Instructables: exploring - instruments - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:08:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
How To Play Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Play-Violin/
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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:09:21 PDT
USB MIDI Littlebits synth! http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-MIDI-Littlebits-synth/
USB MIDI Littlebits synth! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/SD5G/HR4STRGM/FA7SD5GHR4STRGM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/SD5G/HR4STRGM/FA7SD5GHR4STRGM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/SD5G/HR4STRGM/FA7SD5GHR4STRGM.SMALL.jpg tubfun My lovely wife bought me the littlebits synth kit for Christmas, and I spent several days annoying everyone with screechy sounds. After a while I wanted more control over it, to sync it with other things, or to play it from a proper keyboard. This instructable will show you how to do all those th...
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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
PVC Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Instrument-1/
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Sat, 29 Oct 2011 14:28:12 PDT
BUGGO Arpeggio Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/BUGGO-Arpeggio-Synth/
BUGGO Arpeggio Synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/CWQY/HJKBTA18/F0TCWQYHJKBTA18.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/CWQY/HJKBTA18/F0TCWQYHJKBTA18.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/CWQY/HJKBTA18/F0TCWQYHJKBTA18.SMALL.jpg rczarnik I have been working with Arduino for around a year.  I am very interested in synthesizers (both analog and digital) and various other musical instruments.  I had been fooling around with the code to Auduino--a basic “direct digital synthesis” grain synthesizer for some time.  I had a few half-finish...
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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/
Making A Plywood Upright Bass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/JW4Y/HJFXHOWW/FVOJW4YHJFXHOWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/JW4Y/HJFXHOWW/FVOJW4YHJFXHOWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/JW4Y/HJFXHOWW/FVOJW4YHJFXHOWW.SMALL.jpg gladiator Bob Hi everyone! For this instructable I want to show you guys how to make a plywood upright bass. This was my biggest project for my senior year in high school and was the project that I took to compete in the 2012-2013 SkillsUSA district and state conferences. The main objective was to make a function...
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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
Make your own Banjo Ukulele. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Banjo-Ukulele/
Make your own Banjo Ukulele. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/O2G5/FTM72FMB/FC5O2G5FTM72FMB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/O2G5/FTM72FMB/FC5O2G5FTM72FMB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/O2G5/FTM72FMB/FC5O2G5FTM72FMB.SMALL.jpg Phantomn I had wanted a Ukulele banjo for some time but being unable to find one for a reasonable price I decided to make one under a budget of 30 quid . (Which I nearly did! About 32 all in all Inc. P&P.) All of my parts were sourced from ebay apart from the drum which i already had and the neck which was m...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2009 11:28:17 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
How to build a cajon http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-cajon/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2009 06:37:59 PST
Make a Whistle from spent shell casings http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Whisle-from-spent-shell-casings/
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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
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
Make 4 easy Bamboo Flutes for free! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-4-easy-Bamboo-Flutes-for-free/
Make 4 easy Bamboo Flutes for free! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/F4ZR/FXHJXZ33/FP0F4ZRFXHJXZ33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/F4ZR/FXHJXZ33/FP0F4ZRFXHJXZ33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/F4ZR/FXHJXZ33/FP0F4ZRFXHJXZ33.SMALL.jpg Skyfinity Bamboo. Despite being a plant of prehistoric ancestry, this simple plant has "grown" to be a huge part of many cultures. Due to it's unparalleled growth speed, It's hollow construct, and widespread growing range, Bamboo has been used to make for a broad selection of items, ranging from watermills to...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2009 23:54:47 PDT
Carbon fiber guitar body - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-fiber-guitar-body-Made-at-Techshop/
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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/
Cardboard Electric Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/KRPV/HDYZ84SA/FDEKRPVHDYZ84SA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/KRPV/HDYZ84SA/FDEKRPVHDYZ84SA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/KRPV/HDYZ84SA/FDEKRPVHDYZ84SA.SMALL.jpg bwrussell Thanks to Amazon's inefficient packing methods, particularly their love affair with oversize boxes, and my aversion to having to interact with people while I shop we almost always have a more cardboard on hand than I can fit in our recycling bin. When I first considered a project to reuse the cardbo...
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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
How to Transpose Music http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Transpose-Music-Keys/
How to Transpose Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/NC5N/GTE4JYUE/F5FNC5NGTE4JYUE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/NC5N/GTE4JYUE/F5FNC5NGTE4JYUE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/NC5N/GTE4JYUE/F5FNC5NGTE4JYUE.SMALL.jpg lizmarie How To Transpose Music * *note some intervals will change depending on your key signature** Elizabeth Voights Supplies -Sheet Music -Pencil -Patience -Blank Staff Sheet Music What is music transposing? Music transposing is take a piece of sheet music for one instrument and changing and manipulatin...
