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CBG wiring & electronics.

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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Output method

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH Sep 22. 5 Replies

It was suggested to me that one of my designs might benefit from a built in speaker, so I had a couple of questions about how to go about it.For starters, I was thinking about breaking apart and…Continue

Creackle from Volume and Tone pots

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH Sep 22. 4 Replies

Hi,I've just wired up my first guitar following wiring diagrams on the net.   Mini humbucker, tone and volume pots and jack.Plugged it in and it all works well except the two pots crackle when I turn…Continue

Dealing with hum...

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH Sep 22. 6 Replies

Now we are in water FAR over my head...Friend gave me an old Brownsville 15G amp. So, since I just wired up my Psycho box, let's see how it goes.Lots of hum.  Amp works, Psycho works, though I think…Continue

Copper foil tape as shield.

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne May 2. 5 Replies

Trying to "hum-proof" my latest build and read somewhere that the jack output leads should be shielded. Can't get shielded cable so am considering wrapping the wires with copper foil tape. I imagine…Continue

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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.

Comment by BrianQ. on September 25, 2019 at 6:59pm

That only happens if you’re using an older un-regulated power supply, all modern wall warts that are meant for musical use, are regulated & have those anti- reverse polarity/noise filtering stages in them? I like the Danelectro & Boss adapters, they’re clean, regulated & affordable? $20 or less?

Comment by KOOL DOG HOOCH on September 25, 2019 at 5:19pm

If you get a hum from the a.c. adapter you may have to put a filter inline.

Comment by BrianQ. on September 25, 2019 at 3:35pm

You can just cut the battery snap off  & solder the wires to a DC jack, prolly take ya a whole minute or so? 

Comment by Denis U on September 25, 2019 at 12:35pm

You can have an amp that plugs in to a 9V adapter OR runs off a battery. It's the standard way that most pedals work.

I did it on an LM386 amp and it works fine. It means I can take it on my travels with no need for the AV bow and save weight. I have an output socket as well as an internal speaker and was amazed at the quality and volume out of a 2x12 cabinet.

Comment by Kevin Keating on September 25, 2019 at 11:58am

Yes, plugged in.  I'd like to avoid using a battery if that's feasible.  If not, then I'll change it around to 9VDC with an AC adapter.

Comment by BrianQ. on September 25, 2019 at 11:39am

When you say AC, you mean plugged in without a battery right? Low volt amps/effects run on DC? I think this is what you’re looking for? https://www.cbgitty.com/cigar-box-guitars-more/amplifiers-accessori...

 

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Output method

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH Sep 22. 5 Replies

Creackle from Volume and Tone pots

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH Sep 22. 4 Replies

Dealing with hum...

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH Sep 22. 6 Replies

Copper foil tape as shield.

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne May 2. 5 Replies

Why have a switch?

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by ILL GREEN Apr 12. 3 Replies

Problem with second-hand amp.

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne Apr 2. 5 Replies

Added the CB Gitty “Psycho Knob”

Started by Tim Pannabecker. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 8. 16 Replies

Lipstick pickup and Telecaster neck pickup. What goes where?

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Mar 1. 12 Replies

Wiring CB Gitty Black Ice Single Coil

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by ILL GREEN Jan 9. 5 Replies

Minimal effect from volume or tone pot

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 21, 2018. 9 Replies

Problem posting discussion

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 17, 2018. 2 Replies

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

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 25, 2018. 20 Replies

two picksups - both or separate

Started by Reynhard Boegl. Last reply by Reynhard Boegl Sep 27, 2017. 8 Replies

Psycho knob

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by bizzaro guitaro Sep 19, 2017. 4 Replies

Psycho knob install

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by bizzaro guitaro Sep 19, 2017. 13 Replies

Psycho knob

Started by bizzaro guitaro Sep 18, 2017. 0 Replies

I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy!

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Aug 18, 2017. 46 Replies

Capacitor

Started by Rose Ericson. Last reply by Rose Ericson Jul 8, 2017. 2 Replies

Wiring A Dual Rail Pickup into A Cbg

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 2, 2017. 5 Replies

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