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Old October 8th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does a talkbox work?

Just wondering if anyone could explain what exactly a talkbox does. Something I've always womdered but have never gotten a good answer for.

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Old October 8th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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!
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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.

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