FIVE COOL THINGS - UKULELE GUITAR AMP, SPOON WRENCH, ZIPPO PERCUSSION

Hi All!  Here's the latest Five Cool Things.  We've got weird amps, weird guitars, lighters, wrenches... so much cool stuff.  Dig in!

THING ONE - Guitar Amp Made from a Ukulele - I created an absolutely killer sounding desktop amp using an old, junky Chinese ukulele and an amp kit from MakeAmps.com.  

I started by gently cutting the back from the sides using a carpenter's knife.

Then I installed the pre-wired amp kit inside, using the sound hole for the speaker.  

I also positioned the volume knob on the lower left bout, similar to where an electric guitar volume knob would go.  I also put the LED light in the upper right bout, similar to the switch on a Les Paul!

Here's a full demo video of the amp.  All tones were captured with my iPhone mic.  No adjustments were made to the sound!

THING TWO - The Dewey Decibel Guitar Used in the Video Above!  

The wacky yellow guitar in the video is a Dewey Decibel "Flipout" guitar.  Only 400 were made in the 1990's and mine just happens to be autographed by David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap!

The guitar features a backward Strat body, a dummy jack up top and a real jack on the side.  I just love it because it's so stupid!

THING THREE - D.I.Y. Spoon Carving Tool, crafted from a wrench!  Many woodworkers have been tinkering with whittling wooden spoons as a hobby.  The Small Workshop Youtube channel just posted this curious video on how to make a carving tool for the bowl of the spoon.  The entire thing is fascinating to watch.

 

THING FOUR - STOMP!  "Zippo Lighters."

THING FIVE - Ukuleles?  How about guitar amps made from cigarette packs???  It's the legendary Smokey Amp!  (On sale right now for $29.95 at StubbySlide.com ... black and white packs only)

SMOKEY AMPS - $29.95 ON SALE

 

 

 

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