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Dane
06-30-2014, 02:35 PM
I'm really interested in getting some rhythm instruments to use with my feet while I'm playing. I've seen some where it's part of a tambourine, or a set of bells, or a shaker attacked to the shoe, but I'd like to hear some peoples recommendations if you know of some quality or interesting ones.

Thanks,
-Dane

There are fancy ones I can't afford like this too, maybe someday:
http://www.footdrums.com/images/footdrum_top.JPG

Markr1
06-30-2014, 02:45 PM
I checked out that farmer foot drum a couple of years ago but knew I wouldn't be able to get my feet to do what they needed to do to sound good while playing guitar so I opted for a Porchboard Bass which is very basic but fit my needs. Ellis makes a decent stomp box too.

Ukuleleblues
06-30-2014, 02:50 PM
Not a foot ins but same concept.

http://www.amazon.com/RhythmRing-Rhythm-Ring-Shaker/dp/B001V9XDUS

Dane
06-30-2014, 04:31 PM
Can you play the stomp boxes acoustic? Or only plugged in?

That rhythm ring is interesting, good find!

SailQwest
06-30-2014, 04:57 PM
I recently got a bongo cajon for some foot rhythm. Playing with it makes me smile. I have a rhythm ring, too. It's fun, and people are fascinated by it.

itsme
06-30-2014, 06:11 PM
I was at a meetup yesterday and there was a guy tapping on a tambourine with his foot while he played uke. :)

Ukejenny
06-30-2014, 06:30 PM
I will be glad to accompany any of you on timbales - I still have mallets, but will need a hook up for drums. Oh goodness, I just left my reply, mid-type, and looked at timbales on eBay. Then, watched a cajon video on youtube and decided I need one. Someone slap me!!!!!

Ukejenny
06-30-2014, 06:32 PM
http://youtu.be/PQLwi0v5LPo?t=1m20s

PhilUSAFRet
07-01-2014, 03:06 AM
Stomp boxes easy to make, cigar box size, smaller, or larger. With or without pickups (cheap on ebay). Lots of tutorials on YouTube about how to make one. Stomp boxes without pickups general larger and deeper. Sit slightly off the floor , preferably on small rubber "feet." Seasick Steve uses'em. Here's a video...not a fancy stompbox, but an effective one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzqMJ3Chlxw

anthonyg
07-01-2014, 03:34 AM
I have a hollow stomp box which I tap my foot on when I play. They work better plugged in but my hollow one just works for me acoustically. Honestly I don't think that you want it to be too loud as it could easily overwhelm the ukulele.

Anthony

philrab66
07-01-2014, 10:06 AM
I'm really interested in getting some rhythm instruments to use with my feet while I'm playing. I've seen some where it's part of a tambourine, or a set of bells, or a shaker attacked to the shoe, but I'd like to hear some peoples recommendations if you know of some quality or interesting ones.

Thanks,
-Dane

There are fancy ones I can't afford like this too, maybe someday:
http://www.footdrums.com/images/footdrum_top.JPG

Cant get a lot more straight forward than this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV2nZF-pZ1g

Ukejungle
07-01-2014, 10:20 AM
Not a foot ins but same concept.

http://www.amazon.com/RhythmRing-Rhythm-Ring-Shaker/dp/B001V9XDUS

My wife kept complaining of a noise in her car, finally found the problem in the side compartment of passenger door. It was this thing I thought I had lost last year. Bought from uke republic. She did not think it was funny.

bborzell
07-01-2014, 03:08 PM
I gots one of these.

http://porchboard.com/RP.html

Requires an amp, but it sure gives you serious rhythmic low end.