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Anyone heard of a foot tapping box
Old 15th April 2003
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Anyone heard of a foot tapping box

IM not sure if it's called like that but anyway I’m looking for one, or for how to build one.

A singersongwriter I have to record next month asked me if have a box like that, I don’t.
He told me he saw Chris Whitley using one in Amsterdam a while ago and he would love to use one on a couple songs.
His explanation was that it's a simple wooden box with a mike in that gives a particular bass sounding dimension to the performance when tapping along on it.
So I was wondering if it’s possible to make this by myself & what materials to use, or where to find it so i can let him buy one, I'm not sure if the local music shop sell it ?
Also what pre & mike to use for?

Any help would be useful thanks
Old 15th April 2003
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Could it be one of these?

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I think Whitley has used one of these before...but I could be mistaken. Even so, it might work for your situation.

-Moze
Old 15th April 2003
  #3
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stomp box

Your lucky day!!!

I'm a blues guitarist. Go here for lots of info: http://www.guitarseminars.com/ubb/Fo...ML/002220.html

and here and do a search for stomp boxes: http://www.bigroadblues.com/cgi/dcforum/dcboard.cgi

Something as simple as a wooden fruit/milk box or drawer turned upside down will do the job.

Good Luck!
Old 15th April 2003
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I saw John Hiatt in concert playing a solo acoustic show about a year ago with one of these things.For the first few songs I kept turning to my wife asking "where's the bass coming from" I thought it must prerecorded or someone off stage.I then realized he was triggering the bass with his foot.Hiss setup from faraway looked kinda like a kick pedal...
Sounded great kinda like a cross between a kick and bass.He had obviously spent some time praticing but it really filled out the sound.
Old 15th April 2003
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thank you everyone, thats it.
Its really my lucky day!!!


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Porch Board

http://www.guitarseminars.com/ubb/F...TML/002220.html

http://www.bigroadblues.com/cgi/dcforum/dcboard.cgi

The links are very interesting , they went straight to my favorits
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