Author Topic: Foot tapping pedal?  (Read 2163 times)

Hendrik1

Foot tapping pedal?
« 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?

d95err

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #1 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?

gez

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #2 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!!
"They always say there's nothing new under the sun.  I think that that's a big copout..."  Wayne Shorter

fixr1984

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006, 08:01:15 AM »
How about something like This

puretube

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2006, 09:52:38 AM »
FSR...

Hendrik1

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006, 09:58:52 AM »
Or this, smaller stompbox size:

http://www.ellisguitars.com/stompbox.html

$uperpuma

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #6 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...
Breadboards are as invaluable as underwear - and also need changed... -R.G.

R.G.

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #7 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.
R.G.

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puretube

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #8 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...

JimRayden

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #9 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

kvb

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #10 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.

fixr1984

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #11 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.

choklitlove

Re: Foot tapping pedal?
« Reply #12 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
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