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Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best options in output jacks, and more!

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No Volume

Started by Steve Bookout. Last reply by BrianQ. Jun 15. 15 Replies

Guys, after assembling yet another 3 stringer with one pick up, one volume pot, and one tone pot, something is amiss.  Have never had this issue before.  Static noise is heard when the guitar is…Continue

External Power Adapter- How To

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. Jun 23, 2020. 3 Replies

Add External Power to anything:Continue

Wiring diagrams

Started by David L.. Last reply by Ray Stanis Mar 24, 2020. 11 Replies

Hi,The best sites I have found for easy to follow wiring diagrams are the Seymour Duncan site…Continue

Wickedbucker + Piezo +Volume Jack

Started by Adam Jellison. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 28, 2020. 9 Replies

Already in the middle of my build and was going to use a Piezo with a volume knob and jack combo, but just recently got one of Marty Tauber's Wickedbucker,  Is there a way to incorporate the…Continue

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Comment by Paul Craig on July 8, 2020 at 5:35pm

If tapping makes noise, the pickup works.

With magnetic coil pickups, the strings must have a ferrous string core for the pickup to pick up the string vibrations. The strings must also have a ground.

So it's either the wrong strings or the bridge/end piece isn't grounded.

Comment by BrianQ. on July 7, 2020 at 2:01pm

Darryl, is the Jack isolated from the can body? It should be

Comment by Don Tucker on July 5, 2020 at 10:06am

Hey Darryl, all I can think of is either a bad solder joint, or maybe you're using acoustic strings? Most acoustic strings are bronze wound and not magnetic. Make sure you're using steel wound strings (electric guitar strings) I suppose a dead pickup is also a possibility.

Comment by Darryl Tuttle on July 4, 2020 at 7:15pm

Single pickup...no volume or tone control....using wound strings...bridge grounded to jack...but no sound...metal gas can body...I hear noise when I tap on po!e pieces but nothing from strings

Comment by David L. on May 2, 2020 at 8:32pm

Hi Tim, 

There is a demo included in the pickup listing if you scroll down (by Shane Speal) .

https://www.cbgitty.com/guitar-instrument-parts/cigar-box-guitar-pa...

This bit of the website gets less attention than the main forum so it might be worth posting there so more people see your question.

https://cigarboxnation.com/forum/categories/building-secrets-tips-a...

Regards,

David L. 

Comment by Tim Pannabecker on May 2, 2020 at 12:57pm

I have used the surface mount flat pup (wickedbucker) it’s about $30.  Now there is the Gittybucker for $13.  Has anyone tried the Gittybucker?  If so what has your experience been?

Comment by Paul Craig on October 22, 2019 at 5:57pm

Bill Lawrence was the man. Very smart guy.

When I made my Strat-O-Rez guitar with aluminum skillet for the resonator, I was surprised that there was no 60 cycle hum from the 2 single coil pickups I installed. They are large singles that are highly microphonic and now they're quit as a mouse when it comes to unwanted noise. Couldn't figure out why. Then I read a write up by Mr. Lawrence that said aluminum played tricks with magnetic pickup's eddy currents and could completely stop 60 cycle hum, then I knew why. Now all my guitars get aluminum tape shielding inside the box/cavities and I use extra tape for the ones with single coil pickups because it's cheaper than buying noiseless pickups.

Comment by BrianQ. on October 20, 2019 at 8:53pm

Pre 1984 Lawrence pickup(79-80’) “The Silencer” acoustic humbucking pickup, predates Flatpup style pickups by 30+ years? Bill Lawrence was on to something good!!!

Comment by BrianQ. on September 25, 2019 at 7:16pm

Yep, that’s the one I was talking about? Good to have a few of us who’ve tried what’s out there? I have one called the Dan Electrode, it’s adjustable from 4-9volts, you can get some kool voltage sag effects with distortion boxes? 

Comment by Tom T on September 25, 2019 at 7:07pm

Tried several wal-warts from online sources. Most produced a lot of hum on a pedal. The Boss warts are meant for use with a pedal and are very, very quiet. The Roland Boss PSA-120S AC Adaptor Power Supply w/ LED 500 mA works really well and is less than $15. It is all I use now.

 

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Wiring diagrams

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Vol, tone, 3 way toggle and 2 single coils?

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