Subcontrabass Guitar - to build or not to build?

Hey all you musicians, and especially guitar players! I am currently planning the next version of my Prism Laser Guitar (vote for me if you like it!) and I need some opinions.The next version will hopefully sound very much like a real guitar, not a synthesizer. It will also be capable of playing chords among other tricks the first version couldn't do. However, due to physical and monetary restraints, it will have to be a 4-string bass guitar of some sort. That's fine with me - I love bass!So here's the idea: Unhindered by the physical limitations of a vibrating string, I am free to tune the bass as low as I want. I'm thinking of giving it a C#, F#, B, E tuning, with a bottom note of 17.5Hz. That's lower than pretty much any bass you can get, opening up a whole playground of super bass notes to drive neighbours up the wall. ;)Is that something people would be interested in? Or should I stick to a standard bass tuning range?

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Something to build?

Hey knexers ANYTHING KNEX  APART FROM CARS But not too many pieces This includes machines, BM, guns, contraptions I don't really see the point in knex cars, you just push them along Only tell me if its like a REALLY cool car Please spread! Thanks mm8

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SRV3 Build

Do any of you guys have built the srv3 by now? Because im trying to build it and its hard because theirs no actual  instructions for the gun, if anybody that has one can maybe have a ibles on it? 

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building a guitar

I am trying to build a guitar body, and i dont know if laminating the wood for it would work, or just a solid piece. also, what type wood should should i use? and how should i drill the cavities? and how should i mount the pickups?? what type paint should i use? should i use primer? what type of primer? 

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Building A Table

So I want to build me a table for my patio. I found one that I really like, but I have some questions about it. The table is in the pictures below. Its legs are made of hard-fired terra-cotta, its a chimney flue. I was wondering if the table top would be sturdy enough on it. Like if someone was leaning on one end of it would thje other end raise up. Does any one have any suggestion for a nice table similar to this one, or something else I could use for the legs?

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Snowman Building!

As most of you probably know, we have been having alot of snow this last week in the UK. We have been saving up our snow in the back garden as we both work, and normally get home after the sun has set. Today being a weekend meant that we could make good use of all that snow! The snowman is called pepper, as we use pepper to do his mouth and eyebrows. (take note of his cool icicle hair, we were going to call him spike, but we already named our christmas tree that) gmjhowe + Rainbow_Han

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Building a fence

I am going to construct a fence between my garage and my house. 20 ft or so long, To keep my too small dogs contained. Here in lies the rub, I have already built one fence. it's still up and working fine, however in the construction I discovered how dense the crete is, ramset doesn't work, drilling? I would never get deep enough. So I have decided to use cement piers and 4x4 posts and sit the fence right on the concrete, with enough weight I am praying the fence will not move much, I only need to contain two 5# dogs its mostly ornamental. If anyone has attempted anything along these lines, please contact me with your triumphs and failures, or any advice you may have thanks!

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Fancy stereo build?

Hi everyone, So I recently purchased a new house and it has these built-in speakers in every room. Thing is that I dont have a fancy stereo or something to hook it up to, so I wanted to build something myself. I wanted to build a device that could be controlled through an old smartphone I have laying around, via bluetooth. On which I can then select songs on Spotify or radio etc. And it should also allow me to switch between which speakers I want to use. (Each one has a separate cable) Does anybody have any ideas on how to do this? Or is there maybe something on the market matching my descripion that I can buy? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Kind regards.

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Knex building ideas

Hey guys i want to build something big out of knex no guns cause theyre not big but anyway i need help coming up with ideas so go ahead and comment any ideas. thanks!

Topic by KnEx FrEaK 1 


Building Request #1

I need cool space ship model. To submit yours, you need to: 1.Build your model. 2.Take a picture of your model. 3.Submit your picture as a comment with your name and the name of the ship . 4.Monitor your comment to see if it's selected as the best model so far! I'm hoping to get some cool pictures!

