Instructables: exploring - instruments - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:09:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 Foot operated snare drum - an adapter for hi-hat stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Foot-operated-drum-an-adapter-for-hi-hat-stand/
Foot operated snare drum - an adapter for hi-hat stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/LUIQ/HY12IOJ1/FLULUIQHY12IOJ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/LUIQ/HY12IOJ1/FLULUIQHY12IOJ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/LUIQ/HY12IOJ1/FLULUIQHY12IOJ1.SMALL.jpg Wayne Freer This is a simple-to-build, inexpensive (assuming you already have a drum kit), road-tested mechanism which converts a regular hi-hat stand into an effective snare drum beater. It would be simple to adapt for cable hi-hat for more versatility.I use it on a snare in conjunction with a kick drum - I've...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:14:08 PDT
pallet saprano ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/pallet-saprano-ukulele/
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By: rickysp8

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Sat, 31 May 2014 16:27:58 PDT
How to help your child make a Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-help-your-child-make-a-Violin/
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By: QDavid

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Wed, 14 May 2014 17:10:48 PDT
Vinyl Record Pickguard for Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Record-PIckguard-for-Guitar/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 21:56:10 PDT
The BOWL CAJON or The trials, tribulations, pitfalls and triumphs of inventing a musical instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BOWL-CAJON-or-The-trials-tribulations-pitfalls/
The BOWL CAJON or The trials, tribulations, pitfalls and triumphs of inventing a musical instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/97EY/HU3TO288/FH497EYHU3TO288.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/97EY/HU3TO288/FH497EYHU3TO288.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/97EY/HU3TO288/FH497EYHU3TO288.SMALL.jpg dimdiode This is the story of the ups and downs relating to turning the kernel of an idea, into a fully fledged musical instrument. It has been a path of numerous knock-backs and challenges, of great highs and some deep lows. It's not a finished journey either, it's just that I have reached a point where I b...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:48:26 PDT
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Thumb-Piano-Mbira/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:33:38 PDT
Laser Cut Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Ukulele/
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By: jmengel

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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 21:37:28 PST
Custom Guitar Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Guitar-Case/
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By: jmacfarlane

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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:04:59 PST
USB MIDI Littlebits synth! http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-MIDI-Littlebits-synth/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 05:49:47 PST
Sublax - Stuffed Sub-Octave Guitar Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Sublax-Stuffed-Sub-Octave-Guitar-Pedal/
Sublax - Stuffed Sub-Octave Guitar Pedal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SMALL.jpg troylikestomakestuff How to turn a stuffed animal into a guitar pedal... For what seems like forever I had a stuffed Snorlax sitting on a shelf somewhere. I always knew he was destined for greater things than just being a cuddly decorative friend. Materials 1 - Stuffed Animal 4 - Eyelets 2 - For Input & Output ja...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 22:00:57 PST
The Pineapple Ukulele! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pineapple-Ukulele/
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:21:46 PDT
BUGGO Arpeggio Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/BUGGO-Arpeggio-Synth/
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 20:33:39 PDT
Making A Plywood Upright Bass http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Plywood-Upright-Bass/
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 05:50:41 PDT
Custom Built MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Built-MIDI-Controller/
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 15:39:48 PDT
Mini-Calliope Organ http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Calliope/
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 19:08:47 PDT
How To Build Your Own Cajon Box Drum With Adjustable Snare http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-Your-Own-Cajon-Box-Drum/
How To Build Your Own Cajon Box Drum With Adjustable Snare - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/V3NW/HJKC0KOH/FL3V3NWHJKC0KOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/V3NW/HJKC0KOH/FL3V3NWHJKC0KOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/V3NW/HJKC0KOH/FL3V3NWHJKC0KOH.SMALL.jpg Rykley! In this instructable I will be showing you how to build your very own Cajon box drum. We made 2 Cajon drums for under 50$, so around 25$ a piece. I will be entering this instructable in the Musical Instruments Contest, so please vote! Gather Your Materials Things you will need will include: Wood-...
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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:16:50 PDT
Improvised Folk Fiddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Improvised-Folk-Fiddle/
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:01:35 PDT
PVC Pipe organ http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pipe-organ/
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:07:15 PDT
Make a Whistle from spent shell casings http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Whisle-from-spent-shell-casings/
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By: Lucky7x7

