Hi Ted, Wow, thanks for the explanation. I installed the new flashplayer. We'll see if that does it. I don't update stuff. I get used to a system and like sticking with it. Just an old man thing. Maybe i'm in business. I'll let you know. Dave
Hi Ted, my comment box does not have this bar which you show in your note to me. Also, when i try to send a message, it doesn't go. I have to click on your page and write a comment. As an example, this comment box does not have the bar of choices. It's been that way on Nation and Clubhouse. I don't get it, but that's what it is. I get around it, but it's a limiter for me. Thanks for your note. ... Dave
I'm a farmer - in Northern Zimbabwe..one of the last left. I live in total isolation. So I have a small "studio". I collect mbira - antique ones. Amongst other African stuff. Anyway - I came across a tribesman in rags - and he'd worked out a simple piezo to 1/4 inch jack wiring. On his mbira. Said he found the piezo in a watch. Anyway. I bought it from him - plugged it in - and couldn't get anything out of it. The wiring is crude and the jack loose.(inside it). Anyway - my plan is to hook it into the preamp on the Boss VE20 - which I have connected via line into a korg pro kaos. This is midi synced to a traktor Z2 mixer and two F1 Sample Pads.
I don't really DJ in the traditional sense. My joy is making the music on the fly and improvised. As you can imagine. I don't get much time live living out here. So I play live only a few times a year.
My idea is to get an mbira - working well with piezos. Then find the most talented player I can find in the bush here. They are dirt poor and suffering horribly in this dictatorship. I want to find a talent and get him hooked in and playing. and then start to manipulate the sounds he's playing with the equipment and lay down backing beats..
I was thinking of starting with a 3 piezo in parallel - I've seen your wiring for the wiring of two. There are no music shops, or radio shacks as you can imagine our here. So I've been scavenging. I found some piezo from old telephones, a greeting card, one small one from a broken voltage tester. But not sure if what I have is worth using. where to place them etc. Found a jack on an old radio 1/4 inch i can use.
Hi Ted! I am looking forward to making my first CBG. I am in the gathering stages now. Got a good selection of empty wooden cigar boxes to choose from. Searching for a fretted 3 string neck with keys and I'm not sure what type of wood...maple, oak or ? That's where the forum will come in handy.
Have a great CBG day!
Hi Ted, thanks for the birthday cake It looked great, I am working on making alternative musical Instruments for special needs adults. That,s how I got hooked on CBG and I should know how to avoid obsessive compulsive disorder . oops too late. thanks again . rainforest Greg