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Started by Phil Farabough. Last reply by Phil Farabough Nov 10.
This is a proto type cigar box bass full scale with removable / interchangeable…Continue
Started by Patrick. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 8.
Hey folks. Thinking of building a CBG bass and I have a question or 2. Does it matter what kind of magnetic pickup I put in it? I mean is there one specific for basses? Also, does the 3 or 4…Continue
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bass strings, either the ead, or adg.......thanksContinue
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Just introducing myself from across the pond. Built a 4-string cigar box guitar now tackling a bass. Having great fun in learning and being able to practise skills required. Didn't realise how much…Continue
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That's really nice Phil. I like the idea of interchangeable "wings" to make it different when you feel like it.
The wiring and pickup choices sound interesting.
This proto type is a hollow body cigat box bass with removable body " wings "that can be interchanged with other styles and its a tone monster! The piezo controls have bass mid and high eq plus choirs reverb phase and delay. And the mag pu has a 5 band filter / boost. And the blend pot mixes both signals. ...crazy !
Welcome back, we’re here for ya’
Thanks for the add.I've been very inactive for over a year in regards to building CBGs and I've decided to try my hand at building a bass. I'll be lurking around trying to find some helpful info and ideas, and if I run into any problems I'm hoping you guys will help bail me out!
Okay, thanks Daniel.
use the 500k.
It's just a piezo to volume and to jack so far. I have a 1meg and a 500k pot, just wanted to know what people were using for bass. Had a magnet pickup inside the tin(it's a rezo-bass cookie tin), but that made the entire box into a pickup.
I added a piezo to a guitar with 2 single coil pickups, 5-way switch, volume, tone and jack. The singles were completely quiet.
just putting this out there: adding a piezo or more (on/off switch, just join neg/pos to the jack) to any magnetic pickup system really quiets everything down, when the piezo is on. it's a mystery. just add a disc or two, no need to make it complex.
500K pot value is fine for bass or guitar. usually 500K for humbuckers and 250 K for single coil. personal preference, just 500K pots chop off some higher frequencys.
magnetic or piezo? how is it wired now?
If I use a piezo, what is the best value pot to use for a volume pot?
It's a good question since you have to deal with the impedance issue.
Also, does anyone have any good schematics for adding a passive tone circuit for bass?
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