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Discussion in 'DIY Effects Forum' started by cappei, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. cappei

    cappei Strat-O-Master

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    So im starting this tribute band to bon jovi, the thing I would need is a talkbox.

    Saw this vid



    it looked awesome.

    I also find this pics

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    https://imgur.com/gallery/6rn46


    So I can make a talkbox without the horndriver?

    And when it's done, If I do it like the guys in this posts, how does it work? would I need a A/B like this

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148356&icep_item=253182837676


    to make it work? so each time I push the switch the main amp would stop playing and i would be gettin' the sound from the amp speaker through the hose, into my mouth, to the mic?


    Im kinda' lost here, I would love to hear your insights in this
     
  2. lastRebel

    lastRebel Strat-Talk Member

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    The box should true bypass the effects loop or output signal on your amp, so it's always playing what your amp is processing as long as the switch is on. You'll probably need to preamp the signal if it's using the effects loop (for bon Jovi I'd probably try a joyo American dream pedal as the preamp). That way you'll have a boosted signal with a level control. Just my $.02
     
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    lastRebel Strat-Talk Member

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    Apologies, I just saw that you weren't trying to build a pedal.
     
  4. Jigawatt

    Jigawatt Strat-Talker

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    Yes it cuts the output to the amp. Although the Rocktron banshee II has the option to run both at the same time I believe.
    And yeah the sound comes out the tube, manipulated by your mouth.
    I love the talk box. I have a banshee. Just wish it didn’t make me gag and dribble so much...
     
  5. CigBurn

    CigBurn Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I built one using that small sort of solid state amp a while ago. It worked but the sound quality wasn't very good. Did it work, yeah just not in a way I thought sounded very useful.

    So I ended up going the more traditional route as in here.

    http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/cigs-talkbox-build.421232/
     
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  6. cappei

    cappei Strat-O-Master

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    I got me a horndriver long time ago. This is game changer. Im so goin for it
     
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