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Creme DeMentia shares info on modding the familiar toy piano –

Like many of you who are reading this, I spend a lot of time in thrift stores. I have come across some older toy pianos in my thrift store adventures. Toy pianos are actually pretty serious and widely used musical instruments. They have a very distinct sound and you’ll be surprised how often you will hear them used once you recognize their timbre. They are also somewhat valuable and sought after instruments, believe it or not.

A piezo contact mic + jack provide a signal fit for effects/amplifying. After re-alligning the instrument’s tines, he also added a handle so the back panel could be removed and played like a thumb piano – get the deets over at GetLoFi.