Dual piezos in the bells on either side of the bridge (the end of an old U-type fluorescent tube). Flat p'up in front of the bridge. Blend/balance pot brings them together. The small copper tubing carries the ground for the circuitry - making sure the strings are grounded.
Walnut neck, maple fretboard, lots of stuff I had in the bottoms of tool boxes.
Thats rad, mad and bad! Youve outdone agian. A work of art.
(Fingerpickin only though, I might be afraid to strum into a gear or two...)
Maniacal music, mechanical sights
Circus of the mad, this blues device!
That is just too friggen cool........
Perfect choice for the Upmann box. I love the look. What's it sound like with the bells capturing the vibe? Jingly jangly? Can you fit an alarm clock circuit into it so it gets double-purposed?
It sounds pretty nice - metallic, but not jangly. The two piezos inside the bells are embedded in a little epoxy to calm them down a little, and the blend pot lets you fade them out in favor of the single coil if you want/need.
I thought about trying to use the big spring of the alarm clock as a reverb driver, but decided against it (I'm lazy). As it is, the alarm clock still works, but you'd have to spend a bit of effort to open the box to wind it up.
I really should add a small LED alarm clock display to it somewhere, tho....