Igloo Guitar Talk Box Instructions

Introduction: Igloo Guitar Talk Box Instructions

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Here are the instructions to making a guitar talk box out of a battery powered amp and an igloo cooler.

You need the following

1 small guitar amp
1 small cooler
1 Rubber Tubing
 Foam rubber
Guitar or keyboard, a Guitar cord, amp and Mic

Step 1: Connect Tube

Drill a whole in the front of the cooler for the rubber tube.

Step 2: Connect Cables

Drill a whole in the side of the cooler for the power and guitar cables.

Step 3: Insert the Amp

Push plastic tube through so that it touches the speaker grill on the amp.

Step 4: Hook Up the Amp

Place the amp in the center of the cooler and plug in the guitar cable and power.

Step 5: Add the Sound Insalation

Add stuffing all around the amp.

Step 6: More Sound Proofing

Try to find thick sound proof foam. This one a memory foam pillow.

Step 7: All Done Now Play

Close up the cooler and plug in your guitar.

Step 8: The Mic and the Talk Tube.

Hook up a mic and put this tube in your mouth. Open and close your mouth to make the different sounds.
Check out this video to see it in action.

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    5 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I figured it out, i built one myself, and so basically, ur guitar is plugged into a small amp, which is in a soundproof area, so it doesnt ruin the effect, then the sound from that amp travels down a tube into your mouth, and the mic is picking up that sound and sending it to an amp, which is the real amplifier. so your mouth lets out the sound to the mic, but you can control the wah with the shape of your mouth.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    The mic is plugged into my normal guitar amp and a vocal processor.

    The instructions ato make this are above but the way it works is really quiten simple.

    There is a little guitar amp in the cooler and it is in there to keep the sound contained. The sound comes through the tube up to your mouth. You then use a microphone to capture the guitar sound coming out of your mouth.

    To make words move your lips like you are saying a word and you are done. The guitar is talking.

    If you have an iphone or ipod touch You can kind of simulate this with a great app called Talk Box.

    I hope this helps.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    perhaps a little explanation of how it work and what is happening would be nice :)