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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:45:25 PDT
Uke'n'paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Ukenpaddle/
Uke'n'paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SMALL.jpg titchtheclown Is it  ukulele? Is it a paddle? Why Yes! It is both! A ukulele and a paddle all in one – what more canoe ask for? All the great inventions of the world are combination items – the car boat, the shopping bag raincoat, the Swiss army knife and my personal favourite – the peanut butter and honey sandw...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 05:09:08 PDT
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Mini-Cajon-Hand-Drum-with-Guitar-string/
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SMALL.jpg VortexSurfer This instructable describes the process to build a small cajon similar to commercially available ones. I will call it mini cajon, but the instructions can be easily applied to build a full size cajon. At the time of writing I could find 3 instructables on how to build full size cajones: http://www....
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:08:55 PDT
How To Make A Wooden Ocarina http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Wooden-Ocarina/
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:08:50 PDT
Snake Didgeridoo http://www.instructables.com/id/Snake-Didgeridoo/
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Sun, 19 May 2013 15:11:48 PDT
One Piece Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Piece-Ukulele/
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:11:56 PDT
Turn a Tennis Racket into a 3-stringed guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Tennis-Racket-into-a-3-stringed-guitar/
Turn a Tennis Racket into a 3-stringed guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/A90I/HIYWGVRX/FH8A90IHIYWGVRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/A90I/HIYWGVRX/FH8A90IHIYWGVRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/A90I/HIYWGVRX/FH8A90IHIYWGVRX.SMALL.jpg offtandiscord Everyboy at some point has picked up a tennis racket and pretended to play it like a guitar. It's human nature. Well now you can do that but have it actually make noises too! I first made this instrument a few years ago and have been meaning to put up a guide ever since. This won't be a step-by-ste...
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:35:39 PDT
Fix Broken Drum with new Lugs http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Replacement-Drum-Lugs-for-under-300-each/
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:31:22 PDT
Turn An Electric Motor Into a Pickup! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-An-Electric-Motor-Into-a-Pickup/
Turn An Electric Motor Into a Pickup! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/X4ED/HINO2JGF/F5BX4EDHINO2JGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/X4ED/HINO2JGF/F5BX4EDHINO2JGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/X4ED/HINO2JGF/F5BX4EDHINO2JGF.SMALL.jpg offtandiscord Most toys/gadgets/walkmans/tape players/electronic object that needs something to move will have a motor of some kind inside it. These can be easily turned into pickups thusly... In this demonstration I made a very basic instrument construction just to show how the pickup is used. I will talk about...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 03:36:38 PDT
Aboriginal Instrument Spy Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Aboriginal-Instrument-Spy-Tool/
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:57:40 PDT
DIY Bass Uke http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bass-Uke/
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:13:54 PST
Refurbish an E-Piano: Fix and Polish Broken Keys http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-an-E-Piano-Fix-and-Polish-Broken-Keys/
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 08:53:47 PDT
10 easy steps to make your own cello! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-easy-steps-to-make-your-own-cello/
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:07:20 PDT
Homemade Pan Flute...with Straws! http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pan-Flutewith-Straws/
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 07:56:04 PDT
Carbon fiber guitar body - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-fiber-guitar-body-Made-at-Techshop/
Carbon fiber guitar body - Made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/V3KE/HE7D9HX0/FFQV3KEHE7D9HX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/V3KE/HE7D9HX0/FFQV3KEHE7D9HX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/V3KE/HE7D9HX0/FFQV3KEHE7D9HX0.SMALL.jpg workislove In this instructable I will show you how I made the body for my carbon fiber acoustic guitar, part of a workshop at Techshop. It was made laying layers of carbon fiber and fiberglass over a cardboard mold, then hardening the fibers with marine grade epoxy. The mold was modeled after a 1940 Gibson L-...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:18:27 PDT
DIY Powered Pedal Board with Input Jacks http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Powered-Pedal-Board-with-Input-Jacks/