Topic by krujh2 


Building Airpowered Bazooka

I am wondering if i use a sprinkler solenoid valve what kind of power i will need to operate it as in batteries

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pvc pipe building

Check this site out: http://flexpvc.com/projects.shtml After seeing the pvc stepladder project (one of many projects on this page), I'm temped to make some pvc scaffolding for low height applications.

Topic by mikemckay 


Building a tall bed

Hi Instructables Community! I need to build a bed with about 2 feet of storage underneath it so I can put my things in boxes and sublet my room!  I am attempting to do this on the cheap, but also want the bed to be sturdy enough to jump on!  My idea is to have four 6x6 bedposts and construct the frame out of 2x6s with a 2x4 running lengthwise and also one running across on the bottom for added support.  And possibly brackets to help reinforce the legs.  I don't have a box spring and am not sure whether use plywood sheets or fence boards for the platform.  Any thoughts on this plan?  Does it sound sturdy?  Also, I am trying to find a way to transport lumber from the building supply store I will buy it from to my house.  If you live in SF and have a truck, I will pay you and make you lunch if you help me out!   Let me know!

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Knex build challenge!

Build a knex gun that doesnt require any green rods and is a true trigger.... Are you up to the challenge? 1st place - A preview of some of my knex guns and knowing that you got first place 2nd place - Knowing that you got second place 3rd place - Knowing that you got third place Note: preview may be delayed because of my cameras that have been shot and destroyed by my knex guns..... Due to terrible accidents so preview will be delayed for a very.... very LONG TIME Im gonna get a camera that wont break hopefully and takes beautiful pictures ;D! Hopefully one of my knex guns or oodalumps cannon modded by me doesnt misfire when i drop it again.... That WOULD SUCK! I cant take new pictures of the modded spider massacre v 3.0 cause of the description above so... look at drummerians crossbow... ish ... ? sorta not really I made two so i decided to turn it into a sniper ish thing? o well its an old picture if i remember correctly... Good luck building a knex gun without using and green rods...

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Arcade Cabinet Building

Ok, I've looked around everywhere, but nowhere I found gave me enough information, so I'm going to try on the forums. I am planning on making a Custom Arcade Machine, and I need some help. I know that you need MAME and what not, but I'll tell you what I have and what I want it to turn out as. I have: 5-7 old pcs sitting around, all are windows, and they all meet min arcade requirements. 3-4 monitors sitting around a plentiful supply of plywood, scrap metal, and welding tools for the cabinet. internet As for the cabinet, I want to be able to play most arcade games, and this is my hopeful specs. Upright cabinet every button you can imagine, my plan is for the front of the table having a joystick and 6-8 buttons on each side with a trackball in between them, when a game is selected that needs a steering wheel, a servo moves a mechanism out of the way to allow you to pull up a yoke, with more servos to lock it in certain ways( like lock the y axis in a racing game, but full movement in a flight game), and lastly have some pedals at the bottom. so I am basically going for an ultimate cabinet, and possibly ebay some to cover my costs. I also have some experience in computers and electronics almost forgot, I also plan to put in a coin slot, in case others want that, and to keep my brothers from being on it all day. :D

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building an antiquated house ?Cost?

New bldg materials outgas.  Old bldgs may have mold, outdated wiring, etc. What would it cost to build old school, but with some of the newer tech?  Get the best of both worlds. Perhaps build smaller than the McMansions typical of todays builders.

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply


what should i build

I do not know what to build. people in the knexing community please help me plz:-)

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question on building a computer desk?

Hey, i'm gonna be building a simple desk for my computer. and i was just wondering if anyone knows what kind of legs i should use for it? also how should i attach the legs to it? bracket, nails, ect. its just gonna be 3/4"x 27"x50" piece of plywood. then i'm gonna make a monitor stand, and a keyboard tray. thanks

Topic by HTF   |  last reply


make something using nothing but things found at the dollar store Answered

 Making something using only things that can be bought in a dollar store. Is anyone up to the challenge?

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knex

How much knex should I buy and be set. I usally dont use knex but after coming here for a while I figured i need to buy them. Im talking money worth.

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What should I build?

