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Recycled Instruments: Diddley Bow

Continued from here.   Diddley Bow   If you happen to have some spare parts, such an electric guitar pickup and an amp, you can forget about your instrument needing acoustic properties.   Jack White shows how a...

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Recycled Instruments: Gas Can Guitar

Continued from here.   Gas Can Guitar   If the twenty or so bucks it might cost to put together, here’s another route.  This one goes back to using a gasoline can, but the can is kept fully in tact (well, maybe...

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Recycled Instruments: Cigarbox Guitar

Continued from here.   Cigarbox Guitar   In the American South, slaves (and former slaves after emancipation), soldiers, and poorer rural citizens would construct instruments that resembled their most expensive...

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Recycled Instruments: Kalimba

Continued from here.   Kalimba   www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3kEEyLKUvw   Take, for example, the humble kalimba or thumb piano.  On this recycled version of the instrument, the lid from a small tin box is used...

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Recycled Instruments: Steel Drums

Continued from here.   Steel Drums   Steel drums are constructed from discarded 55 gallon oil drums that are relatively thick (more an 1/4”) and heavy compared to the 1 gallon gasoline can that can used to form a...

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    Acoustic® Amplifiers’ new Classic Series bass combo amplifiers deliver amazing performance and tone in a compact design that pays homage to tried-and-true Acoustic amps from decades past. The Classic Series debuts with three feature-packed amps: the B25C, B50C, and B100C bass combo amps. A great choice for the bass player who needs enough power for […]
  • Gator Goes Extra Large with the Frameworks Microphone Accessory Tray
    Every musician needs an easy to reach place for their stuff. The Gator Frameworks Line now offers an extra-large solution with the addition of theGFW-MICACCTRAYXL. This convenient tray can attach to most microphone stands, music stands and drum hardware up to 1.38” (35 mm) in diameter. The large 14” x 9” surface is perfect for […]
  • Festival Brings The World To Oregon
    Riverfront Park was the location of the 21st Salem (Oregon) World Beat Festival where visitors were able to experience the music, dance, food, and traditions of over 70 nations. Ten stages showcased everything from West African culture and dance workshops to Native American powwow and Irish dancers. On the main stage, attendees were treated to […]
  • VUE Proudly Powers San Francisco Pride Celebration
    Held over the weekend of June 23rd and 24th, 2018, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Rally featured 20 live-music and performance stages celebrating the energy and diversity of the LGBTQ community. Sound Image San Francisco handled production for 11 of the 20 total event stages and deployed their entire VUE arsenal for 7 of […]
  • Group One Ltd Names Kyle McMahon Training and Support Associate
    Kyle was really the dream candidate for this position.   FARMINGDALE, New York — Group One Limited, the Long Island-based US distributor for a number of top pro audio and lighting manufacturers, has named Kyle McMahon as its new training and support associate for DiGiCo, as well as the KLANG:technologies, XTA and MC2 brands. Group […]

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