Lute

Lute, “work on ud”

It has nylon strings, the length scale is 559 mm (heavy gauge, for example on classic guitar). You can play any chord on this instrument, unlike on a traditional ud.

Shell

Shell

See the video below: here’s a demo of several small percussions made in the workshop : claves, shells, spoons…

Musical arc

Musical arc, modified berimbau

Musical arc, modified berimbau, or: single string guitar, or string drum! Single string instrument to pluck, strum or hit (see the different videos), with or without piezo mic. All the guitar strings can be played for each chord in every pitches.

See the 3 videos below… In the second one, the playing is made with a slide… In the 3rd one, it’s a “fingerstyle” playing (string drum!)

Spoon

Spoon

See the video below: here’s a demo of several small percussions made in the workshop : claves, shells, spoons…

Clave

Clave

See the video below: here’s a demo of several small percussions made in the workshop: claves, shells, spoons…

Finger clave

Finger Clave

The first model of finger clave was like a balloon making that noise: boom boom chaka… As for the second model, it was kind of a surfboard sounding like boom boom chaka…

One mic, three different sounds: thousands potential rhythms!

Josefa

Josefa

Plank to hit

“Plank to hit”

Stompbox

Stompbox

The stompbox is a foot percussion that is most enjoyable for musicians like John Butler, Jeff Lang or Tommy Emmanuel.

It’s all made of solid wood (firs wood and American walnut-tree wood), the instrument got 1 or 2 piezo sensors (heal and toeing) to get a better reading of the frequencies. The signal can get through a pre-amp (most amps are fitted with a pre-amp) or in a compressor… or anyway in all the effects you wish!

Contrestomp

Contrestomp… “double stomp” !

Following directly my musical bows, here’s the contrestomp: the combination of the stompbox and an electro acoustic washtub bass… The contrestomp is fitted with 3 passive piezo mics (string, neck and heel of the neck), a 6.5 jack and a broom handle. Stomp and tailpiece made of walnut wood, heel made of firs, nylon string 3 mm. It can be played with a drumstick or in pidz…