Just placed a big order of supplies from CB Gitty. It will be a merry Christmas!
Have ordered the 3 string Delta pickup w Vol and Tone for my 2nd build that will be electric.
What are the favorite pickups out there I should check out?
The Matchbook has great reviews but seems expensive for my newbie builds.
MGBguitars.com has the Mini Box Buckers 2.0 and 4.0.....anyone tried these surface mounted pups?
I kind of like the idea of a combo Piezo at the bridge and Coil at the neck with a 3 position switch.
Open to ideas and opinions while I wait for my build supplies.
Jim / Codog
You have yours set up with a both type Pickups and a 3 way switch then?
On the Rod Piezo, I see most have a micro plug attached to the tail. Any idea why there is extra hardware? I assume you need to then have a female micro jack to a connector to the input jack to plug into to the amp. Am I right?
So is there a pre-wired set up for the combo Rod Piezo / Mag already to go? I did not see such an animal in CBGitty.
I don't mind learning to solder to set this up if not.
Also, I don't see many online options that have shielded wiring. A few but not many. Do you have issue with feedback and how do you deal with it?
Picks will be forthcoming as soon as I get this going. Need to learn to play too. Glad the holiday time is here. :) I see a few How to play books on CBGitty. Any suggestions, or did you come to the game with 6 string skills already?
with piezos I always use a pre amp. There are harnesses for mag/peizo setups. I line my box with aluminum shielding, some use copper, and there are shielded wiring products.
3 way switches are one way to manage the two pickups. I like two volume knobs to blend my two pickups, or to use them independently. Then I skip tone pots and go to a “phycho knob” or Artec QDD for tone and effects.
i came to the game with years of frustrated 6 string learning/frustration cycles. The 3 string GDg tuning is a different animal and much easier to play. It will also prepare you for the 6 string journey if you desire it.
There are many products outside the CB Gitty world. I hesitate to advertise other retailers, as that may be interpreted as anti CB. In fact, most of my builds use CB Gitty products.
That said, many of the products for 6 string guitars are interchangeable. Pickups, wiring harnesses, shielded wires, etc.
Thanks for the info.
Funny you should mention the bridge piezo rod, just watched a video on that and it looks great, but it seemed to have been custom built. I now see Gitty has one that I am grabbing a couple.
Which flat pups do you "love"? I think I like the smoother sounds, but so early in this rabbit hole, I prob don't know. LOL so many options. Soap Bar, Humbucker, Juke Shack, minis (they look pretty v flat). Are all flat pickups Humbucker by design?
Making your own pickups too? God my wife is gonna hate me and my new hobby. LOL