From the MAKE Flickr pool – Member Ncgoth mounted a piezo contact mic on a bow used for upright bass. The results are delicate and detailed. -Link
“Bowlistening” sample -Link

Musical instruments are great candidates for modding. Adding functionality and novelty to a tool used specifically for personal expression is n excellent way revitalize creativity. Have you modified an old guitar/drumkit/bassoon/etc. in an unusual way that changes its sound or interface? Share your pics on the Make Flickr pool.

Build the Cigar Box Guitar with Piezo Pickup – Link

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!