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How to Build a Lo-Fi Telephone Mic - Easy project!


In my book, Making Poor Man's Guitars, I show how to make a microphone from a beer can, Mason jar lid and piezo elements. This project is even easier than the beer can mic!

The mic is perfect for blues harmonica or lo-fi vocals...and all you need is an old handset and guitar jack. If you make one, post pics and vids below!

Parts needed:

Old telephone handset. (The one in this video is from the 1980's) 1/4" guitar jack Soldering iron and solder

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Jim Stanley
Jim Stanley
Jan 22, 2022

Outstanding! What a great way to repurpose old stuff and make it cool. Keep up the great hacks!

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Mark
Mark
Jan 17, 2022

That looks awesome!

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You can also take out the earpiece and use it as a microphone in a totally different enclosure. I made this one by using an old fan with the motor removed. Gives it a retro microphone look, and keeps the lo-fi sound!


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