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How does a talkbox work?

tommytoenail
October 8th, 2007, 04:17 PM
Just wondering if anyone could explain what exactly a talkbox does. Something I've always womdered but have never gotten a good answer for.
Thanks
TT

SixStringSlinger
October 8th, 2007, 05:36 PM
I think it's a little something like this:

Sound runs up the tube to your mouth. Your mouth then becomes kind of like a speaker, with the shapes you make (like when you talk) affecting the sound coming out. You typically need to have a seperate amp or PA or something, 'cause the sound has to then go out your mouth and into a mic.

ramseybella
October 8th, 2007, 07:03 PM
You run your guitar and amp into the talk box (Dunlop) box contains a driver speaker enclosed in the box only direction air and sound have to go is up the tube! Then you use your tong and cheek to mouth the words into a mic.
Cool little item like a crybaby pedal but man the frequencies will kill your inner ear and shake your teeth to the point of ruin if you use it to much!

studio1087
October 8th, 2007, 11:30 PM
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This guy talks a lot before the actual demo but the demo is great.

-You have a small metal box with a speaker in it.
-Your guitar is cranking through the speaker.
-The metal box has 10' of plastic tubing coimng out of it.
-You usually tape the end of the tube to your mic so that you can sing into the mic with the tube inside the side of your mouth.
-Your guitar sound is now blaring out of your mouth.
-You move your mouth in crazy ways into the mic or sing along with the guitar - it sounds like guitar and human voice combined.