This is the implementation that I am currently using. I recommend 6 feet or so of clear non-toxic plastic tube size: If anyone would like to contribute designs, ideas or comments, let me know. This unit will plug in between your guitar and amp, just like any other effects pedal. Zip Cord is two wire electrical cord usually brown that can be unZIPped by just pulling the two wires apart. I even found a wide selection once in a store in Tucson that specializes in plexiglass.
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Most big hardware stores in USA carry clear plastic tubing. They do make PVC caps with a five-eighths inch hole in it!
The ultimate set-up is the all-in-one unit. I even found a wide selection once in a store in Tucson that specializes in plexiglass.
Building a Talkbox
This unit will plug in between your guitar and amp, just like any other effects pedal. I use a small Peavey Rage amp.
Zip Cord is two wire electrical cord usually brown that can be unZIPped by just pulling the two wires apart. In the diagram I showed the speaker wires in the guitar amp for clarity, there is no mod what so ever to your normal guitar amp. This is the trickiest part of the entire project.
Above is a diagram of a better method to amplifiy your talk box. I used right angle Switchcraft jacks for the patch cable so there are no protrusions from the back of the amp.
Building a Talkbox | General Guitar Gadgets
So, all in all this is really not the best way to setup a talkbox, but it will work if you want a bare bones setup. It will take a while to get used to talkin g with a tube in your mouth.
Seriously though, stay in touch with what your head is telling you as you play. I have done extensive experimentation with various size and thickness of tubing and I believe this buile, all around, the best. JD Sleep There are a few different ways to build your own talk box.
Building a talkbox… speaker/horn driver?
If anyone would like to contribute designs, ideas or comments, let me know. You need to exercise caution with the volume of the sound going into your mouth.
I fiddled around with some PVC connector parts from a plumbing supply store until I found something that worked. I recommend 6 feet or so of clear non-toxic plastic tube size: You might find this tubing at a plumbing supply or the aquarium section of a pet store. How do I know these things?
So mine gets screwed on a ways and then secured with some attractive black duct tape. Stay in touch with your feelings.
Building a talkbox speaker/horn driver? | Telecaster Guitar Forum
I believe John told me that Heil uses an EV component for their driver. I hope to have some information posted on this project in the future.
Another picture with a very short zip cord patch wire plugged in to talkbx the normal non-talkbox speaker connection, for practice amp use when not being used with the talk box.
Just think what you got to look forward to when you get old. This is the implementation that I am currently using. Building a Talkbox Author: