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Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Dec 18, 2018. 11 Replies

I've been trying to post a discussion on the "Wiring and Electronics" page for the last two days but keep getting the message  "We're sorry, we are having an issue with this page. Follow this link to…Continue

 

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ILL GREEN replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Why have a switch? in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Couple of ways to have a no-toggle-switch guitar. But all root to how the pickups were made. One should be north and the other, south. Both can be wounded the same direction. The positive becomes the ground and the negative becomes the hot of one…"
Apr 12
Arthur Payne replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Why have a switch? in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Thanks Brian.   Why didn't I think of that!!"
Apr 11
BrianQ. replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Why have a switch? in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"I’m sure it’s meant for more than one pickup, is it not? Something to remember, a picture is worth a thousand words?"
Apr 10
Arthur Payne added a discussion to the group CBG wiring & electronics.
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Why have a switch?

Up to now I've done all my own soldering etc but recently I've been looking on-line at pre-wired harnesses.   Almost all of them include a toggle switch.   Why would you need one with just one volume and one tone pot?   Do they serve a useful purpose?See More
Apr 10
Arthur Payne replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Problem with second-hand amp. in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Many thanks to all for their suggestions.   Yes, it was the cord.   A quick solder job and all is fine."
Apr 2
Paul Craig replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Problem with second-hand amp. in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Since it's making a good bit of racket before the guitar is plugged in, I think your problem is the cord or amp jack being loose or bad ground connection. It's not uncommon to get a little noise in tube amps, but solid state shouldn't…"
Apr 1
BrianQ. replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Problem with second-hand amp. in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Yes pick, all amps made in the last 30yrs are specifically made to not have grounding issues. with that said, check the obvious: Guitar wiring-pickups,switches,pots&output jack. Also check your cable, this is why people spend too much on…"
Apr 1
the anonymous pick replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Problem with second-hand amp. in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Easy steps first .  You may get alot of suggestions here ,  some involving taking the amp apart etc .. before you  try any of this , try plugging it into a different location in the house .(or extension cord to another outlet) many…"
Apr 1
Edgel R Gillespie II replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Problem with second-hand amp. in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Last time I had a similar problem like this, I went through all the grounds first. Meaning, the first ground was the output jack on the guitar. That fixed one situation. The next problem was the cord, I resoldered both plug heads on the cord I was…"
Apr 1
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Problem with second-hand amp.

 Hi All,I have a query about an amplifier I have just acquired, a second hand Roland Cube X20 . It’s in really good condition and all it’s features work fine but when I plug in the jack, before it’s connected to the guitar, I get a distinct hum. This almost disappears when I hold the the other end of the lead - except if I touch the jack tip – then it really screams.The hum also almost disappears if I touch any metal part of the amp.When it’s connected to the guitar the hum is still there but…See More
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Arthur Payne added a discussion to the group It Goes To 11
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Problem with second-hand amp.

Hi All,I have a query about an amplifier I have just acquired, a second hand Roland Cube X20 .  It’s in really good condition and all it’s features work fine but when I plug in the jack, before it’s connected to the guitar, I get a distinct hum.   This almost disappears when I hold the the other end of the lead - except if I touch the jack tip – then it really screams.The hum also almost disappears if I touch any metal part of the amp.When it’s connected to the guitar the hum is still there but…See More
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It Goes To 11

Amps, amplification, effects, hackwiring and general mayhem. Anarchists welcomeSee More
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Tim Pannabecker replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Hard- tail bridge question in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I’m new and experimenting and having a blast.  Hope you are too"
Feb 26
Arthur Payne replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Hard- tail bridge question in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks Tim, I'm building a couple more and still experimenting."
Feb 25
Tim Pannabecker replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Hard- tail bridge question in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I use the hard tail for mag pickup amplification.  I have also used individual roller bridges, since they are not platformed with a single base, they offer more individual articulation, on an acoustic/piezo build"
Feb 25

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