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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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Added the CB Gitty “Psycho Knob”

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

I just finished a 3 string. I added the “psycho Knob” from CB Gitty. when I try to get amplification, the PK must be on the pass through mode or in other words, no distortion or effects.  It should…Continue

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

Ready to start my next build and going through the planning stage at the moment. I’m trying to use up spare parts I already have rather than buying more stuff. Got to keep costs down.Here’s the…Continue

Wiring CB Gitty Black Ice Single Coil

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

Hello everyone, I had bought a Black Ice single coil from CB Gitty, (Not the black cube capacitor from Stewmac). I noticed it came with 3 wires; Red, White and Bare.  Last time I saw this kind of…Continue

Minimal effect from volume or tone pot

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

 I've just completed my third build (second with electronics) and have a problem., Both units have a mini humbucker pickup, volume and tone pots, both 500's. The first one I did had a 22 cap and,…Continue

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Comment by Fomhorach on August 6, 2016 at 12:01pm

I used a couple of layers of foam filled double sided tape, right onto the inside side wall.

Comment by Paul Craig on August 6, 2016 at 11:53am

Dennis U - I think most people attach their piezo to the resonator(inside of the bowl) with silicone or double sided tape rather than attached to wood and then attached to the bowl. You'll get less resonator influence with the wood block method. Just depends on what tone your after.

If want to use the wood block method, then the block will need a flat area to attach to or you'll need to make the block curved to fit the bowl. Silicone may not hold for long, I would use a couple drops of superglue so you can remove it later if you need to.

Comment by Paul Craig on August 6, 2016 at 11:39am

The soldering thing can be tricky, Both the wire and pot need to be clean and the protective coating removed from the area to be soldered on the pot. Sandpaper works fine.

The are on the pot does need to be heated for the solder to stick good enough, so I always use the side instead of the back so as not to damage the pot. Your soldered joint shouldn't have a balled up mess look to it( a cold solder joint), it should have a even flow puddle look to it. Always tug at the wire after it cools to make sure it's done.

Comment by Denis U on August 6, 2016 at 11:37am

I really like Duck's method for piezos and it seems like the more I know, the more questions I have. I am thinking about making a resonator using hand made box and a stainless steel dog bowl like this one

I'm thinking about using a biscuit bridge with the piezos in the base as Duck described. If I put a thin layer of silicone on the base of the bridge, will that interfere with the resonating that I hope the bowl will give me? That  leads me on to wonder where the sound comes from. If I make the the top of the box thicker than I'd expect to find on an standard cigar box, will that cut the acoustic sound, or is the sound going to be produced by the bowl to such an extent that the bowl produces overcome the wood thickness?

Comment by Paul Craig on August 6, 2016 at 11:28am

Fomhorach - You'll want to wire the piezo's in parallel. They are high impedance pickups, so wiring them in series makes it worse.

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on August 6, 2016 at 1:45am

Thanks to all for the comments on my build.  I've been really happy with the double piezo set ups, though I must admit I tried a P-90 and really love the sound it gives.  When I do the block mount with the piezos and pot them in with the clear silicone I use a putty knife and put a thin layer across the whole back side of the oak and let it dry so when it's set in place on the box it prevents it from sliding without gluing it to the box, simple and works well.

Here's a picture of the P-90 build. I really like how it came out.

Comment by Fomhorach on August 5, 2016 at 8:14pm

Great pictures duck.

Need to try this sometime. Maybe my next build. Planning on a 26-27 inch 4 stringer (waiting on my T profile bar) but I can drive forwards just now and create a nice bridge just like this. Are your pez's connected in parallel or series?

Comment by Dave Lynas on August 5, 2016 at 7:36pm
I've been ganging my wires for grounds and doing it with one joint. Les times heating the pot. Seems to work good.
Comment by Dave Lynas on August 5, 2016 at 6:00pm
Thanks Wayfinder. I learned some good info. I've been holding my pen on the pot back for a long time then adding the solder. Might explain why sometimes my work doesn't work. I'll try the quick method. I like quick!
Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on August 5, 2016 at 10:44am

Thanks for explaining Wayfinder. I was meaning potting as in getting the silicone amount right to avoid hearing everything including the hand moving up and down the neck. Also placement for best results. I just struggle with all of it. I enjoy all the building stuff though so it's all good.

Hey Thomas. That's a cool set up there. I saw some piezo discs on eBay that are encased in maple and have a sticky side for attaching. He had a video track showing how they sound too. Even had the jack socket attached. Bonus. £10 and a nice guy too. Your method looks amazing though and total genius. I'm going to give that a try next time I use a piezo. Thanks for sharing it. Very generous and helpful.

 

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