Drum kit modification to allow the high hat and bass drum, normally operated by foot pedal, to be operated by hand.
A client doing a music course was struggling to keep her arms raised for longer than 10 minutes at a time. She requested supports for her wrists so that she could play the piano for longer periods.
The client plays a guitar and is also visually impaired and a friend had discovered a modified guitar tuner on the internet that had an audible indication using an Arduino micro-controller to interpret the indicators and send sequences of sounds to an earpiece, he asked us to make a similar device.
Linda is an accomplished singer and pianist and teaches both, so she was deeply affected when treatment for breast cancer left her unable to support her left arm or move it sufficiently to play, even though her fingers were unaffected.
Padded dish … … mounted on client’s stand. A trombone player requires a support to take the weight of his instrument to allow him to continue playing after a stroke. A simple padded dish (a repurposed dog feeding bowl) was fitted to the client’s trombone stand with a length of threaded rod (to give height […]
Client played bass guitar in a band but had MS and had lost the use of his legs, and thus couldn’t use the conventional foot operated effects pedal. On discussion all the client needed to do was to switch between no effects and effects this a simple changeover switch was required, but operated by gentle […]
Drum and stand in use Stand dismantled The school has a number of bongo drums which serve as instruments that the pupils can use and enjoy. The problem is that bongo drums are designed to stand on the floor with the user sitting forward and over the drum. This is not possible for a person […]
Blocks to raise piano Blocks in place Sustain pedal bracket The client required his upright piano to be raised so that he can play while seated in his wheelchair. The sustain pedal must remain at the original height. 50mm high blocks were made from layers of plywood and faced with mahogany to match […]
A disabled music student struggled to move her double bass to her classes. A collapsible trolley was made from re-cycled aluminium crutches. The neck of the double bass acts as the handle of the trolley when in use. 0
Following a stroke the client was unable to play his Hawaiian guitar which had previously given him great pleasure. A portable stand was made to support the guitar and a wrist support was adapted to hold a purpose-made slider. The client can now resume playing his guitar. 0
Following a stroke a gentleman was having difficulty using his right index finger. It was weak and he could no longer play the piano. The index finger would curl down and so would be out of position for depressing the keys. The official finger spring supplied was unsatisfactory as it covered the pad of his […]
The client has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. She plays the xylophone and required a stand, to house her equipment, on wheels to move it around her home. A stand designed and built by the engineer to fit the client’s requirements. The client can now play the xylophone when she wants to and move it […]
This boy is learning to play the trumpet but has use of his right hand only. He needed a flexible support as instrument cannot be stationery but must move with his body. A waist and neckband are provided and a strut which has a large fork to take the waist belt and a small fork […]
A young lady with effective use of her left hand only had a very keen desire to learn to play the trumpet. A flexible supporting device, designed to hang around the lady’s neck and take the weight of the instrument, was constructed. The device allows her to ignore the action of holding the trumpet in […]
A blind lady with multiple sclerosis who is having singing lessons needs to operate a twin track tape recorder. She does not have the strength to lift her hands and press the control buttons on the recorder. The interface unit has a tray to accept and locate the recorder and five flap switches to control […]
Ellie, a young lady with severe muscle problems, wished to play the guitar but does not have the strength to hold the instrument and play the strings at the same time. The provision of a support would help her physical and mental development. A secondhand chair was cut down to Ellie’s size and steel frames […]