Instructables: exploring - music - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:04:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Building the Blinquencer- a light controlled random music box http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-Blinquencer-a-light-controlled-random/
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By: Chuck Stephens

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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:08:06 PDT
pallet 2x4 turned into electric upright bass http://www.instructables.com/id/pallet-2x4-turned-into-electric-upright-bass/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 06:30:19 PDT
Simple Vinyl Record Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Vinyl-Record-Player/
Simple Vinyl Record Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/BGDY/HQ72ZHDZ/FW5BGDYHQ72ZHDZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/BGDY/HQ72ZHDZ/FW5BGDYHQ72ZHDZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/BGDY/HQ72ZHDZ/FW5BGDYHQ72ZHDZ.SMALL.jpg dailyvice A professor showed this to me in a ceramics studio. We set it up on a potter's wheel as a demo to learn how to center a piece and it was a fun day indeed. I later showed this to my 3 year old cousin and she flipped out. What you will need: 1. An old record. (One that you don't mind scratching.) 2. ...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 15:20:34 PST
Paper Record Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Record-Player/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:12:30 PDT
DIY / Homemade Danmoi inspired metal Jew Harp - Material http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Homemade-Danmoi-inspired-metal-Jew-Harp-Materi/
DIY / Homemade Danmoi inspired metal Jew Harp - Material - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/Q9ZM/HSCYARK2/FLUQ9ZMHSCYARK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/Q9ZM/HSCYARK2/FLUQ9ZMHSCYARK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/Q9ZM/HSCYARK2/FLUQ9ZMHSCYARK2.SMALL.jpg Dr Froggy The Jew Harps I built are based on a dan moi design. Those homemade versions are not as good as the dan moi ones, the “sound” is not long lasting, and the harp is not as stiff as a brass one (replacing the tongue in its optimal position can take a bit of your time). However, I wanted to find a way...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 10:28:15 PST
How to get Unlimited Pandora skips http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-Unlimited-Pandora-skips/
How to get Unlimited Pandora skips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/660A/HKDFG0AT/F55660AHKDFG0AT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/660A/HKDFG0AT/F55660AHKDFG0AT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/660A/HKDFG0AT/F55660AHKDFG0AT.SMALL.jpg jbenodin Are you annoyed by Pandora's 6 skip limit? Well this Instructable will give you a way around that. There are 2 methods, The first cannot be used with an account and the second can, However it requires more manual input. The First Method The first method is as follows: when you open Pandora, do no...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:03:18 PDT
Digital Manufacturing: Fretless Trash Banjo http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Manufacturing-Fretless-Trash-Banjo/
Digital Manufacturing: Fretless Trash Banjo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/S38Q/HQVLD6SQ/FY5S38QHQVLD6SQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/S38Q/HQVLD6SQ/FY5S38QHQVLD6SQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/S38Q/HQVLD6SQ/FY5S38QHQVLD6SQ.SMALL.jpg nkirkby Don't have a raccoon hide?  We'll use polyethylene plastic from a food tray. don't have expensive timber?  we'll use plywood, scraps of which are easy to get. don't have frets?  no problem. even better, it's digitally fabricated -- that is, you fabricate it with your ~ten digits.  your fingers. I ...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:03:13 PST
7 Steps to Learn How to Play Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/7-Steps-to-Learn-How-to-Play-Piano/
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:55:13 PDT
Building a Subwoofer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Subwoofer-1/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 12:18:18 PST
Outie Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Outie-Headphones/
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 11:39:26 PST
Outie Headphones: Parametric Bent Wood Lamination http://www.instructables.com/id/Outie-Headphones-Parametric-Bent-Wood-Lamination/
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 11:32:35 PST
How to wrap headphones so they don't tangle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wrap-headphones-so-they-dont-tangle-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/X2T8/HLR1TPZS/FFPX2T8HLR1TPZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/X2T8/HLR1TPZS/FFPX2T8HLR1TPZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/X2T8/HLR1TPZS/FFPX2T8HLR1TPZS.SMALL.jpg ctx1985 Here is my entry on how to wrap headphones so they don't tangle. The handy thing about using one of these paper clips is that you can clip it onto your belt or pocket or whatever as well.
