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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 Tim Pannabecker May 13. 4 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

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

Why have a switch?

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

Up to now I've done all my own soldering etc but recently I've been looking on-line at pre-wired harnesses.   Almost all of them include a toggle switch.   Why would you need one with just one volume…Continue

Problem with second-hand amp.

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

 Hi All,I have a query about an amplifier I have just acquired, a second hand Roland Cube X20 . It’s in really good condition and all it’s features work fine but when I plug in the jack, before it’s…Continue

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Comment by Tracy Kennedy on April 26, 2010 at 9:44pm
Man I need something to plug it into. Im a builder, not a player
Comment by Mama Mojo on April 26, 2010 at 9:40pm
Probably, but it will be trail and error.... I'd give it a try before I just gave up on it....
Comment by Tracy Kennedy on April 26, 2010 at 8:43pm
Yep I have a few soldering irons, question is can it be repaired without ill effect?
Comment by Mama Mojo on April 26, 2010 at 8:03pm
Mr. Toad, the placement of the disks matters - keep them separate and equal in the box lid and you'll get the full benefits of using two piezos. you are trying to pick up the vibrations from a number of areas on the lid for the best results so keeping them separate will work best. If you look at my first build in my photos, you'll see the placement on my box lid - I did that after a lot of experimentation and also after buying another great sounding CBG that had a similar placement of the piezos.

Tracy, do you have a soldering iron? They are cheap, and you could easily reattach that lead.... you'll need it to securely attach the other ends to the jack anyway....
Comment by Tracy Kennedy on April 26, 2010 at 7:12pm
I read a CBG "how to" somewhere else on the net that said if "some" of the white crystal chips of during disassembly of the housing that it wouldnt effect its operation. Well after I disassembled the housing the red positive wire plum fell off the piezo element with a little bit of the white crystal substance. Now the question is can I solder the wire back on? I know I can just run on down to radio shack and buy another for a buck 49 but, Id rather save the money if I can.

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
 

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Output method

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker May 13. 4 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

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

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

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