The Jakeyboard!

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The Jakeyboard!

Postby JakeyVimto » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:04 pm

I'm nothing if not quick to jump on the ideas of others, so in the wake of the Maxxboxx, heres the Jakeyboard!

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Indegredients are: a bit of wood (an unused shelf that I found in my flat), a tranducer pickup, four rubber stoppers for feet and some tape!

Checked around the big road for tips on getting a decent sound, ran the board through the eq pedal for my bass and it works!
As a bonus, I've noticed that with my work shoes on, the flat of my foot makes a bass drum sound, while my heel give more of a snare sound.

Thing is, learning in flats, I kinda trained myself not to stamp too hard while I play. Now I have to relearn stomping...

Also my first attempt at posting an image.
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby JakeyVimto » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:19 pm

Arrgh, I should be able to figure this out! I know its been explained a million times on here before, but I cant find those either.

Someone help me out about posting an image. Pity a poor fool?
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby JakeyVimto » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:23 pm

Success!

Its not the most thrilling picture, but i least i got it to go.
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby boogiechillun85 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:44 pm

I like it.
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby mike932 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:42 am

I like it. One of the fanciest bass drum steups I have seen was a bass drum pedal hooked to an old tweed suitcase. The inventor then hooked a pickup to it and plugged it into his PA.
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby ricochet » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:09 pm

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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby mike932 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:30 pm

Hey Ricco, she is really good, and easy on the eyes.
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby ricochet » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:36 pm

No joke!

For those in the L.A. area (not Lower Alabama, the other one), here's a gig announcement I just got from her today:

Howdy Folks~

Sorry I need to make a correction to my last email: The Lonesome Spurs will be broadcasting LIVE on 88.9 FM KXLU and KXLU.com on Cowboy Nick's Twang Show (sorry Cowboy Nick, that was kinda messed up of me!) Here's the skinny:

Sat., August 16th

Ranch Party @ EBs Beer & Wine Bar In The Original Farmers Market

6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, California 90036

8:00 pm Bob Woodruff

9:00 pm (sharp) LONESOME SPURS

Some more good news: Be on the lookout for my debut solo record called "Lynda Kay: Dream My Darling" to be released this Fall 2008...more on that to come!

Hope to see you're sweet smiling face soon!

rockin' regards,

Lynda Kay
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby mike932 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:39 am

Hey Ricco,
Please give me a heads up when her cd is released, I really like the ladies music. I wonder if she is single and likes older guys.
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby ricochet » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:56 am

A couple of years or so ago she married the guy who makes those coffin guitar cases. :cry:
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby JakeyVimto » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:25 am

Rico, I'm sure I've checked out that ladys myspace before, shes properly good. I like the idea of the suitcase drum, might be a future project.

Thanks for the votes of confidence guys, its a simple machine but it has its own rough-edged charm.

D_slide, I ran your qu through the online translator and it gave me 'Do you think of eq pedals?'. Yeah. Yeah, I do occasionally. :)

Were you asking if its a good idea to get one? I'd say, like its been said before on here, if you are going to use pedals, an eq should be near the top of the list of purchases. I have one for my bass and one for guitar. Gives so much control over the sound you want, and can be used as a sneaky boost pedal. Judicious use of an eq pedal has turned the jakeyboard from a tappy sound amplified plank of wood into a much boomier, rounded, bassy thing. So yeah, good things, eq pedals.
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby maxx england » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:32 pm

I'll get pictures of the boxes made to date and at least post a link. Smartest looking one so far is the "Vietnam", recycled white plastic 4 x 2 electrical trunking with one of a pair of poundland speakers doing the mic job, 1 jack, 1 vol at the side. Sounds OK, but lacks the magisterial presence of theMaxxBoxx.

Now for inventing the electric low hat.......
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby JakeyVimto » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:33 pm

Get them boxes sorted out Maxx, next time I see you, we can have a stomp-off!

BTW, thats me officially unable to make Swanage in October. Good news being, that gives me the target of having a good set of tunes worked up, practiced and gigged for March. I'm thinking I want to be out and playing open mics and wee pubs before then, so should be in step for that one.
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby maxx england » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:43 pm

I'm reminded of a Scottish place name here - Achandammit! (just along the road from Auchterbugry and Tahelweit). So that's one less for the bread pudding mines to feed. Fast Eddy from Wittering and his mate are threatening to turn up with banjos, and I'll be defenceless!
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Re: The Jakeyboard!

Postby JakeyVimto » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:49 pm

Do you really think I'd side against Ecclefechan banjo players?

je suis un banjouer...
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