Instructables: exploring - photos - instruments http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:31:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 Telescopic horn http://www.instructables.com/id/Telecopic-horn/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/7UV2/HUNWXW4W/FEY7UV2HUNWXW4W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/7UV2/HUNWXW4W/FEY7UV2HUNWXW4W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/7UV2/HUNWXW4W/FEY7UV2HUNWXW4W.SMALL.jpg madyot very easy and efficiante telecopic horn playable as didgeridoo or alpen horn.... for a horn from 0,15 to around 3 meter long make a roll of plastic shock (thermoformable) thickness: 0,5 mm high 15 to 17 cm lengh: around 10 meters a rubber band Roll it with a inner diameter of 5 cm put the rubber a...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 14:44:32 PDT
Guitaroll - paper roll instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitaroll-paper-roll-instrument/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/ZLXB/HQJZT15D/FBSZLXBHQJZT15D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/ZLXB/HQJZT15D/FBSZLXBHQJZT15D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/ZLXB/HQJZT15D/FBSZLXBHQJZT15D.SMALL.jpg Eldalote Hello! Today I'll show you how to turn a toilet paper roll to an amazing string instrument! We made these with my brother when I was little boy, so it was nice to go back to my childhood memories. It's really easy to make and you'll have a lot of fun. Let's get started! You will need: - paper rol...
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 01:06:50 PST
Rock Ace - 4 strings cigar box guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Rock-Ace-4-strings-cigar-box-guitar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/QAN5/HQDLYY4B/F0EQAN5HQDLYY4B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/QAN5/HQDLYY4B/F0EQAN5HQDLYY4B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/QAN5/HQDLYY4B/F0EQAN5HQDLYY4B.SMALL.jpg Eldalote Hi !  I want to present you my sweet guitar I made as my longterm graduation work at high school.  I first met cigar box guitars at youtube and I just fell in love with that design and sound. Despite of I coudln't find any cigar boxes in my area I used some ordinary wooden box. But in my opinion it'...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:06:45 PST
Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Ukulele-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/PIAR/HQDUR3XA/FQSPIARHQDUR3XA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/PIAR/HQDUR3XA/FQSPIARHQDUR3XA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/PIAR/HQDUR3XA/FQSPIARHQDUR3XA.SMALL.jpg littlebit03 1 get your ukulele 2 put it in your hands3 put your fingers on the chords 4 strum the strings and u will get a beautiful sound
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:03:25 PST
Poor man's nut and bridge string spacing guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-manhttpwwwinstructablescomidedittypephotoss/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/U58Q/HPEG7WKT/FEIU58QHPEG7WKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/U58Q/HPEG7WKT/FEIU58QHPEG7WKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/U58Q/HPEG7WKT/FEIU58QHPEG7WKT.SMALL.jpg titchtheclown A nut and bridge string spacing guage allows you to space strings evenly on a string instrument by showing you where to put the notches and/or holes on the nut and bridge. As I can not justify the joy of the bridge gauge made by Timbuck (AKA Ken) http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?5...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:47:53 PST
Laser Cut Guitar Stand for 3/4 Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Guitar-Stand-for-34-Guitar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/X5CY/HMKLUL6D/FNJX5CYHMKLUL6D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/X5CY/HMKLUL6D/FNJX5CYHMKLUL6D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/X5CY/HMKLUL6D/FNJX5CYHMKLUL6D.SMALL.jpg p3nguin My daughter needed a guitar stand for her 3/4 size guitar. I had some 6mm baltic birch and a laser cutter. Just five pieces and a lot of wooden stars to boot. No glue, no paint. Just comes together with a little pressure. I've attached the DXF files for those interested. It's a metric DXF file. Guit...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 20:37:13 PDT
The Bodhrán - A traditional Irish frame drum made easy http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Bodhrán-A-traditional-Irish-frame-drum-made-ea/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/KE2G/HLH24YTX/F9LKE2GHLH24YTX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/KE2G/HLH24YTX/F9LKE2GHLH24YTX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/KE2G/HLH24YTX/F9LKE2GHLH24YTX.SMALL.jpg keomoechi More about the bodhran: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhr%C3%A1n Here in Singapore, the bodhran is a very 'unknown' instrument to many. But for some reason I stumbled upon it and like how it is being played. Unfortunately, buying one may burn a hole in my wallet. So I decided to make one without...
