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CBG wiring & electronics.

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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 Mr. Toad on April 14, 2010 at 1:09am
I have decided to use two piezos on my CBG. As far as the placement, should they be right next to each other or seperated or does it even matter sound wise?
Comment by Joe Indigent on March 24, 2010 at 4:40pm
although this is just my first build, I took some old packing foam from something i had shipped to me and hollowed it out. I got the piezo to sit nicely in it and it acts as a buffer for the noise from your hand and your voice. I wouldn't think this is the best way.... Just the way i did it. I will post some music up soon to have a basis to compare.
Comment by BigBog Cigar Box Guitars on December 17, 2009 at 6:49pm
I've just built my first CBG and super glued four piezos in it, each piezo has a different frequency, but lots of string slide grating noise and box noise when picking it up) I'll try the pads next time.
Comment by chris ekelman on December 17, 2009 at 11:03am
glad to be here.
Comment by David L. on December 15, 2009 at 10:34am
Hi Andy,

I stick my piezos down with "serious glue" from B&Q or Tescos (the bigger tube as the small one is too expensive for the amount you get) and use this to glue any bits of the guitar that need it - it gives a really strong bond (tight joints if clamped) but if a big blob is used for the pickup it goes a bit like silicone mastic and gives the bit of dampening that you need.

David
Comment by Soulcatcher & His DooFa Diddley on December 7, 2009 at 9:27am
Andy, i used a double sided sticky pad you can get them from any pound shop.
also they have about 2mm of sponge in the middle, there something like 20 in a pack.
Comment by Ben on December 7, 2009 at 7:57am
You're going to want to use something permanent but not too solid. I know that some people use a glob of silicone, some use hot glue. I'm experimenting with the sticky putty that you can use to hang posters, etc. on the wall. If you use something too solid, like super glue, it'll be extremely sensitive and you'll get plenty of noise every time you run your hand down the neck or anything like that. You've got to find the balance between being too live and too dead.
Comment by Andy Stone on December 6, 2009 at 5:02pm
I have got a 35mm - 1 and 3/8" (Inches are weird, I'm English so measure in mm)
peizo disc, an ex buzzer.I wasn't going to put a pick up in my uke but initial tests show that it sounds really good! I was wondering what you stick the disc down to the top with. I couldn't find a group for electrics so added one.
 

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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

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

Creackle from Volume and Tone pots

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne Nov 27, 2018. 3 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

Output method

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by Holly Hodson Oct 23, 2017. 2 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

Buzz or maybe humm

Started by Rose Ericson. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 12, 2017. 8 Replies

unbalanced pickups

Started by Don Tucker. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 30, 2016. 13 Replies

Guitar Tone Capacitor Shootout

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