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This question reminds me of a project called the Scrub Board by Jeremy Bell. I'm not sure what state it's in, but half of the project was a home-made "rocker" to cut audio signals in and out. Made from a couple of coins and a rocking piece of foil. There are videos of him using it with his guitar (as well as ...


A free solution to a killswitch effect is to find the sweet spot on the cable input jack where the tip of the cable touches the inner part of the jack and bump the cable back and forth on that. I've done this to great effect moderately over the years without any noticeable wear on the jack itself, however be aware the insertion and removal of the cable ...


The drum head you're looking for is called Fiberskyn 3. You can find additional information on remo's website:


I would suggest building a switch box for the floor. A light-action microswitch built into a metal box, similar to a standard effects pedal. This could even be used while picking. The only limitation I can see is it can only be used as quickly as you can tap your foot...


If your guitar has two pickups and a volume knob for each of them you can put the one pickup on 10 and the other one on 0 and use your pickup selector switch as a kill switch. That is in fact how Tom Morello used a kill switch for many years before he got his custom made guitars. EDIT: Just note that if you do this and you use your pickup selector switch ...


I cut the glue binding off the music book, ripping it on a table saw, and punch holes in the pages to fit them in a three-ring binder.


What I often do for this is just continually bend and crease the the book backwards until it stays. Open to the pages that you are reading from. Bend both sides of the book back so the ends of the book are behind the spine. Slide your hand along the spine, creasing it with your hand. You may have to do this a few times for it to work. This does not cause ...


If you want to have the book but it should open easy. Take it to a copier/printer shop. He will have a machine that can cut through alot of paper in one time. Give him the book he should cut the book at the spine 2mm in to the paper, then the back that is now exposed hold it firmly in place that the book pages should be all the same, not one page should ...


If you aint got any of that on the hand you could use an other (heavy) book and put it on the edge of the book that is supposed to be open.


Use a music clip. There are two kinds. When I first started playing piano, I was using one of these: You put the clip around the top of the book, which holds it flat. Problem is, it doesn't work well for large books which are too thick to fit the clip, and when you're playing something at the beginning or end of the book the two sides become unbalanced. ...


The "standard" method is: Lay the spine flat on a table and fold each cover down. Fold down 1 or more pages from the front and 1 or more pages from the back. Continue folding from each side until you get to the middle. This way does not break the binding.


I've had books re-bound with a spiral binding through a local print shop. The binding is less durable in that it's easier for pages to rip out with this binding, but it allows the pages to stay flat. If you have a lot of books, this may be prohibitively expensive.


My favorite method is to use clothespins to clip the edges of the book to a music stand. If the dimensions of either the book or the stand don't allow that, I use the clothespins to clip a ruler or a similarly sized piece of wood to the front of the book to keep it open. If the book is stapled together and not too thick, bending it backwards a few times ...

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