Miscellaneous ikea diddley bow-2

Published on September 2nd, 2016 | by Contributor

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IKEA Bow (Diddley Bow)





ikea diddley bow-1

IKEA item used

  • IKEA Blanda Blank bowl
  • Other items:
  • Broom handle
  • Tuning mechanism
  • Two nuts & bolts
  • One string
  • Microphone from an 80′s guitar

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IKEA’s Blanda Blank bowl seemed like a good base for acoustic Diddley Bow, even though I installed a microphone. The Diddley Bow is a single-stringed American instrument which influenced the development of the blues sound. It consists of a single string of baling wire tensioned between two nails on a board over a glass bottle, which is used both as a bridge and as a means to magnify the instrument’s sound.

~ by Kurt Rapudé

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One Response to IKEA Bow (Diddley Bow)

  1. Sas says:

    This needs to be on video.

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