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:40:47 PDT
Kaossilator 2 hack: hands free (part 1/2) http://www.instructables.com/id/Kaossilator-2-hands-free-part-12/
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 14:06:37 PDT
When You Can't Find your Harmonica: Carrot Flute http://www.instructables.com/id/When-You-Cant-Find-your-Harmonica-Carrot-Flute/
When You Can't Find your Harmonica: Carrot Flute - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/B7MR/HJZ84TSB/FXRB7MRHJZ84TSB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/B7MR/HJZ84TSB/FXRB7MRHJZ84TSB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/B7MR/HJZ84TSB/FXRB7MRHJZ84TSB.SMALL.jpg Handmade Penguin I've wanted to make vegetable instruments for some time.  I found a couple of links to a carrot flute and a carrot kazoo, but they did not have pictures.  So I tried a few different techniques.  Here's my recipe for Carrot Flute.  I'm providing this in multiple forms.  Instructable with pictures, sh...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 08:31:18 PDT
Skateboard Banjo http://www.instructables.com/id/Skateboard-Banjo/
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 08:10:12 PDT
a cardboard ukulele case http://www.instructables.com/id/a-cardboard-ukulele-case/
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 12:24:00 PDT
Popsicle Stick Buzz Harmonica http://www.instructables.com/id/Popsicle-Stick-Buzz-Harmonica/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:59:30 PDT
how to make a straw instrument (straw flute) http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-straw-instrument-straw-flute/
how to make a straw instrument (straw flute) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/0CYZ/H1ERMWW8/F8Z0CYZH1ERMWW8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/0CYZ/H1ERMWW8/F8Z0CYZH1ERMWW8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/0CYZ/H1ERMWW8/F8Z0CYZH1ERMWW8.SMALL.jpg rallekralle note: this is not my idea, i just found it somewhere you will need... a drinking straw pliers scissors flatten the end of the straw with the pliers THE CUT! cut the flattned end like in the picture more cutting cut some holes in the straw, i have painted them black so it becomes easie...
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:59:29 PDT
DIY USB pedal board for live looping http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-pedal-board-for-live-looping/
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:17:44 PDT
Musical Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Bracelet/
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 12:26:39 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/
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 10:49:50 PDT
Steampunk Nintendo Gameboy Part One http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Nintendo-Gameboy-Part-One/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/0VBU/G6MPQEUX/F930VBUG6MPQEUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/0VBU/G6MPQEUX/F930VBUG6MPQEUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/0VBU/G6MPQEUX/F930VBUG6MPQEUX.SMALL.jpg Kyle Robinson Custom made steampunk gameboy
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Mon, 22 Mar 2010 04:49:46 PDT
Animatronic Singing Beaker-bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Automatic-Singing-Beaker-bot/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 16:49:39 PDT
Turn a vintage radio into an iPod dock http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-vintage-radio-into-an-iPod-dock/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 01:19:09 PDT
Electric Wurlitzharmonica http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Wurlitzharmonica/
Electric Wurlitzharmonica - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/6QFK/HGU2P6ZM/F3U6QFKHGU2P6ZM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/6QFK/HGU2P6ZM/F3U6QFKHGU2P6ZM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/6QFK/HGU2P6ZM/F3U6QFKHGU2P6ZM.SMALL.jpg jackzylkin This week I attended Music Hack Day at the Drexel Excite Center.  There were many incredible projects there to investigate, as well as some seriously funky live music and some cool folks, all coming together for a 24-hour musical hackathon. The creative atmosphere was pretty inspiring, and out of th...