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 05:59:54 PDT
Fixing a violin shoulder rest with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-a-violin-shoulder-rest-with-Sugru/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/2VB9/HJGE6T41/FJD2VB9HJGE6T41.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/2VB9/HJGE6T41/FJD2VB9HJGE6T41.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/2VB9/HJGE6T41/FJD2VB9HJGE6T41.SMALL.jpg Fermate The rubber straps from the shoulder rest, which should protect the violin surface, dissolved over time. We used a package of Sugru to fix it. A plastic wrap helped that the Sugru does not stick to the wood; the Sugru can then be modelled to perfectly fit to that specific instrument. The pictures sh...
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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 03:57:31 PDT
mini sax decor http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-sax-decor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/ENTE/HJGDN8EO/FKZENTEHJGDN8EO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/ENTE/HJGDN8EO/FKZENTEHJGDN8EO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/ENTE/HJGDN8EO/FKZENTEHJGDN8EO.SMALL.jpg dbrenek fun project for sax player.
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:56:32 PDT
Chairleg guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Chairleg-guitar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/MGUB/HJ1X4KBL/FDEMGUBHJ1X4KBL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/MGUB/HJ1X4KBL/FDEMGUBHJ1X4KBL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/MGUB/HJ1X4KBL/FDEMGUBHJ1X4KBL.SMALL.jpg Bjarke I was bored the other day. So i dicided to make a stringed instrument out of a mahogany chairleg i had lying around I decided to go with eyelet tuners. Heres the first video with fishing line strings: Heres the chairleg with steel strings: Hey, if you like it please vote in the Musical ...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:27:03 PDT
Infinity Bass Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Bass-Drum/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/4DHC/HIAQ88KO/FWM4DHCHIAQ88KO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/4DHC/HIAQ88KO/FWM4DHCHIAQ88KO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/4DHC/HIAQ88KO/FWM4DHCHIAQ88KO.SMALL.jpg miojera This project was inspired by The Infinity Mirror, in order for my artistic presentations, and look very nice on your drum! For this project you will need: - 1x Drumhead REMO Starfire Chrome - 1x 50cm Acrylic cut in the shape of the disc (in the case of my bass drum 18 ") - 1x 1m led strip (in the ...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:49:32 PDT
Altoids Tin Electric Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-Electric-Guitar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/ALJE/HH2W52DW/F6FALJEHH2W52DW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/ALJE/HH2W52DW/F6FALJEHH2W52DW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/ALJE/HH2W52DW/F6FALJEHH2W52DW.SMALL.jpg sbanas This just yet another altoids tin guitar. I built it for about $5.(I already had tuners and strings) -altoids tin $1.50 -wooden dowel $.20 -piezo buzzer $2.50 -screws $.20 -paint stirrers $.50 I basically glued paint stirrers together together for the neck, cut a slot for it in the altoids tin with ...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 13:55:54 PDT
Carbon Fiber Gourd For Berimbau http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-Fiber-Gourd-For-Berimbau/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/HUGP/HFD1FDM2/FAHHUGPHFD1FDM2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/HUGP/HFD1FDM2/FAHHUGPHFD1FDM2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/HUGP/HFD1FDM2/FAHHUGPHFD1FDM2.SMALL.jpg mayala6 This is 100% real carbon fiber. It was hand laid on top of a very dry and smooth gourd. Originally I was going to keep the cracked gourd inside, as this was part of a Brazilian instrument called a berimbau. I then decided to break off the inside gourd through the bottom opening and left the carbon a...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:26:53 PDT
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
Marimba / Xylophone / Coffee table http://www.instructables.com/id/Marimba-Xylophone-Coffee-table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/KLY1/HFD171Q5/FABKLY1HFD171Q5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/KLY1/HFD171Q5/FABKLY1HFD171Q5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/KLY1/HFD171Q5/FABKLY1HFD171Q5.SMALL.jpg garagebum I'm really not good at planning things, i usually just start cutting and building, so i put loads of photos to try explain. Difficulty was quite intense, the bars need to be tuned in using a chromatic tuner, like a guitar tuner, but ABCDEFG. Basically, when you hollow out the middle of the bar, th...
