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Title: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: Hendrik1 on November 20, 2006, 04:28:04 AM
Ronnie Earl play's da Blues solo with his guitar, tapping with his foot.

I like to make somekind of foot tapping device, low as possible, to do that too.

Anyone?
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: d95err on November 20, 2006, 07:16:13 AM
I don't understand what you mean. "Tapping" as in "Eddie van Halen" or as in "hitting your foot on the floor". If you mean triggering something with your foot - what is it you want to trigger?
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: gez on November 20, 2006, 07:36:46 AM
I once saw a documetary about John Lee Hooker and they showed him in the Studio quite a bit.  The engineers had him stomping on a piece of wood and had miked his foot.

I'm sure the choice of wood would have a lot to do with the tone of the final 'tap' you get though, along with shoe-size, shoe-type and material used for the sole...hmm, mojo alert!!
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: fixr1984 on November 20, 2006, 08:01:15 AM
How about something like This (http://www.porchboard.com/)
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: puretube on November 20, 2006, 09:52:38 AM
FSR...
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: Hendrik1 on November 20, 2006, 09:58:52 AM
Or this, smaller stompbox size:

http://www.ellisguitars.com/stompbox.html
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: $uperpuma on November 20, 2006, 10:17:18 AM
I always crack up at the porchboard guys at guitar shows... AT LEAST one of them has overalls on (for a more porchy effect, I guess) and the one playing the guitar is playing the standard "guitar show" jazz noodle that can be heard during every moment that the show is open...Thump Thump Thump...
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: R.G. on November 20, 2006, 12:05:16 PM
The one-man-shows at bars here often put a mike rolled up in towels under a tupperware tray.
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: puretube on November 20, 2006, 12:28:49 PM
you could "trigger" a damped twin-t-oscillator
with mentioned FSR,
or an intermitted (UV) lightbeam,
or even conductive foam
by means of a one-shot...
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: JimRayden on November 20, 2006, 12:34:28 PM
Ronnie Earl play's da Blues solo with his guitar, tapping with his foot.

Now I imagined the guitar on the ground, and Ronnie using the tap technique with his bare feet. :D Got me stumped (yes, this is indeed a pun) for a few minutes until I followed the thread.

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Jimbo
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: kvb on November 20, 2006, 12:38:32 PM
The Ellis stuff sure is snazzy.

However, when I heard the mp3, I felt like "jump"ing out the window.
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: fixr1984 on November 20, 2006, 07:48:00 PM
I always crack up at the porchboard guys at guitar shows... AT LEAST one of them has overalls on (for a more porchy effect, I guess) and the one playing the guitar is playing the standard "guitar show" jazz noodle that can be heard during every moment that the show is open...Thump Thump Thump...


LOL....exactly the same thing I see everytime they come to town.
Title: Re: Foot tapping pedal?
Post by: choklitlove on November 20, 2006, 11:56:34 PM
oh my god, that's probably the stupidest thing i've ever seen.





oh yeah, IMO. ;D