Porchboard, Mark 1

Have you ever seen or heard of a porchboard? (somtimes also called a stomp box?) It is basically a type of wood box with an electronic pickup in it to amplify the sound of a foot tap. It’s popular in fingersytle guitar genres like folk and blues. Blues legend John Lee Hooker uses one. Here’s a picture of a professionally made one:

The Porchboard company sells one for $240! Yes you heard right – for a piece of wood with a pickup in it. I thought they were nuts, so my friend Stephen and I came up with an alternative using a Dean Markley “Artist Model” adhesive piezo acoustic guitar pickup that he had laying around (about $39 street price). I went back to the shop and crudely threw together some scrap wood in the familiar shape and then stuck the pickup in the middle. Here’s some pics:

How does it sound? Just like its supposed to! We are going to be using this for the song, “Blackbird” in the upcoming Beatles Concert.

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