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:46:20 PDT
Cardboard Electric Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Electric-Guitar/
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:30:18 PDT
Build your own low-cost Eurorack-Suitcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-low-cost-Eurorack-Suitcase/
Build your own low-cost Eurorack-Suitcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/264Z/HDYZJ30J/F57264ZHDYZJ30J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/264Z/HDYZJ30J/F57264ZHDYZJ30J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/264Z/HDYZJ30J/F57264ZHDYZJ30J.SMALL.jpg mploj When I looked out for solutions on how to carry along my modular synthesizer I noticed three options: 1. spend a lot of money for one of the (seldom) commercial solutions 2. put the stuff into a massive 19" rack which wouldn't fit onto my desk 3. build something for my own I decided for the last op...
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 06:12:49 PDT
Designing and building an 'acoustic' synthesizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-and-building-an-acoustic-synthesizer/
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:12:10 PST
Building an Electronic Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electronic-Drums-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/NP5J/HD4VQ6EB/FX2NP5JHD4VQ6EB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/NP5J/HD4VQ6EB/FX2NP5JHD4VQ6EB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/NP5J/HD4VQ6EB/FX2NP5JHD4VQ6EB.SMALL.jpg podpadstudios I have been making Electronic drums for a while now. My latest set have evolved quite a bit over the years and recently had a well needed update.  I already have an Instructable on how I made my main set of drums. This Instructable focuses on building a very simple floor Tom. I was given an old pear...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:23:59 PST
DIY Microphone Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Microphone-Stand/
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Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:21:13 PST
PVC Recorder http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Recorder/
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Thu, 27 Jul 2006 13:20:12 PDT
Electric Coconut Thumb Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Coconut-Thumb-Piano/
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:34:51 PST
Drummer Wanted - Things That Think (TTT) - 2012 http://www.instructables.com/id/Drummer-Wanted-Things-That-Think-TTT-2012/
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Tue, 6 Nov 2012 08:16:37 PST
How to Assemble a Flute http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Assemble-a-Flute/
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:37:09 PDT
Musical Wine Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Wine-Glass/
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:32:50 PDT
Cardboard Conch Horn http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Conch-Horn/
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 17:35:13 PDT
Awesome Cigar Box Dulcimer http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Cigar-Box-Dulcimer/
Awesome Cigar Box Dulcimer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/OEFO/H461X44F/F6AOEFOH461X44F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/OEFO/H461X44F/F6AOEFOH461X44F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/OEFO/H461X44F/F6AOEFOH461X44F.SMALL.jpg rmazzupappa Growing up in Appalachia I've seen my fair share of backwoods instruments but none are more impressive to me than the Cigar Box Guitars. Being left handed is what attracted me to playing the dulcimer, it was inexpensive and easy to flip the strings around. I was never much for playing traditional du...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:50:33 PDT
Backcountry diddley bow - walking stick (for those without a backpacking guitar) http://www.instructables.com/id/Backcountry-diddley-walking-stick-for-those-witho/
Backcountry diddley bow - walking stick (for those without a backpacking guitar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/5U83/H3HCL7CB/FRY5U83H3HCL7CB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/5U83/H3HCL7CB/FRY5U83H3HCL7CB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/5U83/H3HCL7CB/FRY5U83H3HCL7CB.SMALL.jpg MikeCicc I wanted a stringed instrument to take with me into the backcountry, one that could survive a full day of hiking in the sun or rain with minimal fuss, but that would provide music and fun around the campfire at the end of the day.  AND, it had to be light weight for long multi-day trips. This varia...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:14:48 PDT
DIY Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pickup/
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:39:32 PDT
One Stringed Music Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Stringed-Music-Stick/
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:42:05 PDT
Makedo Xylophone http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Xylophone/
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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 18:53:32 PDT