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Overdrive and piezo pickups

How did you get your best crunchy overdriven tones out of a cbg with a piezo?   I don't generally prefer any more than a natural crunch.  H…

Started by Rick Tish

8 Aug 15
Reply by Rick Tish

Will sound hole reduce sustain?

I finished my first build, mostly, and I’m very happy with the results. Here is a question: I don’t have a sound hole yet. I am very happy…

Started by Michael Pounds

11 Apr 15
Reply by Taffy Evans

Newby Piezo Rod Question

Greetings, all! I am running an after-school/summer program (tinyurl/com/r3atmase), and we are attempting to make cigar box guitars. This i…

Started by Cameron Cooley

5 Feb 9
Reply by darryl kernaghan

Soldering a rod piezo to a 1/4 inch jack

I need some help from the brain trust. I have a rod piezo with a center lead for a violin and the ends are unterminated. One lead is white…

Started by Dave Steingart

2 Nov 14, 2018
Reply by Dave Steingart

First guitar help ?

I live in Estonia. It's hard to find used cigarbox or humidor in Estonia. New humidors are 51 euro.For me buying form ebay is to expensive.…

Started by Jantan ux

27 Apr 25, 2018
Reply by Thomas Parr

A Better Acoustic Pickup for Cigar Box Guitar: How I Install a Piezo Rod & Preamp

Get the most out of your acoustic/electric cigar box guitars with an inexpensive piezo rod & preamp unit.  In this video, I show a simp…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

5 Mar 28, 2018
Reply by Keith 66

2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars

"Come on, brothers and sisters, KICK OUT THE CANS!"   For our final build-off contest of 2017, we're looking for your best canjos, cookie…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

156 Dec 21, 2017
Reply by Rose Ericson

Loud POP when flipping an ON/ON switch.

Just joined the community! And I have a little issue...  I'm using both under saddle PU and disc PU inside, combined they don't sound so go…

Started by Chris Borgman

14 Dec 20, 2017
Reply by Chris Borgman

How I Attach a Lid to a Cigar Box Guitar for Best Acoustic Response - by Shane Speal

You've shaped the neck, cut the soundholes and put all those glorious electronics inside.  Now it's time to attach the lid to the box! In…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

12 Dec 3, 2017
Reply by Wal Callaby

More Grounding issues with Piezo Rod

Hey guys.  Still pulling my hair out here with getting the piezo rod pickups grounded.  I had a completed build that worked fine and sounde…

Started by Chris F

8 Jul 20, 2017
Reply by darryl kernaghan

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