Kaoss pad guitar mod

kaos pad mod

Phil sent in his sweet Korg Kaoss Pad guitar mod. The Kaoss Pad is a sound effects processor/midi controller with a touch interface. He mounted the touch interface into an Epiphone Les Paul and connected it with a DB9 cable to the pads body. If you’re not quite sure what it does, Phil does a nice demo in his youtube video, and the guitar looks killer with the glowing pad.


  1. This is just a test to see if comments are back up.

  2. madog says:

    first post

  3. madog ruined it, we’re taking the comments down again… just kidding. For the curious: http://www.brianalvey.com/2006/09/09/workin-on-mysteries-without-any-clues/

  4. james says:

    thank you for putting the comments back up! one problem: whenever I submit a comment, the thing that tells you to comfirm it is in off-white text on a white background.

  5. Crash says:

    Hack a Day has really been degrading in quality the past few months.. Not only in poorer hacks, but the site itself. On top of the comments not working, not even linking to the correct hack, and the poor descriptions, it just plain looks like shit now.

    I really do hope that Hack a Day gets better, because of how it is now, I am worried.

  6. Matt says:

    Is it just me, or did the whole layout of the site change slightly with this switch to new software?

    Anyway, this hack is pretty cool, but I can’t believe that he used chisels to cut that hole out. That job would take minutes with a jig saw, vs. hours with hand tools.

  7. steve says:

    well hi all nice to be back knot realy into guitars thoe but the mod has potential love the troll

  8. aviper says:

    Hey, hackaday finally got a favicon!

  9. totokan says:

    Yay comments are working! Nice hack here, BTW.
    Also, all the ads disappeared, as well as the search bar…

  10. This was on Music Thing a few days ago… old news hackaday.

  11. monster says:

    well, the comments are back up but they work for steve too. This Sucks.

  12. giskard says:

    nooooooo! dont say his name!

  13. seth says:

    Still beta though?

  14. mac the hack says:

    I must put pen to paper as they say. i think steve is the only sensible person on here his comments are always very knowledgeable and informative.i think he is professor of good hack bad hack university ! as always i look forward to his wise and clever comments keep up the good work steve…..

  15. Ollie says:

    This isnt very new. Matt Bellamy from Muse has one of these custom built into two of his guitars.

  16. Daniel says:

    Yep, I saw last night and Matt used the Kaoss Pad guitars on all but 2 or 3 songs. I had never seen this before, and the effect is pretty cool!

  17. MagBxl says:

    linked on the same youtube page, a lot more artistic demonstration, by Muse band:

  18. ziv says:

    Zoybar is a unique platform for developing innovative music instruments and effects.
    You can find there different kinds of kaos pad guitars among others…


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