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Fri, 8 Feb 2013 14:45:30 PST
No more guitar spring noise. http://www.instructables.com/id/No-more-guitar-spring-noise/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/COAJ/HAQ30WZM/FONCOAJHAQ30WZM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/COAJ/HAQ30WZM/FONCOAJHAQ30WZM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/COAJ/HAQ30WZM/FONCOAJHAQ30WZM.SMALL.jpg curbowman VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL EN MI BLOG First of all, what is guitar spring noise? Look at this video to find out wether your guitar has it or not. I've just seen this Instructable about guitar spring noise and I think my system works a bit better. With my system (that I totally didn't invent) you can keep...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:29:07 PST
A Japanese Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Japanese-Fan/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/7BZ4/H9G16E9H/FNI7BZ4H9G16E9H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/7BZ4/H9G16E9H/FNI7BZ4H9G16E9H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/7BZ4/H9G16E9H/FNI7BZ4H9G16E9H.SMALL.jpg jessyho862013 i will teach u how to fold a japenese fan ok you need: a square origami paper a rubber band if u all dont like what i did u can also go to this website ok: http://en.origami-club.com//accessories/sensu/sensu/index.html enjoy guys i hope u like this
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:12:57 PST
tin can ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/tin-can-ukulele/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/YYPO/H672T764/FBQYYPOH672T764.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/YYPO/H672T764/FBQYYPOH672T764.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/YYPO/H672T764/FBQYYPOH672T764.SMALL.jpg eliyimbo To make a tin can ukulele all you need is some elastic bands(Different sizes) and a tin can. the you put the rubber and around the tin length way and then keep them in place with either tape or elastic bands.
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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:32:01 PDT
Metronome http://www.instructables.com/id/Metronome-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/CYRB/H5JVXCDK/FZDCYRBH5JVXCDK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/CYRB/H5JVXCDK/FZDCYRBH5JVXCDK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/CYRB/H5JVXCDK/FZDCYRBH5JVXCDK.SMALL.jpg Eddiz you can use this circuit for take the time when you are playing any instruments. *you need: -potentiometer 250k -3 resist. 1k -1 N555 -2 capacitors 22mf /16v -1 speaker 8 ohm -battery 9v -2 diode leds WATCHING THE VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LxGZSC0L4w&feature=youtu.be
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 09:25:52 PDT
Paper Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Ukulele/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/GCZF/H58PJZLJ/FDIGCZFH58PJZLJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/GCZF/H58PJZLJ/FDIGCZFH58PJZLJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/GCZF/H58PJZLJ/FDIGCZFH58PJZLJ.SMALL.jpg ANDY! I promised a friend to make her a ukulele, so I made one for her birthday out of my math homework, guitar tuners, paperclips, glue, aluminum angle, and some scrap wood! I like the mellow but clear sound that the paper produced, it was a bit quiet, but not that much. Great sustain though. If you have...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:18:18 PDT
Upright Bass Made from a Wheelbarrow http://www.instructables.com/id/Upright-Bass-Made-from-a-Wheelbarrow/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/19EF/H1PIT784/FME19EFH1PIT784.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/19EF/H1PIT784/FME19EFH1PIT784.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/19EF/H1PIT784/FME19EFH1PIT784.SMALL.jpg rich745 A few years ago I built an upright bass using a large metal wheelbarrow as the body.  Eventually I will post a more in depth look at the process!
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Thu, 3 May 2012 20:19:26 PDT
Tripod Mounted DIY Electronic Drum Cymbal http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Drum-Cymbal/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/966P/H1JU54H0/FPV966PH1JU54H0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/966P/H1JU54H0/FPV966PH1JU54H0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/966P/H1JU54H0/FPV966PH1JU54H0.SMALL.jpg NatDaGamer After seeing a few Instructables on here, and realizing how much cheaper it would be to make my own rather than buy an extra cymbal for my electronic drum kit, I decided to make one, and am pleased with the result. It's currently mounted on a tripod and acting as a ride cymbal. My kit is the Ion Pro...
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Tue, 1 May 2012 08:22:35 PDT
Altoids guitar 1.2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-guitar-12/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/Y8L5/GZPZJ8RK/FHMY8L5GZPZJ8RK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/Y8L5/GZPZJ8RK/FHMY8L5GZPZJ8RK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/Y8L5/GZPZJ8RK/FHMY8L5GZPZJ8RK.SMALL.jpg FinchbyFinch I worked on it a bit more today. I made a new bridge out of an old nail and Dremel-ed notches into it, works GREAT! i put in the piezo pick up, and i didnt even have to leave the house like i thought i would. i was trying to tune another guitar entirely, when i realized that my tuner wasnt tuning ...
