NEWS: Make your own talkbox

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Kudos to Mrs I Heart Guitar for spotting this on the Make blog. Ever wanted to build your own talkbox for a little Peter Frampton or Jerry Cantrell vibe? Or are you in a cover band and you need to play Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ and/or ‘It’s My Life?’ Then you’re in luck! Everything you need to know to build your own talkbox is right here.

My personal favourite (though more subtle) talkbox moment: Alice In Chains’ ‘Man In The Box,’ where a talkbox track is mixed in with the rhythm guitars.

Don’t wanna make your own? Here are a few options:

Danelectro Free Speech Talk Box

Dunlop Heil Talk Box Standard

Rocktron Banshee Talk Box Standard

Here’s an early talkbox built by steel guitarist Pete Drake: