/8NOX/FSLF81Q6/FPV8NOXFSLF81Q6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/8NOX/FSLF81Q6/FPV8NOXFSLF81Q6.SMALL.jpg heyzuphowsitgoin Nothing beats a walking bass line with a double bass. Unfortunately, double basses cost ALOT of money. This will convert an electric bass (without hurting it, removable, etc..) to an upright bass (as far as sound goes). It is free too! What you need You need:A pair of boxers or other thin fabricA...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2009 13:16:19 PDT
The musicians travel kit: Survived 3,000 miles and 8 concerts in 9 days http://www.instructables.com/id/The-musicians-travel-kit-Survived-3000-miles-and/
The musicians travel kit: Survived 3,000 miles and 8 concerts in 9 days - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/0YQ2/FHOHI6ZO/FHH0YQ2FHOHI6ZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/0YQ2/FHOHI6ZO/FHH0YQ2FHOHI6ZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/0YQ2/FHOHI6ZO/FHH0YQ2FHOHI6ZO.SMALL.jpg kylet92 This Instructable is about how to make a travel kit for your guitar or in my case, the much loved and needed BASS!! I Just got home a few days ago from a tour through the northeast playing bass for a Christian youth band and choir. This was one of the most demanding things I have ever done, and had ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2008 22:04:56 PDT
Electric Stick Bass http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Stick-Bass/
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Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:21:14 PST
Miniature Washtub Bass Made From Office Supplies! http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Washtub-Bass-Made-From-Office-Supplies!/
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Sun, 24 Jun 2007 00:28:32 PDT