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Re: Noises through pickups

There used to be toys called "MegaMouths"  They were essentially little 
effects that played back built in samples.  Some of them sampled as well.
Anyway, I use them all the time to put vocal content into my guitar pickups
via inductance.  The problem is they are VERY prone to feedback.  The best
way to do it, is to kill your guitar's output while doing it, and use it 
looping purposes only.  I have a little micro cassette recorder that works
well too.  My girlfriend bought me a pitch shifter halloween toy that I'm
"dying"  to try out! (the quality is surprisingly good!)

Anyway, check out your local toy stores, they're full of bargain musical

Mark Sottilaro

Steve Burnett wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Scott Martin wrote:
> > I've heard in divers places about adding sonic
> > material to loops by playing various things through
> > the pickups of a guitar - vibrators, cordless drills,
> > etc.  My particular interest is in using cassette
> > players; I know that Torn sensei does some of this,
> > and I think others on the list have mentioned it.
> > Anyone care to share experiences, techniques, caveats
> > in this area?
> I have an old comment archived from Stickwire on this, from Stew 
> ----words below are by Stew----
> Hey all you string-instrument players/loopists.  I don't know if anyone
> else is a CAD-jockey, but I stumbled on an interesting effect last night
> by accident while setting up a digitizing tablet and trying to get in
> some Stick practice.  The "puck" on a digitizer has wire windings around
> the bullseye, which connect back to the circuitry to locate the puck on
> the tablet.  Anyway, by accident I lifted the puck from the tablet and
> it got close to my pickups/strings and generated some very interesting
> sounds, sort of a sitar/spring reverb kind of thing, amplitude varied
> by proximity to strings and pickup.  I would guess this is similar to
> the concept the ebow uses?  I didn't have time to explore it fully,
> but if any of you have a digitizer laying around, check it out, it's
> sort of neat!
> ----words below are mine----
> Not having a graphics tablet around, I've never tried this yet. :)
> regards,
> Steve Burnett
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