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Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:53 am
by Bant's Bluz
Well, I've got all the cracks glued up and the metal work in as good a shape as it's gonna be. Now for the BIG Question: Would it be wise to put some kind of padding in the old receptacles for the coke bottles to give it a deeper thump? If the answer is yes, I'm open to padding suggestions.

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:26 pm
by s1120
Bant's Bluz wrote:Well, I've got all the cracks glued up and the metal work in as good a shape as it's gonna be. Now for the BIG Question: Would it be wise to put some kind of padding in the old receptacles for the cock bottles to give it a deeper thump? If the answer is yes, I'm open to padding suggestions.


Where is the mic/pickup located? As for padding... I would try it without, and see how it sounds.. you can add padding later if you think/want to try it.

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:10 pm
by Bant's Bluz
I haven't located the mic yet. I was thinking about running it through one of the end openings and move it in about two rows, rather than putting it right in the middle. Again since I don't know my ass from my elbow on this, I'd appreciate any and all suggestions.

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:19 pm
by s1120
LOL!!!! Hey Im with you. :D

I saw some people using a speaker as a mic... I might give that a shot.

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:54 pm
by maxx england
It works, I've done it, and they don't even need to be expensive. There's bound to be a US equivalent of Poundland, here they sell crappy little stereo speakers £1 a pair. Energy in = current out.

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:15 am
by s1120
maxx england wrote:It works, I've done it, and they don't even need to be expensive. There's bound to be a US equivalent of Poundland, here they sell crappy little stereo speakers £1 a pair. Energy in = current out.



Oh with 800 broken kids toys around, and everyone has SOME kinda speeker in it.... I can find something Im sure!!

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:22 pm
by JLHooker
If you want to see some guys that know what to do with a stomp box, check this out on you tube.These two are from France and appeared at the Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival in Bessemer Al yesterday.We couldn't understand their lyrics but they stole the show.They called themselvesBlackeberry and Mr BooHoo
Hooker
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=vOFYKAyjEsU

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:55 am
by Bant's Bluz
JL, the link you posted apparently isn't correct.

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:08 pm
by JLHooker
I made a mistake in posting the youtube link showing the French guys working out on their stomp boxes.I'll try it again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOFYKAyjEsU
Hooker

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:08 pm
by Bant's Bluz
Thanks for the link JL, I only wish I could get my legs to move like that. Been thrown off too many horses and bulls plus other little life incidents that are catching up with me. Those Guys do make a man want to get his feets a dancing!!!!

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 2:16 am
by texas blues
JLHooker wrote:I made a mistake in posting the youtube link showing the French guys working out on their stomp boxes.I'll try it again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOFYKAyjEsU
Hooker


Where the hell did those cats come from? I'm guessin' they opened for Bo Diddley's 2000 World Tour of Mars. Where ever they're from..kick ass!

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:45 pm
by JLHooker
BlackBerry and Mr Boohoo are from France.They can sing some in English but they speak very little.They have been playing in a local blues club,(Gyp's Place) in Bessemer Al for a few weeks.The beat that they put down with their stomp boxes is amazin'.
Hooker

Re: Home Made Porch Board, Opinions Needed

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 1:09 am
by Bant's Bluz
Just an update on my porch board project. Got everything hooked up and apparently the computer mic just didn't have the power to get the job done. I'm heading to Radio Shack tomorrow and see if I can come up with a mic that will work. I'm taking the Frontman with me just to be sure. Sometimes it sucks to be me.