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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 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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