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« on: October 30, 2018, 06:44:46 PM »

Advice please...

our uke band has realised that some percussion would be most useful... someone suggested buying a stomp box out of band funds which I could put thru my Ampeg bass combo (it has 2 inputs).  Does anyone have any experience of using stomp boxes? A cajon would be my preference, but then we'd need a cajon player, whereas the stomp box would be the realm of my foot!


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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 06:47:34 PM »


Advice please...

our uke band has realised that some percussion would be most useful... someone suggested buying a stomp box out of band funds which I could put thru my Ampeg bass combo (it has 2 inputs).  Does anyone have any experience of using stomp boxes? A cajon would be my preference, but then we'd need a cajon player, whereas the stomp box would be the realm of my foot!


Cheers


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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 06:51:08 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 09:50:51 PM »

Stomp boxes can be very useful - one of the percussionists in my covers band uses an SX stomp which retails for around £30. He stomps it with his foot and also uses it as a hand-held device with a beater. This was the best price we came across at the time - for what's essentially a block of wood with a pickup and a jack socket the prices can be surprising.
I've seen others use Logjam stomp boxes - they're the next stage up, retailing between £50-100.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 11:44:48 PM »

I'm going to have to Google these things.

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 11:52:22 PM »

OK, I Googled and I found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKEbkbu6P-I

Why don't people just make their own?  Or mic up a plank?  I don't get it.

And I really don't get his shoes.  What was he thinking?  Oh yeah, I'll wear my silver trainers because they positively scream country blues.   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 12:17:56 AM »

Hardboard, three bugs, DI. It’s not mine, but I had the great pleasure of plugging it in for Banjo Jen at this year’s Maverick Festival.


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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 07:51:45 AM »

Hey Shane, that's got me thinking... Cheers!

The other option would be a basic drum machine, I suppose, as that would free me rhythmically -  at the moment, the band is relying on me to provide the bass-ic rhythmic pulse, which can get quite restrictive, no playing off the beat etc.
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 08:19:25 PM »

Boris from The Churchfitters has wired up his boots instead of a stomp box. He is a rather unique musician though.
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