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Comment by gary herget on March 15, 2019 at 7:58pm

7years already, time does fly when you're havin' fun!!

Comment by smilingdog1 on March 15, 2019 at 6:26pm

Thanks guys, tomorrow the news team will be at the club meeting over at the roadhouse and I'm getting ready with a few builds in the shop! Interesting topic. I have experimented around a lot with PU positioning and adding those wafer thin earth magnets which actually work well but create a high gain.

Comment by Dave Lynas on March 15, 2019 at 12:15pm

Great painting! I love the artwork around the festival! The mural in the roadhouse too!

i’ve just Put a BoxBucker into my latest build under the wood top. It’s picking up great with nothing showing on top. I have it snug under the wood in a wood enclosure (all 1/8 inch scraps) in the neck position. Slightly microphonic but it sounds beautiful. Sound sample in videos and photos of the mounting in pics.

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 15, 2019 at 11:28am

Hi Terry , not sure why you posted this here  , but . ill answer your question .  The magnets are not needed if the strings are close enough to the pickup underneath . and a mag pickup WILL  still read strings through wood even 2/4  inch thick .The trick is to leave a small space so the pickup is not touching the lid . other wise you may get a micropgonic  / piezoish sound .  your tone may still be a bit "muddy " but some folks like muddy . 

  hope thAt helps .

Comment by Terry Brennan on March 15, 2019 at 11:06am

Hey...long time member/minimal poster here. Somewhere I read about mounting a three pole pickup under the soundboard and then placing 3 little round (3/16”?) magnets on top of the soundboard positioned over the poles. This apparently extends the magnetic range of the pickup. All that I can find are very strong little round magnets. Wuold these work? What would be an optimum distance between magnet and string? Are these extra magnets even needed (1/8” thick soundboard?) Really any information on this subject would be appreciated. Thanks.

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 14, 2019 at 11:41pm

:-D

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