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Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:49:43 PDT
My Altoids Box Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Altoids-Box-Guitar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/BBUP/GZLW9DK8/F1TBBUPGZLW9DK8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/BBUP/GZLW9DK8/F1TBBUPGZLW9DK8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/BBUP/GZLW9DK8/F1TBBUPGZLW9DK8.SMALL.jpg FinchbyFinch I got bored yesterday and decided to make one. It was a blast, and i love the way it sounds. Just a few problems though, the biggest problem is the tuning pegs hit each other, making it impossible to tune accurately, but thats easily solved. I'm just going to grind down the pegs so they wont anymo...
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Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:17:42 PDT
Fit guitar strap end pin buttons and gutar style strap to a Ukelele. http://www.instructables.com/id/Fit-guitar-strap-end-pin-buttons-and-gutar-style-s/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/4HY3/GYP1R0QD/F0B4HY3GYP1R0QD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/4HY3/GYP1R0QD/F0B4HY3GYP1R0QD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/4HY3/GYP1R0QD/F0B4HY3GYP1R0QD.SMALL.jpg Dr Qui This is how I made and fitted acoustic  guitar style straps on 2 of my Ukeleles. After trying out a round the neck style string Ukelele strap but only to find it did nothing but scrape the sound hole and be a constant annoyance as it constantly slipped lower and lower.  I decided to add strap pins...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:06:42 PST
Quick and easy Ukulele stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-easy-Ukulele-stand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/QB8Q/GYN8NXTC/FVYQB8QGYN8NXTC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/QB8Q/GYN8NXTC/FVYQB8QGYN8NXTC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/QB8Q/GYN8NXTC/FVYQB8QGYN8NXTC.SMALL.jpg Tedo This is a simple 3 piece stand to pop your Uke’ on while you pour another beer or sign another adoring fans chest, Its made from 2 identical pieces of 3 or 4 mm MDF hinged with gaffer/duct tape and a 3rd piece that acts a brace and holds them at the the right angle to hold your treasured uke' safely...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 03:46:30 PST
Two minutes ukelele http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-minute-ukelele/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/IZC7/GY4RAKUA/F4BIZC7GY4RAKUA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/IZC7/GY4RAKUA/F4BIZC7GY4RAKUA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/IZC7/GY4RAKUA/F4BIZC7GY4RAKUA.SMALL.jpg mikolynn Hi all! In this my 2nd instructable I want to show how I make a Ukelele for my 3yo son. I call it two minutes ukelele because I build it up in two minutes and my son didn't play more than two minutes with it... ;) It's so easy to build it up, and for that I only post 1 step and some photos. B.O.M.: ...
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Sun, 5 Feb 2012 09:18:25 PST
Cymbal Muzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Cymbal-Muzzle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/SFTW/GXBK86J2/FL3SFTWGXBK86J2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/SFTW/GXBK86J2/FL3SFTWGXBK86J2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/SFTW/GXBK86J2/FL3SFTWGXBK86J2.SMALL.jpg dreamberry Putting a muzzle on a dog lessens it's ability to bark and bite.  A cymbal muzzle does the same thing, only to cymbals.     Cymbal muzzles are rings of 1/8" Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) of various widths. A 3" ring will almost completely deaden a cymbal, but a 1/2" ring turned an obnoxiously overbearing ...
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Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:00:07 PST
DIY Drum and Cymbal Silencers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drum-and-Cymbal-Silencers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/MAT6/GXBNAPJ7/FH0MAT6GXBNAPJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/MAT6/GXBNAPJ7/FH0MAT6GXBNAPJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/MAT6/GXBNAPJ7/FH0MAT6GXBNAPJ7.SMALL.jpg dreamberry Drums are loud. Silencers can turn boom boom paaasshh into click click tick.  If your goal is to eliminate the drumminess of your drum kit, then Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) is your new friend.  From 1/8" MLV, cut discs to fit the heads of your toms, and rings to lay on the cymbals. MLV has an amazing ab...
