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Flickr member Aud1073cH turned a sweet thrift store find into something even better -

I found this little battery powered amp at a second-hand store, and converted it to a “talker” by replacing the regular speaker with a compression driver (horn driver) that I pulled from a car alarm speaker.
Plug in a guitar or toy keyboard, and have a portable talking instrument.

For a relatively small amount of effort, Talkboxes can deliver a lot of interesting sonic exploration (aka – awes robo-frampton-alien-overlord voices) – Portable Talking Amp

Instr Talkbox
HOW TO – build a talk box

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!