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Postby ManFromGlass » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:04 pm

I’m curious about peoples experiences with talk boxes. Before spending money on one I may build one. There are designs on the web and it seems easy enough.
Has anyone found any downside to using them? I had a thought the the tube would be a collector of anything that comes out of the mouth. I also had a concern that anything dripping down the tube could damage the speaker in the box. Thoughts?
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Re: Talk box questions

Postby Wonks » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:22 pm

Never used one but a sensible thing to do would be to form a loop in the tube, so any drool (obviously never let a drummer use it) that finds its way into the tube gets caught in the loop and progresses no further.
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Re: Talk box questions

Postby The Elf » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:34 pm

Loosened fillings are, I believe, one of the oft-quoted downsides. I'll admit I never quite bought that one! :lol:
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Re: Talk box questions

Postby Wonks » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:35 pm

The Elf wrote:Loosened fillings are, I believe, one of the oft-quoted downsides. I'll admit I never quite bought that one! :lol:
Only because you simply take your dentures out to stop them rattling. :D
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Re: Talk box questions

Postby Stratman57 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:26 pm

Have you watched this?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M9NLDvf_ZPU

Regards, Simon.
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