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Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:34:45 PDT
DIY Microphone Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Microphone-Stand/
DIY Microphone Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/JVLK/HCJOG88O/FAQJVLKHCJOG88O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/JVLK/HCJOG88O/FAQJVLKHCJOG88O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/JVLK/HCJOG88O/FAQJVLKHCJOG88O.SMALL.jpg Gabezilla If you're here, it means you're trying to build your own mic stand. The collective wisdom of the internet will simply tell you to duct tape your mic to a broom and lean it up against a chair. DON'T LISTEN TO THEM. There's a million better ways to do this - here's mine. Parts All the components ...
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Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:21:13 PST
2x4 xylophone http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-xylophone/
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Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:51:35 PDT
PVC Recorder http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Recorder/
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Thu, 27 Jul 2006 13:20:12 PDT
Dual Atari Punk Console http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Atari-Punk-Console/
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Sun, 2 Oct 2011 08:29:38 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
Make an amazing sports noisemaker! http://www.instructables.com/id/make-an-amazing-sports-noisemaker/
Make an amazing sports noisemaker! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/NZPS/FZNHOUB9/FDONZPSFZNHOUB9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/NZPS/FZNHOUB9/FDONZPSFZNHOUB9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/NZPS/FZNHOUB9/FDONZPSFZNHOUB9.SMALL.jpg buellboy492 Sound off like a Semi! These noisemakers are perfect for sporting events and parties. The effect is similar to the air horn on a semi or a train. Everyone around you will want to know where they can get their own. Or they will move away and give you more room. Either way works for me. short video ...
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Wed, 16 Sep 2009 20:26:08 PDT
Teach Yourself to Play Harmonica http://www.instructables.com/id/Teach-Yourself-to-Play-Harmonica/
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Sat, 7 Oct 2006 12:15:37 PDT
How to Make Bagpipes out of a Garbage Bag and Recorders http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Bagpipes-out-of-a-Garbage-Bag-and-Reco/
How to Make Bagpipes out of a Garbage Bag and Recorders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/QYFO/FVDC5BUI/FULQYFOFVDC5BUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/QYFO/FVDC5BUI/FULQYFOFVDC5BUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/QYFO/FVDC5BUI/FULQYFOFVDC5BUI.SMALL.jpg wasabi32746 This instructable is how to make a simple bagpipe like instrument out of basic household materials. Granted, it does not sound all too much like a bagpipe, but it works similarly and is fun to mess around with. Basic construction of bagpipes At the most basic level, bagpipes have 4 parts:A bag to...
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Sun, 31 May 2009 17:16:53 PDT
Electric Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Violin-1/
Electric Violin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/SH09/H1KHAFFQ/F1VSH09H1KHAFFQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/SH09/H1KHAFFQ/F1VSH09H1KHAFFQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/SH09/H1KHAFFQ/F1VSH09H1KHAFFQ.SMALL.jpg Toms Workshop (Audio on step 6) This electric skeleton violin uses a piezoelectric pickup. The body and neck are solid maple and the darker wood is mahogany.  I eventually finished it in November of last year after a two year build. It could have probably been done a lot quicker but exams and school got in the...
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Sat, 5 May 2012 08:53:14 PDT
The incredibly simple cardboard box electric diddley bow / cajon http://www.instructables.com/id/The-unfathomably-simple-one-string-electric-box-gu/
The incredibly simple cardboard box electric diddley bow / cajon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/WYFP/GWKKMQDO/FGAWYFPGWKKMQDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/WYFP/GWKKMQDO/FGAWYFPGWKKMQDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/WYFP/GWKKMQDO/FGAWYFPGWKKMQDO.SMALL.jpg offtandiscord I had an idea in my head for a simple and cheap way to tune a string using stuff lying around the workshop.  For this you will need: - A Box (small, chunky and sturdy is best) - A wooden stick of some kind (could be a mop handle, dowel, again anything sturdy) All i happened to have was some bambo...
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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 15:21:50 PST
Saxophone Alchemy http://www.instructables.com/id/Saxophone-Alchemy/
Saxophone Alchemy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/13SV/GWQVQBVV/FAE13SVGWQVQBVV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/13SV/GWQVQBVV/FAE13SVGWQVQBVV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/13SV/GWQVQBVV/FAE13SVGWQVQBVV.SMALL.jpg joechacon98 I have had an old Yamaha Saxophone for over thirteen years. It was bought a bit rough to begin with, and after years of use and abuse, it was time to give this reliable instrument some love. I have a munchkin who has been learning to play, so I figured this would make a wonderful gift. This instruc...
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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:36:33 PST
StyloBuzz - Synthesizer http://www.instructables.com/id/StyloBuzz-Synthesizer/
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 00:16:59 PST
A carbon fibre violin i made from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/A-carbon-fibre-violin-i-made-from-scratch/
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 06:37:30 PST