Here is a simple and handy little device. The Ellis Stompbox, made in Australia by Ellis Guitars, is simply a small wooden box with with a pickup in it. Plug it into an amp and tap your foot on it and you have an instant rhythm section.
But don’t take my word for how cool this is. Listen to Lightning Jack and Mick Burley play and stomp on a stompbox.
I’ve seen a few variations of things like these out there. Even including a small handmade stage. This however, at 5 x 5 x 1 inches, this is something you can easily fit into your gig-bag. Hey, you could even easily get it into the Christmas stocking of your favorite musician.
Pricing starts at about $240.00 AUD (note that Australian dollars are quite close to Canadian dollars)
Nice stuff. Have to add it to my Christmas GAS list!