I've always liked the sound of my electric when it's turned down and I tune it with my chin on the body to get the 'quiet' sound to my ears to tune it. i've had this idea for many years to try & figure out how to take a small speaker like an earbud or other tiny speaker and get it to stick to the body (and be easily removeable & moveable) in order to get the best placement.
This is strictly for stereo recording purposes only. I picked up some new flat (as in size) 1.5 diameter speakers at a local electronics surplus store & scavenged an internal mic from an old handheld tape recorder (about 3/8" dia. x 1/4" high) but I cannot figure out how to get them to 'stick' to the body in order to find the best sound.
I want to be able to blend/pan these extra sounds with the guitars pups & see what happens.
Anyone know of anything sticky (and cheap) - perhaps a small can of that blue hair roller [Schticky?] material that can be painted/glued/applied thinly to the speaker edges? I'd rather that direct contact of the speakers to the body be best for sound transfer and of course, be able to be moved about to locate the best sound spots (the more, the merrier!).
Sound experimentation would be through headphones in a quiet room...;>)
Anyway, I't a thought i have...;>) Thanks for any help & advice. -Jim
Years ago, I used to have a contact mic for an acoustic that had a suction cup- you just stuck the suction cup to the guitar body. I think it was sold as being for use with either a guitar and also with harmonica as well, I was playing a bit of harp at the time (albeit poorly).
That idea probably doesn't help you too much, but it was what came to mind.
How about using some of that blue painter's tape? That shouldn't harm your finish and you could move the thing around pretty easily and mess free.
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