At the moment, I don't have many good and innovative ideas to put into a K'nex gun. Can you give me some concepts and ideas of what I should build? Please don't give suggestions about making models of real guns. Also, if possible, please try to include a sketch of your concept.

Topic by ~KnexBuild~   |  last reply


Should I build the BR36?? Answered

Should I build the BR36?? Which is better the BR18 or BR36?? I can build it but should I take the time and pieces?? I just don't want to waste my time and pieces. If I do build what kind of mods should I use??Thanks, and I will give out best answer.Killer~SafeCracker

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Building a Platform Bed in an Apartment?

I just moved to a new state/city after graduating college and moved out here with just what I could fit in my car. So i had to buy a few essentials after I got out here mostly a bed, but I didnt want to spend a ton of money  so I just bought a mattress I saw some posts about building a platform bed but I still have some problems doing this I need to be able to build it in my apartment, which has plenty of room because I have no furnitire And I also need to be able to transport it in my car. I can transport long boards by putting down the back seats and opening up the trunk but I wont be able to transport much else. Any ideas???

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Next knex gun to build? Answered

I dont know what i should build next. I have already built the knexsayer and the TR and need a suggestion for the next best gun to build? P.S. I can build almost any gun on this site so don't think about the amount of pieces that it uses.

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WHAT SHOULD I BUILD

Im looking for some ideas for a knex gun to build. Sooooooo...if you have any guns you have been looking for in the form of knex post a comment. on what it is...please no fake guns...BO2 guns are the most fake guns ill build

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what should I build???????????????????????????????????

I need to know what type of knex gun to make... FAST!!!!!!!!!!

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build a Juego Rana Sapo?

I need material list and instructions how to build a Juego Rana Sapo. It is a Spanish game also popular in Bogata

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Help with building a motorized floor?

Hello, I'm in the process of designing a workshop for our backyard. Due to building restrictions imposed by the city I will be limited on how big the finished building will be. I'd like to know if anyone has some information on what it would take to build a motorized expandable storage building? Basically I'd like the walls and floor to move out so there would be space inside while to work in. I would then be able to pass inspection but make the unit bigger inside so I could actually have some floor space to walk into it. Thanks, Joe

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Build Party, 3/7/08

Projects from march seventh, 2008. The MIT Electronic Research Society does it again! Michael chops his bike! Amy makes a passive-dynamic walker! Two fluid dynamics grad students in a homemade-boat competition! Welding! The new lathe tools in action!

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Is Katarukito's Dragunov worth building? Answered

I like the way the gun looks and everything but is it work the time. Power?

Question by loyamann123   |  last reply


Need suggestions on what to build

All my projects have failed, except for the folding stock. if you want to see that, tell me. What should I build? Guns only, please suggest something. Ill collab with you if you want. 

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WHAT SHOULD I BUILD? Answered

I am looking for something innovative to build out of knex, and a new type of weapon. I have already made the NAR, and I am bored. please make sure it does not have a high piece count.

Question by ~Aeronous~   |  last reply


how would you build it? Answered

How would you make a base and basket in front of the armfor an armatron  robot arm out of knex

Question by knexinventer   |  last reply


Is it hard to build a gamecube portable?

Me and my friend  want to make a GameCube portable. We would like to know the things we would need to know to build this. Whats the level of difficulty? How much money would we need to spend? Please give us all the details you can. Thanks. 

Question by PortableMaker   |  last reply


Building a round pen (for horses)

Has anyone built one? I'd love to see an instructable showing the easiest, cheapest (yet safe and sturdy) way to get this done.

Topic by Treelan   |  last reply


A knex car to build, anyone? Answered

I want an idea on what car I should build, can anyone give me a decent idea? Im open to almost any idea...

Question by beanieostrich   |  last reply


building headphones need tips

Hello , I'm not very smart (better then some people are tho) so I need some advice  I'm building some headphones out of Lego , I have them all set up ( as in; Lego structure, speakers ready , head band , i have the wires)  what can I use to insulate them to bloke out sound also what should I use to make the padding so they can go on my ears also to remove all outside sound , is there any good ways to increase bass or just anything to make them better.

