Soup can dobro, maybe….
June 16, 2019 at 7:58 AM #73337
This probably won’t surprise anyone…. (much, anyway). For quite some time I’ve wanted a dobro, (ok, obsessed over having one) and I didn’t make enough money stateside to buy one there, and I’ve only seen one in SA, (square neck, I’ve seen a couple round also) so I had a crazy idea (which is pretty normal ??) so one time Kanon (my older brother) made a single string soup can diddly bo, which was very basic but functional, but limited due to it’s one stringedness. So I’m thinking, make a double wide model, (two soup cans) with six strings tuned dobroish. I just have to wait till we get some bamboo.June 16, 2019 at 8:49 AM #73342
Cool idea! Good luck with it, Gunnar!June 16, 2019 at 8:58 AM #73344Steve SraderParticipant
Good luck Gunnar !June 16, 2019 at 9:22 AM #73346
Thanks!June 16, 2019 at 11:39 AM #73349FrederickParticipant
Good luck with your endeavor, Gunnar. Sounds like a lot of fun to build.June 16, 2019 at 1:57 PM #73356
Thanks, Fred! I’ll try to take lots of picturesJune 16, 2019 at 9:14 PM #73365rodgerParticipant
Hey Gunnar, youes gonna soup up your playin for sure now. Just leave a little soup in those cans….might attract some flies, but, well …….
June 17, 2019 at 4:24 AM #73371
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I’ll have to play a soupy slide style on it ?June 17, 2019 at 4:24 AM #73372
Actually, I’m probably gonna use baked beans cans for it, since we eat a lot if themJune 17, 2019 at 6:47 AM #73373
We’ve discussed the gas can guitars, they make somewhere in Africa…maybe it was Botswana or South Africa…right? I mean… a gas can is pretty big and probably has a nice sound…most of them are electric, but I think I remember seeing some acoustic ones up for sale, years ago, online. People used to use ham cans for banjos…but, seriously, they do not make ham cans anymore…now they make plastic ham “cans.” There used to be a guy online who made ukeleles from old metal kids’ lunchboxes…or maybe new metal kids’ lunchboxes…do they stil make those metal????? Anyway…I guess if you’ve got a huge supply of bean cans…that’ll be the construction material of choice…I mean…free is good…lol. Although I guess the beans weren’t free in the first place. Don’t forget you also have Legos to work with! No pressure, but I can’t wait to see what happens! If you start building…it would be cool if phtos could document your experiments, problems, succeses, progress, etc. Like I said…no pressure, though.June 17, 2019 at 8:10 AM #73377
Yeah, they make the gas can guitars in Sound Africa. I actually am only gonna use two bean cans, and it’s probably going to end up looking like a lap steel, albeit a rather strange one. I’ll try my best to document it. I can’t wait either, to see what I end up with. It’ll unfortunately probably be a week before we get any bamboo though (I’m gonna use it for the main structure/neck)June 17, 2019 at 9:20 AM #73380rodgerParticipant
Yes, I agree, bean cans definitely will have a more melodic sound….June 17, 2019 at 10:22 AM #73381
lol…June 17, 2019 at 12:32 PM #73384
If I eat beans before playing, I can add some accompaniment…..June 17, 2019 at 4:03 PM #73387
lol…careful with them beans!June 17, 2019 at 4:10 PM #73389AngelaParticipant
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