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Ted, I like the look of your stonehenge pups and being an (ex) telecoms engineer would love to have a go at making my own for my three stri…

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Piezo feedback problems

Any body have a clue why I get this loud squealing feedback through the amp when I try to turn up the volume? It is not corrected by moving…

Started by David Fultz

14 Aug 27, 2016
Reply by Bernie Edwards

Bowed instruments

OK guys. I need a bit of mad experiment know how and ideas.. Has anyone made any bowed instruments?  I would like to make a cello type inst…

Started by Fomhorach

1 Mar 23, 2016
Reply by JL

Ceramic piezo disc as a mic for a reverb spring

Normally I wire a piezo to a 1/4inch jack and canjo is electrified. now I'm trying to figure a way to amplify a spring inside a canjo with…

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music

6 Mar 1, 2016
Reply by Fomhorach


I've been trying figure out how to simulate distortion effect FOR MY ACOUSTIC CIGAR BOX GUITAR--without electrifying it! Any thoughts, beyo…

Started by Kevin M. Kraft

16 Feb 29, 2016
Reply by Fomhorach

Stomp box

Got a cool looking old wooden box and attempted to make it into a stompbox. I experimented with a piezo taped underneath the top and amped…

Started by smojo

14 Jan 4, 2016
Reply by JL

DIY Tremolo

I got to play with a Floyd rose the other day and it was incredible. I need to be able to build some kind of tremolo bridges.  I know I cou…

Started by Better Trees

4 Mar 10, 2014
Reply by Better Trees

wiring mystery

Hello friends! I have finished my newest build, but am running into grounding issues. It's a basic setup with vol and tone pots with a hot…

Started by bucky

5 Feb 28, 2014
Reply by Bernie Mango

Fever dream pickup

First off about the only thing I really know about electronics is Ohm's Law. I was sick as hell yesterday, fever dreams and the whole bit,…

Started by Bear Peterson

0 Jan 23, 2014

Ted's Headstock Designs

Some of my creations    Find more photos like this on Handmade Music Clubhouse

Started by Ted Crocker

2 Sep 1, 2013
Reply by Ted Crocker

Fretting Tips, Tricks & Supplies

Here ya go, let me know if I missed anything.  Have questions?  Just ask!   CB Gitty Crafter Supplies:  Fretting supplies and fretting guid…

Started by Ted Crocker

1 Dec 21, 2011
Reply by Silent Jim


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Piezo feedback problems

Started by David Fultz. Last reply by Bernie Edwards Aug 27, 2016. 14 Replies

Bowed instruments

Started by Fomhorach. Last reply by JL Mar 23, 2016. 1 Reply

Ceramic piezo disc as a mic for a reverb spring

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music. Last reply by Fomhorach Mar 1, 2016. 6 Replies


Started by Kevin M. Kraft. Last reply by Fomhorach Feb 29, 2016. 16 Replies

Stomp box

Started by smojo. Last reply by JL Jan 4, 2016. 14 Replies

DIY Tremolo

Started by Better Trees. Last reply by Better Trees Mar 10, 2014. 4 Replies

wiring mystery

Started by bucky. Last reply by Bernie Mango Feb 28, 2014. 5 Replies

Fever dream pickup

Started by Bear Peterson Jan 23, 2014. 0 Replies

Ted's Headstock Designs

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Sep 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Fretting Tips, Tricks & Supplies

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Silent Jim Dec 21, 2011. 1 Reply

How to Find the Center of a Dowel or Circle

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ryan Rose Nov 6, 2011. 1 Reply

Nut & Bridge Slotting

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Mark Werner Oct 18, 2011. 1 Reply

Printable Harbor Freight Tools Discount Coupons

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Bear Oct 17, 2011. 1 Reply

Ted's Wiring Diagrams & Schematics

Started by Ted Crocker Oct 17, 2011. 0 Replies

Identifying Exotic Woods

Started by Ted Crocker Oct 17, 2011. 0 Replies

not cbg sorry

Started by jon beel. Last reply by ian dawson Sep 28, 2011. 3 Replies

circuit sniffing

Started by petey twofinger. Last reply by Chuck Dubman Jan 5, 2011. 3 Replies

2 prong outlet guitar chord?

Started by Jerryrig240. Last reply by Chuck Dubman Jan 2, 2011. 6 Replies

beer bottle caps

Started by smojo. Last reply by Nick Jan 4, 2010. 8 Replies

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