VIDEO: How to Make a Telephone Microphone!

 

In my book, Making Poor Man's Guitars, I show how to make a microphone from a beer can, Mason jar lid and piezo elements.  This project is even easier than the beer can mic!  

The mic is perfect for blues harmonica or lo-fi vocals...and all you need is an old handset and guitar jack.  If you make one, post pics and vids below! 

Parts needed: 

Old telephone handset.  (The one in this video is from the 1980's) 
1/4" guitar jack 
Soldering iron and solder

1 comment

  • james pobog
    james pobog
    Shane, I made one of these a couple weeks ago. OMG, so easy, a caveman can do it. It sounds FANTASTIC, and takes distortion VERY well! I would encourage EVERYONE to do this. Very very cool!

    Shane, I made one of these a couple weeks ago. OMG, so easy, a caveman can do it. It sounds FANTASTIC, and takes distortion VERY well! I would encourage EVERYONE to do this. Very very cool!

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