OH NO. My coworker is helping me with my circuit and the lines we had printed are too thin to solder to! I have to have it re-printed.
Diddley bow base and bridges are ready. Awaiting parts from the Guitar Center. Expected final completion: Monday.
I am building a one-string electric bass guitar, better known as a diddley bow, today for my performance.
Here is are my inspiration pieces:
The diddley bow consists of the following elements:
1. A base to build on, I am using a long piece of wood.
2. A string to play, I am using a neon white bass string.
3. A tuning peg, I am using a cool bolt I found in my left-overs box with an electrical box wire cover to hold the string on.
4. A bridge to hold the string up, I am using two bridges made of electrical coupling.
5. A guitar pickup to turn string vibrations into current, these are made of magnets and copper wire. I decided to buy mine to save time, they range in price from $10-$1000. I picked a $17 model from the Guitar Center.
6. A 1/4” female audio output
7. A 250K Ohm Logarithmic (aka Musical) Potentiometer. Musical potentiometers are different from usual circuit potentiometers because they do not increase the voltage at a steady rate, rather the voltage increases logarithmically across the surface of the potentiometer.
8. Bolts to hold things in place.
9. Washers and flanges to make everything look pretty.
10. An amp, you can also play straight into your computer.
11. A stick and a slide for playing the thing.
Additionally, there are some tools you might use:
1. Saw (scroll is best)
3. Counter sinking bits or a router
4. Sander w/ 60, 150, 220 grit papers
5. Stain / Finish
7. Needle nose pliers
Designing the encasement. Time to move into illustrator.
Super 8 projection test.