Instructables: exploring - instruments - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:05:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-inspired Pan Pipes http://www.instructables.com/id/STALKER-inspired-Pan-Pipes/
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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:31:18 PDT
$5 Cymbal and snare rack http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Cymbal-and-Snare-Rack/
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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:01:04 PDT
Vintage finishing overhaul saxophone with no chemicals http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintag-Finishing-Overhaul-Saxophone-With-No-Chemic/
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Tue, 31 May 2016 11:16:10 PDT
Macro Control Module (CV output module) http://www.instructables.com/id/Macro-Control-Module-CV-Output-Module/
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Tue, 31 May 2016 07:15:34 PDT
PVC Stand for Practice Odaiko http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Stand-for-Practice-Odaiko/
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Fri, 13 May 2016 05:06:37 PDT
Cigar Box Stomp Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cigar-Box-Stomp-Box/
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Thu, 5 May 2016 12:50:31 PDT
Practice Kane (from Tin Can) http://www.instructables.com/id/Practice-Kane-from-Tin-Can/
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Wed, 4 May 2016 16:27:31 PDT
PVC Multi Ukulele Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Multi-Ukulele-Stand/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:49:38 PDT
8 Bit Mario Bros Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/8-Bit-Mario-Bros-Piano/
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:15:39 PDT
PVC Ukulele Stand (improved) http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Ukulele-Stand/
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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:57:16 PDT
Built in Guitar Headphone Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Built-in-Guitar-Headphone-Amp/
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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 06:53:21 PDT
A nice box for a theremin http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Nice-Box-for-a-Theremin/
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Sat, 2 Apr 2016 19:18:18 PDT
Practice Shime (sitting style) http://www.instructables.com/id/Practice-Shime-sitting-Style/
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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:48:21 PDT
Simple Maintenance Tips to Make Your Electric Guitar Look and Sound Better http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Maintenance-Tips-to-Make-Your-Electric-Guit/
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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:04:40 PDT
Peli-Can Musical Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Peli-Can-Musical-Instrument/
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Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:42:36 PST
Plywood upright Bass Kontrabass http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Upright-Bass-Kontrabass/
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 10:31:10 PST
Electric Ukulele with Tone Controls http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrify-an-Ukulele-With-Tone-Controls/
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:32:56 PST
Fallout Mini Nuke Diddley Bow http://www.instructables.com/id/Fallout-Mini-Nuke-Diddley-Bow/
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 19:16:47 PST
Touchscreen Drumsticks! Cheap and Easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Touchscreen-Drumsticks-Cheap-and-Easy/
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Wed, 2 Dec 2015 15:30:48 PST
Bottle Neck Guitar Slide http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Neck-Guitar-Slide/
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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:01:59 PST
Midi Foot Controller (Pedalera controladora MIDI) para Amplitube 3. http://www.instructables.com/id/Footswitch-Casero-para-Amplitube-3/
Midi Foot Controller (Pedalera controladora MIDI) para Amplitube 3. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/RA12/IE6XLVK0/FM2RA12IE6XLVK0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/RA12/IE6XLVK0/FM2RA12IE6XLVK0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/RA12/IE6XLVK0/FM2RA12IE6XLVK0.SMALL.jpg Claudio B Instrucciones de armado y puesta en funcionamiento del Midi Foot Controller .(Pedalera controladora MIDI) para Amplitube 3.Hola, uso habitualmente el programa Amplitube 3 para practicar con mi Guitarra, realmente me gustan mucho los sonidos y posibilidades de combinaciones que tiene. Cuando quise t...
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:59:35 PDT
PVC Pan Flute http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pan-Flute-1/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:12:49 PDT
Scrap Metal Rhumba Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Metal-Rhumba-Box/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:13:35 PDT
Cajon: Shoe Mounted Shaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Cajon-Shoe-Mounted-Shaker/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:05:48 PDT
Build a Compact Propane Tank Tongue Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Compact-Propane-Tank-Tongue-Drum/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:46:22 PDT
Cajon - Stomp box hybrid http://www.instructables.com/id/Cajon-Stomp-box-hybrid/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:27:27 PDT
GuitarToo-D2 (R2-D2 themed electric guitar) http://www.instructables.com/id/GuitarToo-D2-R2-D2-themed-electric-guitar/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:38:59 PDT
Book Ukulele ("Bookulele") http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-Ukulele-Bookulele/
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:57:45 PDT
sailboat to ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/sailboat-to-ukulele/
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:18:05 PDT
E-Guitar Pickguard + Pickholder! http://www.instructables.com/id/E-Guitar-Pickguard-Pickholder/
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By: Michione