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Sun, 19 May 2013 22:20:45 PDT
Laser Cut Record (version) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Record-version/
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Fri, 10 May 2013 17:25:59 PDT
Booty Box: Instant Dance Parties http://www.instructables.com/id/Booty-Box-Instant-Dance-Parties/
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Sat, 4 May 2013 15:20:00 PDT
Build a Big Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Big-Piano/
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:42:14 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
Convert Spotify to MP3 || Spotify to Itunes http://www.instructables.com/id/Spotify-to-MP3-Spotify-to-Itunes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/6CTP/HF243AGQ/FRB6CTPHF243AGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/6CTP/HF243AGQ/FRB6CTPHF243AGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/6CTP/HF243AGQ/FRB6CTPHF243AGQ.SMALL.jpg mfasanya I have been searching around for ages for a quick spotify to mp3 converter. I found nothing. However a couple of days ago I came across http://spoty-mp3.com. It works great 1) Copy spotify URl of album, track or playlist from spotify! 2) Paste it into http://spoty-mp3.com 3) Click download 4) And ...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 00:20:19 PST
How to make a record without prior acoustic information http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-record-without-prior-acoustic-inform/
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:38:24 PST
How to Play 'Bubbly' by Colbie Caillat on the Acoustic Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-lay-Bubbly-by-Colbie-Caillat-on-the-Acous/
How to Play 'Bubbly' by Colbie Caillat on the Acoustic Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/MEQD/HCJOGQWF/F8LMEQDHCJOGQWF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/MEQD/HCJOGQWF/F8LMEQDHCJOGQWF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/MEQD/HCJOGQWF/F8LMEQDHCJOGQWF.SMALL.jpg music.maker You have a basic knowledge of guitar chords, music, and guitar tabs and you would like to learn a new song.  This will teach you how to play 'Bubbly' by Colbie Caillat. Required Materials: An Acoustic Guitar (either steel or nylon strings will work) A tuner A pick (any size you prefer) (Note: This...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 14:31:56 PST
Tabletop Music Stand (made from paper!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Tabletop-Music-Stand-made-from-paper/
Tabletop Music Stand (made from paper!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/12D2/HCJO59IJ/FBJ12D2HCJO59IJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/12D2/HCJO59IJ/FBJ12D2HCJO59IJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/12D2/HCJO59IJ/FBJ12D2HCJO59IJ.SMALL.jpg Jessie Marie This tabletop music stand is ONLY made out of paper! It is quite simple to make, and it can be constructed in one afternoon. Lightweight and easy to carry, you can conveniently practice your instrument anywhere in the house! Just follow these simple steps, and you'll have a stand like mine in no tim...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:32:46 PST
DIY Smallpipes (Membrane Bagpipes) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Smallpipes-for-a-few-bucks-Membra/
DIY Smallpipes (Membrane Bagpipes) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/0QOP/HBFFJE1B/FDX0QOPHBFFJE1B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/0QOP/HBFFJE1B/FDX0QOPHBFFJE1B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/0QOP/HBFFJE1B/FDX0QOPHBFFJE1B.SMALL.jpg FabricateIO If you like this, don't forget to favorite, follow us, and check us out on Facebook! Having played the highland bagpipes for a couple years now and having just finished a course on maintenance, I was greatly interested in building my own set of pipes just for fun. A few days later, a duct-tape an...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:11:06 PST
Making Simple PVC Flutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Simple-PVC-Flutes/
Making Simple PVC Flutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/LDC5/FPBKZBZF/FCTLDC5FPBKZBZF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/LDC5/FPBKZBZF/FCTLDC5FPBKZBZF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/LDC5/FPBKZBZF/FCTLDC5FPBKZBZF.SMALL.jpg Jnkyrdguy This flute design is a common one on the net, and for good reason. Not only is it simple to build, it's also relatively simple to learn and rewarding to play. It only took a month of on and of playing to be relatively proficient (meaning I could get a clean sound from the first two octaves without d...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:14:36 PST
How to Legally "Download" Music for Free (Mac) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Legally-quotDownloadquot-Music-for-Free/
How to Legally "Download" Music for Free (Mac) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/ZCE4/FQCTM3WB/F4AZCE4FQCTM3WB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/ZCE4/FQCTM3WB/F4AZCE4FQCTM3WB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/ZCE4/FQCTM3WB/F4AZCE4FQCTM3WB.SMALL.jpg scikidus This Instructable is for a Mac. If you're on a PC, click here.Hi there! This Instructable shows you how to "download" any song you want to your computer, absolutely free.From this Instructable, you'll be able to save to your hard drive your favorite music, expanding your music library.Note: this sys...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2009 17:32:21 PST
How to cure car cassette adapter "auto-reverse flip-flop" http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-cure-car-cassette-adapter-quotauto-revers/
How to cure car cassette adapter "auto-reverse flip-flop" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/IVH5/FWKQL2LY/FK3IVH5FWKQL2LY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/IVH5/FWKQL2LY/FK3IVH5FWKQL2LY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/IVH5/FWKQL2LY/FK3IVH5FWKQL2LY.SMALL.jpg blackjimmy For the last few months, while listening to my ipod through the car stereo via cassette adapter, I have been driven to near insanity by what I call "auto-reverse flip-flop". This is where the car stereo thinks it's got to the end of the cassette and tries to auto-reverse your adapter and play the o...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2009 01:59:45 PDT
How To Play The Harmonica http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Play-The-Harmonica/
How To Play The Harmonica - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/SBZ3/GAPV7WVE/F77SBZ3GAPV7WVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/SBZ3/GAPV7WVE/F77SBZ3GAPV7WVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/SBZ3/GAPV7WVE/F77SBZ3GAPV7WVE.SMALL.jpg jessejwk After searching around on instructables, I didn't find any complete harmonica tutorials. There are quite a few good ones around the internet, but I thought there should be an instructable. So. The harmonIca is one of the easiest instruments to play, it sounds really cool, and can be used for a vari...
