My very first self-build Cigar Box Guitar

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My very first self-build Cigar Box Guitar

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I just finished building my very first Cigar Box Guitar. This video is the very first attempt to play the thing. Because i do not have a bottleneck (yet), i used my pocket-knife as a slide.

The Tea Box Tanpura (AKA Teapura)

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The Tea Box Tanpura (AKA Teapura)

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I just finished the build of an tanpura made out of an Tea-Box. This is the first soundcheck.

EHX Ravish Sitar

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EHX Ravish Sitar

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One day Mister Mike Matthews from the Electro-Harmonix company got a message from George Harrison: More people should play the sitar. This is exactly what Mister Mike Matthews made possible, the Ravish Sitar enables all people to play a realistic sitar. Even on a diddley-bow it sounds so impressive! Dig this video!!! :-D

Electro-Harmonix Talking Pedal

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The Electro-Harmonix Talking Pedal is designed to bring vocal expression to the guitar player and uses the proprietary design shared by all of EHX’s Next Step Effects.

It features the same smooth rocking chassis that’s super rugged and delivers lightning fast control. Bypass switching is completely silent. The Talking Pedal is also free of the moving parts that plague other pedals, parts that wear out and require replacement.

Like a wah wah, the Talking Pedal is a rocking filter-type pedal, but the similarities end there. The tone of the pedal is unlike a traditional wah’s because it passes the guitar signal through two bandpass filters that give the tone a male vocal quality and create a selection of vowel-like sounds.
A specially designed, fixed, fuzz circuit can be blended in with a scroll wheel located on the side of the pedal. This enhances the definition of the effect and adds growl and grind to the pedal.

iRig Stomp Now Available

IK Multimedia has announced it is now shipping its iRig Stomp stomp box guitar interface for iOS devices.

Guitar and bass players can now integrate their favorite iOS signal processing apps into their existing live pedalboard setup, for enhanced tone shaping and effects processing using an iPhone/iPod touch or iPad.

iRig Stomp is based on the AmpliTube iRig interface. It  is compatible with any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad guitar amp or instrument app.

Here’s a demo of the iRig Stomp in action:

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Electro-Harmonix – Ravish Sitar At Namm

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Mike Matthews, Larry DeMarco and Bill Ruppert of Electro Harmonix talk shop.

The Ravish Sitar on full display as well as some personal history of Mike Matthews, founder of EHX.

EHX Ravish Sitar Demo With Viola

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Andrea Whitt demonstrates using the EHX Ravish Sitar pedal on viola.

Accompanying Andrea is percussionist David Daniel Diaz.

Andrea was assisted by Justin Zangerle (direction & assembly), Tyler Andrews (Illumination) and Joe Little (Audio Engineering).

via EHX

Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar Demo With Bass Guitar

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This short video shows the possibilities of the EHX Ravish Sitar effect pedal when used with bass guitar. Drones, sitar sounds, special effects and more are now in the hands of the electric bass guitar player! Rock to Raga….

Bass and programing by Bill Ruppert.

Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar

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The Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar brings you Sitar simulation for guitar in stompbox form.

Complete with sympathetic string emulators and a polyphonic lead emulator, complete with timbre controls and a dry mix, The Ravish Sitar has all the bases covered for pinpointing the sounds you can dream up.

The Ravish Sitar also features a Key selector and Modulation for the sympathetic strings to simulate a tambura, as well as a decay control for leads.

Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar Pedal

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The Electro-Harmonix Ravish emulates the complex sound of a Sitar’s lead voice and droning sympathetic strings vibrating in harmony.

The Ravish let’s you mix 3 separate signals and offers a wide palette of tones with 2 timbre controls. With a polyphonic lead voice and a wide variety of scales and tunings, the Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar can accompany any style of music. Plus, expansive stereo outputs, 2 expression inputs (drone,pitch) and 7 presets let you easily take the Ravish into the studio or on the road.