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Airplane gaming cockpit build? Answered

Is there any possible way to make a gaming cockpit that would look a little like the inside of one and function of of a joystick and some soft ware, would there have to be a separate monitor for it, and have rudder pedals that work. Im limited to certain materials but i can buy some. It doesn't have to tilt or anything. dont tell me im stupid just a kid with a dream.

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OK that's it. What do you want me to build?

I'm getting a knex bucket from my friend cheap tomarrow (or maybe today if the forum shows up late like always...) and so I'll have enough pieces to fufil most requests. I still have my "will replicate any gun" thread going so check that out if you want me to make a certain gun. I just really need to build something. I'm also itching for making some new innovative design so I need ideas. Tell me exactly what kind of gun you want (shotgun, sniper, sidearm?) and I'll see what I can do. I also want to get more videos up on youtube. (masterofthelines -check me out later on this summer to see what I'm up to. Hey maybe you'll eventually meet who I am under "TheDunkis") So yeah tell me any details but for the love of god IF IT INCLUDES ANYTHING ABOUT FULL AUTO I'M JUST GOING TO FLAT OUT IGNORE YOUR POST AND POSIBLY YOU FOR THE REST OF MY TOPIC. OK just had to get that out of the way. And I doubt I'll think of any new semi auto ideas but feel free to mention any other ideas you think might be possible. Oh yeah tell me does anyone right now feel interested in another M4 that both looks good and has a good working magazine and rail system? I made one before but ran out of pieces so I might rebuild it again. I found out most guns here can either look good and not be the best or they can work awesomely...and not look the best. I know most of my guns aren't the greatest quality and that's why I'm trying to improve and at least mine worked for the most part. ~TheDunkis~

Topic by TheDunkis   |  last reply


Knex

What Knex things do you want me to build ??

Topic by knex gun and grenade maker   |  last reply


What are the dimensions of a Les Paul neck pocket?

I am building a guitar and I need to know what the dimensions for the neck pocket should be. I will be using a Les Paul style neck from Warmoth, 24 3/4" scale. While your at it, could you tell me the dimensions for an EDS-1275 neck pocket?

Topic by VoodooWitchDr.   |  last reply


KNEX FERRIS WHEEL - PLEASE BUILD FOR ME

Hi.  I recently purchased the Knex Ferris Wheel (6 ft. version).  Not sure what I was thinking but it's way beyond my aptitude to put together.  I would like to hire and pay someone to build it for me.  I live in LA and Palm Springs but could bring it anywhere in So Cal.  My email is mross10@gmail.com.  Thanks a lot. Michael

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How Do You add the Whammy Bar?

How does it connect to the body

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Where can I find a sear system knex gun?

Can someone direct me to a reliable, powerful, clean sear system gun?

Topic by Torpe   |  last reply


what roller coaster should i biuld out of micro knex ? Answered

or what elements should a custom one have?? i dont have many pieces but i have at least 5

Question by dltrene   |  last reply


How do I learn to play the sit tar?

Hi i heard some music by this old gropu called the beatles and some of the songs had a sit tar in it.  How can I make one and learn to play it as fast as possible?

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Which gun should I build? Answered

I want to build the best pistol/sidearm on 'ibles range/power wise but I dont want to build spiff-every time I tried to build it it doesnt work. I also hate beast pistol. Whats the next best pistol/sidearm? Please dont go on about how this should be a forum.

Question by Torpe   |  last reply


Which pistol should i build? Answered

I have a oodammo pistol that i have built. It seems to be great. I want to know what oodammo pistol I should build so i can compare it and see if it is up to par (equal).

Question by 182515   |  last reply


Low cost house building ideas?

Hi Forum. My wife and I have just purchased a piece of land. It was a stretch but the plan is to check out of the rat race once and for all. What we are looking for is ideas, plans, resources, links etc for a DIY home that won't require a mortgage from hell. Any and all ideas greatly appreciated. Also interested in looking at prefab as an option. Thanks. Thoughtfission.

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