In this talk, Tom Fox from Vulpestruments will discuss and demonstrate the many different ways to use recycled and reclaimed materials for DIY stringed musical instrument making. You will learn the basic theory on how both inductive and piezo pickups work and where to source the components you’d need for them from everyday sources. Also DIY tuning pin methods and where to source cheap but great sounding strings for your instruments.
Following on from the talk there is an opportunity to assemble your own 3-stringed, amplifiable and tuneable stringed instrument for £25 with all materials provided.
The talk will be between 7-8pm. The remaining time will be used for the workshop, discussion and casual hangout until close at 10.00pm.
Music Hackspace is a Somerset House Studios Resident and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.