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Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:53:06 PST
CymBalls for cymbals http://www.instructables.com/id/CymBalls-for-cymbals/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/NNWL/GX5XJV9Z/F6XNNWLGX5XJV9Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/NNWL/GX5XJV9Z/F6XNNWLGX5XJV9Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/NNWL/GX5XJV9Z/F6XNNWLGX5XJV9Z.SMALL.jpg dreamberry CymBalls are an alternative to cymbal felts. Use like a bottom felt to produce a different response than your regular felts.  Drill the hole slightly smaller than the shaft and the CymBall will friction fit and function both as the top felt and as an alternative to the wingnut.  Make your own CymBa...
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Sun, 8 Jan 2012 11:45:52 PST
First Modded SK1 http://www.instructables.com/id/First-Modded-SK1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/KCMD/GX10CI47/FS5KCMDGX10CI47.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/KCMD/GX10CI47/FS5KCMDGX10CI47.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/KCMD/GX10CI47/FS5KCMDGX10CI47.SMALL.jpg pstretz A friend found a Casio SK-1 for $4 or $5 at a garage sale and asked if I'd be interested in modifying/circuit-bending it .  I thought it would be fun and figured why not? The power switch was acting strangely and cutting out.  Once the keyboard was opened I saw it uses a brush system to turn the de...
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Fri, 6 Jan 2012 06:26:21 PST
Battery tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-tester-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/RBQE/GWSJMYQR/FP2RBQEGWSJMYQR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/RBQE/GWSJMYQR/FP2RBQEGWSJMYQR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/RBQE/GWSJMYQR/FP2RBQEGWSJMYQR.SMALL.jpg sooraj619 This instrument can be used to test whether a battery is dead or not =, its is simple to make and consists of few components
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Sat, 31 Dec 2011 17:35:02 PST
Pillow Drums http://www.instructables.com/id/Pillow-Drums/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/MH59/GW2QQ1BQ/FIEMH59GW2QQ1BQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/MH59/GW2QQ1BQ/FIEMH59GW2QQ1BQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/MH59/GW2QQ1BQ/FIEMH59GW2QQ1BQ.SMALL.jpg dreamberry Pillow drums are slightly better than nothing, and nearly free. (for me at least)  You won't bother anybody, that's for sure.  The "snare"  is a taped up phone book. The kick pedal strikes a bit of cereal box and tissue pinned to the couch.  Get the pillows propped up where they go and flump away to...
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:29:45 PST
Phone Book Snare Practice Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Phone-Book-Snare-Practice-Pad/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XGTQ/GW0HRXT7/FQLXGTQGW0HRXT7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XGTQ/GW0HRXT7/FQLXGTQGW0HRXT7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XGTQ/GW0HRXT7/FQLXGTQGW0HRXT7.SMALL.jpg dreamberry Make a snare drum practice pad for free out of a phone book!  I used clear packing tape to tape the phone book shut on all four sides.  Then I made a square "strike zone" out of masking tape. Next I covered the whole thing with more clear tape.  I laid this on the arm of my couch to practice. It ...
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:22:46 PST
How to make a flute easily http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-flute-easily/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/XUXP/GVA8VFZQ/F7SXUXPGVA8VFZQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/XUXP/GVA8VFZQ/F7SXUXPGVA8VFZQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/XUXP/GVA8VFZQ/F7SXUXPGVA8VFZQ.SMALL.jpg CamilleF You want to play music without instruments or any other material ? You are going to like this instructable ! In nature, if a lot of beautiful flowers are edible, one other permits to play music: dandelion. Step 1 : Pick a dandelion and cut off the head. (Your dandelion must be straight cut... ) ...
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:33:31 PST
PVC Clarinet http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Clarinet/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/9A5N/GUBPGB5O/FCM9A5NGUBPGB5O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/9A5N/GUBPGB5O/FCM9A5NGUBPGB5O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCM/9A5N/GUBPGB5O/FCM9A5NGUBPGB5O.SMALL.jpg PhotonPunk This is something I made a couple of years ago. It's basically a piece of pvc with a standard clarinet mouthpiece glued on. The finger holes were measured to make it in-tune. Takes a lot of air pressure, but it sounds rather nice for a piece of pvc (I'm a very amateur clarinet player so forgive the ...
