Posted by yellowdog on Thursday, June 24, 2010
If you play guitar and/or fiddle please check my website to see two new mechanical amplifiers, "Fiddle Mouse" for fiddles and "Shark Teeth Amp" for guitars. They are pictured on the first page and you can read how they work on the Blog page. A link to my website is in the left column. You can also see pictures of them here by clicking on the "Photos" button above my picture. They are very simple devices and so are very inexpensive, but they work great.
The guitar and fiddle amps use the same new audible sound emitter design which is based on two rows of opposing very sharp points. The points look like sharks teeth in the mouth of a shark on the guitar amp so we called it, "Shark Teeth Amp", The teeth are also on the fiddle version but exist in a fold so aren't obvious. - Sound surface waves enter the teeth, have no where to go and so make the teeth vibrate which transfers the pattern of the waves into the air.
The fiddle version looked like a mouse so we named it "Fiddle Mouse" and had fun making it look more like a mouse with eyes, nose, whiskers, a mouth, little pink feet and it already had a "tail" - the braided cord which converts air pressure waves in the fiddle into sound surface waves which it processes.
Unlike the guitar amp Fiddle Mouse uses our banjo low frequency amp discovery that rubber band loops are low and mid-frequency range surface wave amplifiers and high frequency surface wave traps. It has two rubber bands tied to its tail forming four loops and rubber band segments near itts nose where the cord comes out the other end of the mouse. These rubber band amps give Fiddle Mouse incredibly loud and rich lows and, since they are high frequency traps, they prevent phase delay echos from high frequencies coming from distances too far away. So the highs are also beautiful.
Both of these products work wonderfully well in spite of the fact that they are very affordable - $9 plus $1 postage for "Fiddle Mouse" and $15 plus $3 postage for the "Shark Teeth Guitar Amp".
Both come with instructions and our 30 day unconditional guarantee.
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