Joystick Guitar


An ongoing project with Sam Cohen of Apollo Sunshine.
We’re currently trying to work out a guitar body mounted ebow style feedback module for endless sustain effects. I’ll post any significant developments on that one. Original mods to this guitar including echo circuit and custom face plate installed by Patrick Bobilin of Herscheltronics. His site seems to be down right now. BUg Patrick and get him to put it back up!!! herscheltronics@gmail.com

8 Responses to “Joystick Guitar”

  • 1

    EraSer said:
    March 25th, 2008 at 9:22am #

    Man, you’re the best! It’s a fantastic idea! I’ll wait the developments.

  • 2

    bolig said:
    April 10th, 2008 at 1:19am #

    nice man! i have been thinking about a mounted ebow situation too… i also was thinking a an external midi sync for a six string ebow would be an amazing set up.

  • 3

    Mars said:
    April 16th, 2008 at 9:01pm #

    Wow, Casper!
    You should patent it and sell it to Roland!

  • 4

    kers skerner said:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 2:00pm #

    must publish more about this amazing project!

  • 5

    jrmy said:
    July 23rd, 2008 at 1:05pm #

    Must… know… more….

    And while you’re at it, how much would it cost to install a whammy & echo unit like this in a bass?

  • 6

    GorillaSalsa said:
    December 10th, 2008 at 8:48am #

    Don’t just tease us without a schematic!

  • 7

    KGHN said:
    September 29th, 2009 at 11:56pm #

    Another (patented) joystick electric guitar control is upcoming. See http://www.volector.com. No video yet as of 9/29/09, but there is a page about How It Works. Joystick dynamic control of a guitar’s sound makes much more sense than knobs – two functions controlled in one motion, and it’s easy to tell with a glance or touch how the control is set.

  • 8

    KGHN said:
    September 16th, 2011 at 5:27pm #

    The new Montana company, Volectar, has volector equipped guitars for sale now. They also sell joystick kits for Do It Yourself projects – real analog potentiometer joysticks with 150KOhm 60 degree track long life pots, good for audio projects. The volector.com website has been expanded, and now includes a DIY joystick guitar page.

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