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:49:31 PDT
Water Organ http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Organ/
Water Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/MCR2/IC2A370N/FQCMCR2IC2A370N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/MCR2/IC2A370N/FQCMCR2IC2A370N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/MCR2/IC2A370N/FQCMCR2IC2A370N.SMALL.jpg ArvidJense Playing with water and making music are both some of the most fun things to do in summer. So when I was asked to make a musical play object for the Muziek op de Dommel festival, I decided to bring water and music together and make a water organ.The organ makes sound by spraying water on a plastic s...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:26:16 PDT
Build your own Brazilian Tamborim (with or without jingles) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Brazilian-tamborim-with-our-without/
Build your own Brazilian Tamborim (with or without jingles) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/LK1W/IA8WJ3YQ/FW2LK1WIA8WJ3YQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/LK1W/IA8WJ3YQ/FW2LK1WIA8WJ3YQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/LK1W/IA8WJ3YQ/FW2LK1WIA8WJ3YQ.SMALL.jpg ChrisB36 The next item in my series of DIY Brazilian instruments is my tamborim. This version includes jingles (like Meinl's "patented" tampeiro), but you can just as easily cut these out. I like the novelty of the sound, so I kept them on for this build. While my previous repinique build was mostly to save ...
By: ChrisB36

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Fri, 29 May 2015 07:52:40 PDT
Headless Electric Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/Headless-Electric-Violin/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 02:12:42 PDT
Build Your Own Brazilian Repinique Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Brazilian-Repinique-Drum/
Build Your Own Brazilian Repinique Drum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/XPUE/I9IBMWGY/FPMXPUEI9IBMWGY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/XPUE/I9IBMWGY/FPMXPUEI9IBMWGY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/XPUE/I9IBMWGY/FPMXPUEI9IBMWGY.SMALL.jpg ChrisB36 I was looking to buy some Brazilian samba drums, but was disheartened to find out just how much they cost here in the United States. The technology and materials aren't all that advanced, so why would I pay upwards of $140 for an LP ($155 on Amazon), Meinl ($140 on Amazon), or Pearl repinique when I...
By: ChrisB36

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Sun, 10 May 2015 09:20:33 PDT
Scrapheap harp http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrapheap-harp/
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By: IRSummer

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:42:45 PDT
Palm Pipe Wind Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Palm-Pipe-Wind-Instrument/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:33:58 PDT
DIY Steel Tongue Drum From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Steel-Tongue-Drum-From-Scratch/
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By: -Moon

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:50:19 PDT
The Hero Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hero-Guitar/
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By: MikB

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:27:23 PDT
Stomp Box from speaker - Super easy 1 hour project http://www.instructables.com/id/Stomp-Box-from-speaker-Super-easy-1-hour-project/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:19:53 PDT
Another Cardboard Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Cardboard-Ukulele/
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By: MikB

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:55:24 PDT
Make a ukulele with a pocket knife. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-ukulele-with-a-pocket-knife/
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By: titchtheclown

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:52:52 PST
Stretch Wrap Bongo Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Stretch-Wrap-Bongo-Drum/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:29:26 PST
Canjo http://www.instructables.com/id/Canjo/
Canjo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HAL1/I2F1WVF3/FC1HAL1I2F1WVF3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HAL1/I2F1WVF3/FC1HAL1I2F1WVF3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HAL1/I2F1WVF3/FC1HAL1I2F1WVF3.SMALL.jpg MRM1 This is a Canjo. Part Can, part Banjo. I call it "Thunderstruck". I made it last winter on the request of an important friend. I forgot to take pictures of the canjo in progress, however I will make some recreation photos for this instructable (I should just make a new one but I've got too many o...
By: MRM1

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:20:47 PST
Portable Rain Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Rain-Stick/
Portable Rain Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/89DR/I0R166Y5/FUZ89DRI0R166Y5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/89DR/I0R166Y5/FUZ89DRI0R166Y5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/89DR/I0R166Y5/FUZ89DRI0R166Y5.SMALL.jpg Kozmicblues69 As you can see, last weeks I've been obsessed with rain sticks..... things that happen. Now I have two rain sticks and probably I wouldn't make another in the next seventy years. Time to start a new obsession! But before to start with an another thing I explain you how to make a portable rain stick ...
By: Kozmicblues69

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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:12:33 PDT
Rain Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Stick-1/
Rain Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/D491/I07YNJR9/FGDD491I07YNJR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/D491/I07YNJR9/FGDD491I07YNJR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/D491/I07YNJR9/FGDD491I07YNJR9.SMALL.jpg Kozmicblues69 It's been a looong time since I wanted a rain stick. I didn't want to spend money buying one and I decided to make one by myself. Some weeks ago, walking on the street I saw a 1,5m cardboard tube! I ran towards it shouting: myyyy rain stick!!!! And here's what I made out of it.It's an easy, cheap an...
By: Kozmicblues69

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:42:15 PDT
Anachronistic Audio Effect Unit: Spring Reverb http://www.instructables.com/id/Anachronistic-Audio-Effect-Unit-Spring-Reverb/
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By: joejoetheclown

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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:38:10 PDT
How to Make a Dulcimer Without Power Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Dulcimer-Without-Power-Tools/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:08:47 PDT
Re-build stringed instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-build-stringed-instrument/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:17:58 PDT
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...
By: Wayne Freer

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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