Introduction: Tips on Making Your Altoid Tin Electric Guitar
So you have seen a few instructables showing off these altoids electrics and you want to make your own, well here are a few tips.
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Step 1: Supplies
Here is a list of the supplies I used
Piezo Radioshack Catalog #: 273-073
1/4" jack Radioshack Catalog #: 274-252
Chocalate Diped Altoids
I picked them up at Target
Washburn Guitar String Pack
I also Picked them up at Target
Make sure to get all the other stuff on the other instructables
Step 2: Mistakes I Made
My eyebolts came with nuts but I didn't get extra ones for the top that made it harder to tighten them.
I tried using paint sticks but they weren't thick enough and didn't get level with the tin so there was space between the strings and neck.
Step 3: Tips
When drilling holes into the tin, get a hammer and screw or nail and tap the spot you will drill to get a cleaner hole.
Use electric tape to put in the Piezo instead of hot glue incase you need to replace/reuse it
Try using pedals, I got to use some of my friends pedals and was able to make lots of interesting and cool sounds.
Make sure to put the bic pen piece on the bottom of the tin, I tried using electrical tape and it kinda worked but I should have added more.
Mark the areas you will drill.