Instructables: exploring - play - music - cheap http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:59:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 How To Make A Free (or Cheap) Sustain Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Free-or-Cheap-Sustain-Pedal/
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:18:31 PST
Connect Your Electric Guitar to Your Computer Analog Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Connect-Your-Electric-Guitar-to-Your-Computer-Anal/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:31:27 PDT
The 10 Minute Altoids GhettoPhone http://www.instructables.com/id/The-10-Minute-Altoids-GhettoPhone/
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 23:01:58 PDT
Tips for getting the most out of your half-valved diatonic harmonica http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-your-half-valved-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/IKE3/GXQPMMIE/FBDIKE3GXQPMMIE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/IKE3/GXQPMMIE/FBDIKE3GXQPMMIE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/IKE3/GXQPMMIE/FBDIKE3GXQPMMIE.SMALL.jpg OneHarp Hi folks! Here is the promised follow up to my video instructable about making your own harmonica valves! In this instructable, I discuss my approach to playing half-valved diatonic harmonicas. I discuss tips for good tone, getting good valved bends, blow vibrato, and legato playing. At the end I pl...
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:28:57 PDT
How to make your own harmonica valves easily, cheaply, and effectively. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-harmonica-valves-easily-chea/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/IKE3/GXQPMMIE/FBDIKE3GXQPMMIE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/IKE3/GXQPMMIE/FBDIKE3GXQPMMIE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/IKE3/GXQPMMIE/FBDIKE3GXQPMMIE.SMALL.jpg OneHarp In this tutorial video, I show you how to make your own harmonica valves at home from easily sourcable materials. I walk you through each step, from making the valves to attaching them to your harp. You need: Gaffers tape (very important to use real gaffers tape, and NOT duct tape. See link below f...
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 06:22:39 PST
$3 contact mic http://www.instructables.com/id/3-contact-mic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/XQ9T/H6738QME/FI0XQ9TH6738QME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/XQ9T/H6738QME/FI0XQ9TH6738QME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/XQ9T/H6738QME/FI0XQ9TH6738QME.SMALL.jpg zedoktar In a nutshell, I didn't want to buy a contact mic and I like making things. To do what I did, you must first acquire the following: piezo conductor -  I got 5 for a buck on Ebay. Wires                   - I recycled mine from a toy but insulate copper wire is cheap. 1/4' stereo jack  - another doll...
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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 20:10:46 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
Cheap Music Stand Extension http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Music-Stand-Extension/
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Thu, 3 May 2012 14:50:36 PDT
Knex CD Shelf / Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-CD-Shelf-Rack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UTZQ/GWF6134S/F06UTZQGWF6134S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UTZQ/GWF6134S/F06UTZQGWF6134S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UTZQ/GWF6134S/F06UTZQGWF6134S.SMALL.jpg drumdude Here are some pictures to show you how to build a CD rack out of knex that can hold up to 84 CDs! Tell me what ya think!
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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 17:09:32 PDT
Electric Guitar Knex Stand Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Guitar-Knex-Stand-Rack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/IH86/GQ5QCVRN/F4IIH86GQ5QCVRN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/IH86/GQ5QCVRN/F4IIH86GQ5QCVRN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/IH86/GQ5QCVRN/F4IIH86GQ5QCVRN.SMALL.jpg drumdude Here are some picture to give you the basic idea of how to build and construct a guitar rack out of knex. WARNING!!! It is completely stable on the font and the back, but the middle slot is kinda unstable. Tell me what you guys think!
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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:54:33 PDT
Cheap ($5) and simple DIY Snowboard/Ski Helmet Audio Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-5-and-simple-DIY-SnowboardSki-Helmet-Aud/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/0566/GO502BV4/FID0566GO502BV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/0566/GO502BV4/FID0566GO502BV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/0566/GO502BV4/FID0566GO502BV4.SMALL.jpg fefillo Here's a very simple project I've been meaning to do for a while, but couldn't find headphones that were small, cheap and loud enough. I finally found this Panasonic RP-HT21 headset on Amazon for less than $5 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004T8R2) and decided to try them out. Well... I'm glad...
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Wed, 25 May 2011 20:15:02 PDT
DIY Hoodie Buddie http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hoodie-Buddie/
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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:09:17 PDT
Make an old timey sounding microphone for free to $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-old-timey-sounding-microphone-for-free-to-/
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Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:57:57 PDT
Portable Sound System http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Sound-System/
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Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:29:07 PDT
Making your own Auxilary Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-your-own-Auxilary-Cable/
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Sat, 20 Jun 2009 16:30:40 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/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2009 13:16:19 PDT
How To Ge Free Sheet Music http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Ge-Free-Sheet-Music/
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Sat, 24 Jan 2009 14:26:08 PST
A Cheap & Easy & Simple music transposer http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Cheap-%26-Easy-%26-Simple-music-transposer/
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