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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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Psycho knob install

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 31. 16 Replies

Hey out there, any wiring diagrams on psycho knob install in a guitar with vol.and tone pots? Thanks in advance

Splitting P-Bass pickups?

Started by John Mark Perchalski. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 30. 3 Replies

I vaguely remember mention of this on some youtube video, somewhere, in order to provide a 4-pole pickup for a 4-stringer, but I can't find the video in question and may even be misremembering who it…Continue

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Wickedbucker + Piezo +Volume Jack

Started by Adam Jellison. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 16. 7 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

Output method

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH Sep 22, 2019. 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

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Comment by Kevin Keating on September 25, 2019 at 7:09am

Im building a simple CB amplifier.  Sorry, im learning as i go.  Speaker is 5 watt, 8 ohm, so say a 2 or 3 watt amp.  I used an old MXR eq unit thinking it mite have its own amp but it doesnt.  It will AC only, NO battery!  It doesnt work at the moment because there is no amplifier circuit in it.  Does cbgitty have a simple 2 watt amp circuit for an AC only amp?  I cant seem to find one and would rather not buy something that wont do the job.  Thank you!

Comment by BrianQ. on September 16, 2019 at 1:20pm

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Comment by BrianQ. on September 6, 2019 at 9:02pm

People seem to need a resource for diagrams these days?

Comment by BrianQ. on September 6, 2019 at 9:01pm

Comment by Tim Pannabecker on May 14, 2019 at 2:22pm

BrianQ is right.  Learning to check continuity with the ohm meter is a big part of this gig if you build amps or amplified guitars.  I’ve had to learn it, it is easy once you try.  Best of success

Comment by BrianQ. on May 14, 2019 at 1:02pm

Red probe to positive on pickup, Black probe to ground, switch the selector to 20K ohm resistance. You should get a reading between 3K-8K? One thing to think about, cellphone jacks are stereo, output jacks on passive guitars are mono, that may be the problem, check your wiring again? Good luck

Comment by HarleyTodd on May 14, 2019 at 11:51am

Thanks paul.  battery is good...amp is loud when i use it to play music with my phone.  i have checked over and over my wiring with several diagrams.  I now think the pup coil may be bad.  Its new, but who know.  I think I may try the multimeter thing (but don't know how) and may even just hook up a piezo i have instead of the coil to check that the wiring on the tone/vol knobs is ok.  Thanks again for your comment.  

Comment by Paul Craig on May 14, 2019 at 2:57am

The amp is plenty enough power for a guitar. Guitar's with passive electronics work on milliamps, so a 9volt aamp is plenty of power.

 Could be that the wires for the guitar hook up are reversed, something could be defective in that part of the amp circuit or the pickup could be defective.

Have you checked the pickup with a multimeter? Can you use the phone hook up with some kind of conversion plug adapter? Battery good and power getting to the amp circuit? any burn looking or smell to any components?

Comment by HarleyTodd on May 13, 2019 at 5:54pm

?  I have a 'altoids' amp (9v battery, lm386 chip, speaker) works fine for speaker when hooked to my phone.  Trying to wire up my first single coil pup electric.  i tink wiring is good.  but no sound from amp.  Can a altoid type 9 volt amp work on a electric guitar?  starting to think not enough juice to power it.  i get no sound out of speaker.  

Comment by Paul Craig on August 14, 2017 at 2:24pm

Thanks David. Haha

 

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Psycho knob install

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 31. 16 Replies

Splitting P-Bass pickups?

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Wickedbucker + Piezo +Volume Jack

Started by Adam Jellison. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 16. 7 Replies

Output method

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Creackle from Volume and Tone pots

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Why have a switch?

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by ILL GREEN Apr 12, 2019. 3 Replies

Problem with second-hand amp.

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne Apr 2, 2019. 5 Replies

Added the CB Gitty “Psycho Knob”

Started by Tim Pannabecker. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 8, 2019. 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, 2019. 12 Replies

Wiring CB Gitty Black Ice Single Coil

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by ILL GREEN Jan 9, 2019. 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

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

Started by bizzaro guitaro Sep 18, 2017. 0 Replies

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