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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:12:48 PST
Soda Can Rainstick http://www.instructables.com/id/Soda-Can-Rainstick/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/58VR/GV0KKIFM/F0H58VRGV0KKIFM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/58VR/GV0KKIFM/F0H58VRGV0KKIFM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/58VR/GV0KKIFM/F0H58VRGV0KKIFM.SMALL.jpg Terimakasi.com 240 cl of Soda and a Rainstick as Bonus ! Today I will explain how I made a Rainstick out of 12 tiny-cute 20cl soda cans. If you want to get a grasp of how it sounds there's a sound sample after this text Bill Of Materials: - 12 small soda cans (20 cl) - 1 black duct tape roll - 1 Fiberglass reinf...
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Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:58:35 PST
Synth-in-a-book http://www.instructables.com/id/Synth-in-a-book/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/5NYG/GV0RTVJS/FHW5NYGGV0RTVJS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/5NYG/GV0RTVJS/FHW5NYGGV0RTVJS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/5NYG/GV0RTVJS/FHW5NYGGV0RTVJS.SMALL.jpg gwydionapdafydd Here’s our custom case for the great little MeeBlip digital synth – I assembled the synth itself a while back, but it needed a case… This 1950s German cookbook was initially just the trial run, but in the end it turned out so well, it’s going to stay like that. MeeBlip itself was a breeze to build,...
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Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:03:22 PST
Ukulele Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Ukulele-Stand-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/GO27/GV04XA3N/F7PGO27GV04XA3N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/GO27/GV04XA3N/F7PGO27GV04XA3N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/GO27/GV04XA3N/F7PGO27GV04XA3N.SMALL.jpg freeza36 I made this out of scrap-wood and a dowel that I had laying around. I was getting tired of having to remove my uke from its case every time I used it, so I made this. It is held together by screws, and the piece that holds the head/neck of the uke is a bend piece of metal. I put duct tape on it for ...
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Tue, 15 Nov 2011 02:56:32 PST
Color your guitar or bass headstock cheap and fast http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-your-guitar-or-bass-headstock-cheap-and-fast/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/D1U3/GUPT2Q41/FY7D1U3GUPT2Q41.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/D1U3/GUPT2Q41/FY7D1U3GUPT2Q41.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/D1U3/GUPT2Q41/FY7D1U3GUPT2Q41.SMALL.jpg boonokian I recently decided my bass would look better with a black headstock. This is my fast, simple, and easily reversible solution. It cost me $1.44 and took me less than 10 minutes start to finish. All you need is: 1) a sheet of self adhesive craft vinyl. Got mine from ebay for $1.44 2) exacto knife....
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Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:19:14 PST
How to use Fast Fret http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-Fast-Fret/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/AXCP/GTXBF6FJ/FOSAXCPGTXBF6FJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/AXCP/GTXBF6FJ/FOSAXCPGTXBF6FJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/AXCP/GTXBF6FJ/FOSAXCPGTXBF6FJ.SMALL.jpg WickeD12 Hey, today im going to show you how to use fast fret. But first: What the HELL is Fast Fret??? Fast Fret is a guitar string product. It makes your strings last longer and makes it easier to play. I recommend FastFret cause your strings will last WAY longer... Equipment: Fast Fret(Music Stores ar...
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Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:32:05 PDT
Home Made Electric Diddley Bo Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Electric-Diddley-Bo-Guitar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/8ZHO/GSUSNTAM/FWG8ZHOGSUSNTAM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/8ZHO/GSUSNTAM/FWG8ZHOGSUSNTAM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/8ZHO/GSUSNTAM/FWG8ZHOGSUSNTAM.SMALL.jpg spacepirate04 Home Made Electric Diddley Bo Guitar for 7 dollars and the guitar base is a bed post its the perfect shape and already looks like a guitar didn't even have to cut it :) fun little project just have to learn to play it lol
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Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:05:23 PDT
Electric violin project http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-violin-projectIm-currently/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/CRDY/GUI4X2DM/F4QCRDYGUI4X2DM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/CRDY/GUI4X2DM/F4QCRDYGUI4X2DM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/CRDY/GUI4X2DM/F4QCRDYGUI4X2DM.SMALL.jpg zigzagchris I'm currently in the process of building my first instrument. I planned off and on for a month and im now just starting the real steps. I plan to post images of my progress and in the end possibly an instructable on it. I'm using Walnut for the body. The design is a original but I will give credit t...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:59:32 PDT
Multi-Switch Foot Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Switch-Foot-Pedal/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/IBM6/GSIFG2BD/F5NIBM6GSIFG2BD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/IBM6/GSIFG2BD/F5NIBM6GSIFG2BD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/IBM6/GSIFG2BD/F5NIBM6GSIFG2BD.SMALL.jpg nsnip There are two basic foot switches used with musical devices.  Latch (latching) switches and momentary switches.  Latching switches "latch" open and closed and are commonly used with guitar amplifiers to activate distortion or other effects.  Momentary switches are either always ON or always OFF, w...
