Thursday, 7 July 2011

Bijoux Stomp Box

Saw this on tinternet and thought can't be that hard. Baccy tin with a fax machine speaker hot-glued to the bottom (the fax machine's unfortunate demise was one Monday morning when it refused to take the paper for the tenth time!!), soldered to a mono jack socket which was drilled and mounted in the side of the tin. Critical part is to stick a heavyish metal disc to the shiny dome thing in the middle of the speaker. this one is about 35mm. I reckon a smaller one would give a higher sound like a tom tom.

Well it works ok, lid down and tap it with foot, sounds a bit like a kick drum. Probably would sound great through a PA . I am going to attach it to a plank so I can boot it properly.


  1. it possible to have a music sample on this site? Would love to hear it in action haahaa..maybe even through a PA I know a couple of sound engineers too if that's any help :-)
    Have you given it a name?

    Good to see things going on in the shed..

  2. Cheers Pascale! I'm going to give it an airing at The Retreat open mike or Supersession in a couple of months, with the old gob iron, after i've had a bit of practice. It needs some anti-slip mat stuck to the underneath as I've been 'dog bowling' it across the floor until it butts up against something solid. Names? I think I'll call it a the Ledbury Tintone