Made my first ever 1-string canjo from an old 1 qt oil can. I'm having lots of fun with it but would like to add a pickup. Problem is I'm not sure what type to use and where to mount it. I was thinking disk piezo glued to the can bottom (inside). Anyone done this? Lessons learned?

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I'll suggest our Esteemed Sponsor's RED DOT piezo

https://www.cbgitty.com/cigar-box-guitar-parts/the-red-dot-stick-on...

easy to move around and find the best spot, and its encased to reduce becoming a microphone/feedback.

I used a 12mm Piezo Under the can and ran through the bottom.  It took a few tries, but I got it to work.

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