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Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:22:37 PDT
Ukulele Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Ukulele-Stand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/MK1Q/GSGYIHMI/FZGMK1QGSGYIHMI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/MK1Q/GSGYIHMI/FZGMK1QGSGYIHMI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/MK1Q/GSGYIHMI/FZGMK1QGSGYIHMI.SMALL.jpg bkjkhker This is a ukulele stand that I built in woodshop last year. It's pretty simple but it looks great and works very well. I didn't take any pictures while I was building it, so I can only show you the finished product but it's simple enough that you should be able to get the general gist of it ;)
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Mon, 12 Sep 2011 13:00:10 PDT
Pigeon Fiddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Pigeon-Fiddle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/3RPE/GS3BD4RQ/FLB3RPEGS3BD4RQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/3RPE/GS3BD4RQ/FLB3RPEGS3BD4RQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/3RPE/GS3BD4RQ/FLB3RPEGS3BD4RQ.SMALL.jpg jesse.hensel The back, sides and neck of the pigeon fiddle are all carved from a single birch burl. The top is carved out of sitka spruce.
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 09:47:50 PDT
African Kalimba (Thumb Piano) http://www.instructables.com/id/African-Kalimba-Thumb-Piano/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/E9FL/GS045ZL3/FSLE9FLGS045ZL3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/E9FL/GS045ZL3/FSLE9FLGS045ZL3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/E9FL/GS045ZL3/FSLE9FLGS045ZL3.SMALL.jpg froggy2u Each note of a kalimba, mbira, kaffir piano etc. is a separate idiophone, and in orchestral terms, the instrument as a whole belongs in the bar percussion family (specifically: lamellophones). Furthermore, the thumbs are not exclusively used, as some instruments are played with the thumbs and other ...
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Thu, 1 Sep 2011 18:54:24 PDT
Brass horn repair with ice http://www.instructables.com/id/Brass-horn-repair-with-ice/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/V5ZX/GRTHQ3NH/FFMV5ZXGRTHQ3NH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/V5ZX/GRTHQ3NH/FFMV5ZXGRTHQ3NH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/V5ZX/GRTHQ3NH/FFMV5ZXGRTHQ3NH.SMALL.jpg swander Use the power of ice to remove dents in a horn. If you live in a cold climate, you know frozen pipes bursts. That is because water expands about 9% when it freezes. You can use that property to pop out dents and expand crushed tubing in brass instruments with a little luck. I had a crushed leadpipe...
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Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:15:55 PDT
PVinnCeridoo: "snake-like" folded PVC Djinngeridoo http://www.instructables.com/id/PVinnCeridoo-snake-like-folded-PVC-Djinngeridoo/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/WWU5/GRTHPASL/FT9WWU5GRTHPASL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/WWU5/GRTHPASL/FT9WWU5GRTHPASL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/WWU5/GRTHPASL/FT9WWU5GRTHPASL.SMALL.jpg Terimakasi.com Hello DIYers, Today I'll show you I how built a "snake-like" PVC Djinngeridoo Note: Just added a sample sound today (14 sept 11), my teacher and famous player            "Raphaël Didjaman" was kind enough to try this "toy" instrument and allow me            to record him while playing.            ...
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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 16:22:57 PDT
Mini EVH Frankenstrat Guitar! http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-EVH-Frankenstrat-Guitar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/JAXU/GQ226Q85/FLYJAXUGQ226Q85.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/JAXU/GQ226Q85/FLYJAXUGQ226Q85.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/JAXU/GQ226Q85/FLYJAXUGQ226Q85.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos This project started out when my friend gave me his old kiddie guitar because he didn't have the time or desire to fix it.  As soon as I got it, I disassembled it completely, then sanded off the original red color and went to work painting it in true Eddie Van Halen fashion.  With some patience and ...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:15:42 PDT