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Mon, 21 Jun 2010 18:35:36 PDT
Cordless Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Cordless-Headphones/
Cordless Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/0QZK/H9T4QJMG/F5L0QZKH9T4QJMG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/0QZK/H9T4QJMG/F5L0QZKH9T4QJMG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/0QZK/H9T4QJMG/F5L0QZKH9T4QJMG.SMALL.jpg splazem We've all done it, regardless of wether or not we'd like to admit it. I'm talking about dancing in the privacy of your home (and sometimes with good reason), listening to your iPod with your brand new headphones. And while you're dancing, you throw up your arms, instantly disconnecting the headphone...
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Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:25:19 PST
How to use an audio mixer (soundboard) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-an-audio-mixer-soundboard/
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Tue, 19 Jun 2007 18:13:11 PDT
PACMOD MIDI DJ Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/PACMOD-MIDI-DJ-Controller/
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Sat, 24 Nov 2012 11:28:54 PST
Silicone Rubber Tootophone Mouthpiece http://www.instructables.com/id/Silicone-Rubber-Tootophone-Mouthpiece/
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 05:53:28 PST
Electric Eel - Introduction http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Eel-Introduction/
Electric Eel - Introduction - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/IEIU/GQKLPIYB/FDUIEIUGQKLPIYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/IEIU/GQKLPIYB/FDUIEIUGQKLPIYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/IEIU/GQKLPIYB/FDUIEIUGQKLPIYB.SMALL.jpg shifty Below, Arthur is playing the Electric Eel.  It's an electronic music instrument I designed to be like an acoustic instrument..  The things that  slow me down when playing most electronic instruments are having to plug into speakers and find batteries, so this instrument has its speaker and generato...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:04:03 PDT
Cleaning Vinyl Records http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-Vinyl-Records/
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Fri, 15 Feb 2008 13:05:36 PST
Tic Tac Tunes - Now with Tic Tac Beat Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Tic-Tac-Tunes/
Tic Tac Tunes - Now with Tic Tac Beat Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/IUXG/FWMNUMUB/F4FIUXGFWMNUMUB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/IUXG/FWMNUMUB/F4FIUXGFWMNUMUB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/IUXG/FWMNUMUB/F4FIUXGFWMNUMUB.SMALL.jpg AndyGadget Micro-organ and drum-kit in a Tic Tac box This tiny box will give you hours of fun composing your own tunes. You can vary the tune tempo and switch between a pentatonic and blues scale as well as producing a variety of percussion sounds. Load up a different program and it will compose its own pe...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 05:37:12 PDT
Electric Stick Bass http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Stick-Bass/
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Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:21:14 PST
Jumbo Sax Tootophone http://www.instructables.com/id/Jumbo-Sax-Tootophone/
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Wed, 7 Mar 2012 18:28:22 PST
Bring Ruined Records Back to Life http://www.instructables.com/id/Bring-Ruined-Records-Back-to-Life/
Bring Ruined Records Back to Life - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/BIQY/GXUZEQK1/FCGBIQYGXUZEQK1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/BIQY/GXUZEQK1/FCGBIQYGXUZEQK1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/BIQY/GXUZEQK1/FCGBIQYGXUZEQK1.SMALL.jpg bfk If you're an audiofile purist, don't read any further. What follows is not for the faint of heart and beyond anything you've seen before. If you decide to continue, please don't comment about how you think it will ruin records until after you try it. Then, if you still feel my method is flawed, I'd ...
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:39:35 PST
Block and Bar Vinyl Record Cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Incredible-Vinyl-Record-Block-and-Bar-Cleaner/
Block and Bar Vinyl Record Cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/PQOW/GV1HFIR0/FTRPQOWGV1HFIR0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/PQOW/GV1HFIR0/FTRPQOWGV1HFIR0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/PQOW/GV1HFIR0/FTRPQOWGV1HFIR0.SMALL.jpg bfk If you're into vinyl records and you get yours at the same places I do, at flea markets, yard sales and Goodwill, you know how frustrating those "snap, crackle and pops" can be.  Trying to get the decades-old dust and crud that causes those noises out of the grooves can easily turn into an all-day a...
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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 02:24:04 PST
Record player from scratch! http://www.instructables.com/id/Record-player-from-scratch/
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Sat, 5 Nov 2011 16:25:12 PDT