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Vintage phone handset microphone...

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Mar 22, 2020. 1 Reply

These things...Per Shane's recipe, VERY simple conversion to lo-fi mic.DO IT! SUPER easy, SUPER awesome!Continue

Does this work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Pobog Mar 9, 2020. 5 Replies

Is this a viable pup design for a homemade pup from a transformer coil? It's supposed to be a cbg 3/4 string rail single coil.…Continue

Electrical questions...

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Pobog Mar 6, 2020. 2 Replies

Per my previous post about stomp boxes, I (as usual) fixate and then proceed without having a clue as to what I am doing.I've watched a few vids, about both speaker-driven stomp boxes as well as…Continue

Let's talk about stomp boxes...

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Pobog Mar 9, 2020. 6 Replies

Let’s talk about stomp boxes… Made one with piezo, and was completely underwhelmed. Not ready to blame the piezo, but maybe. I think could have been other issues too. So,…. 1. The box. Large,…Continue

 

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BrianQ. replied to James Pobog's discussion Jetslide
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Robert Bryan replied to James Pobog's discussion Jetslide
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John Sawyer replied to James Pobog's discussion Vintage phone handset microphone...
"you can also cut down the handset and make it a bullet mic..."
Mar 22, 2020
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Does this work?
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François replied to James Pobog's discussion Does this work?
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Vintage phone handset microphone...

These things...Per Shane's recipe, VERY simple conversion to lo-fi mic.DO IT! SUPER easy, SUPER awesome!See More
Mar 9, 2020
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Does this work?
Mar 9, 2020
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Let's talk about stomp boxes...
"I'm kinda going that way, I have a bunch of small speakers, from some small 1x2 ovals to a big 6 inch heavy sub woofer, and a couple tweeters and lots in between. I also picked up a vouple plastic cases, sort of like small…"
Mar 9, 2020
David L. replied to James Pobog's discussion Let's talk about stomp boxes...
"I got a good result from a large wooden  with a box 5 inch 8W speaker glued in one corner to the back and two piezo discs glued to the lid. Wiring them with a blend pot gave a good variation in sound. Using the two different types of microphone…"
Mar 9, 2020
Southern Ray replied to James Pobog's discussion Does this work?
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Southern Ray replied to James Pobog's discussion Does this work?
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Does this work?

Is this a viable pup design for a homemade pup from a transformer coil? It's supposed to be a cbg 3/4 string rail single coil.See More
Mar 7, 2020
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Electrical questions...
"Sure thing..."
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At 7:58pm on October 11, 2019, Ron Lutz said…

Hi James; thanks for reaching out.  Hopefully these comment will help.  Cool that you are building the baritone, it will surely be great. yes, I find the hollow body approach worthwhile although I am still experimenting with it. My effort is to have an adequate acoustic sound and still keep a relatively slim profile, so I continue to mess with different designs as I would suggest that you also do.  I even retrofitted a broken acoustic guitar with lap steel 4 string board on top and it sounded great.  just doing that gave me some more ideas.  As far as the A headstock I just visually laid it out with the angle hopefully keeping the string alignment reasonably straight.  I suspect there are templates on line by other builders, but so far I like the simplicity of what I am doing now although on a couple 4 stringers I have used a slanted 4 in a row configuration which I also like.  I did make a 4 string baritone lap steel from a water ski and tuned it to C. that works fairly well.  On those I also configure a resonator box to attach to the bottom of the ski, board, and so far have not used volume or tone.  using output jack only again to keep things simple.  Many of the players I build for are perfectly happy with that.  Less to go wrong electronically.  Hope this helps.   Nice to be able to communicate with other builders.  Write again with any other questions or thoughts.

Ron

At 10:28pm on October 10, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Here’s that info about the tuner measurements, the headstock template is in there, scroll down a bit? https://www.buildyourguitar.com/resources/lapsteel/index.htm

At 3:07pm on September 24, 2019, BrianQ. said…
At 4:14pm on September 13, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Saw this & I thought of you? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PHI2jaLzWfY

At 8:00am on September 8, 2019, Poorness Studios said…

I've enjoyed helping you with some of your builds. You've got some good ideas. I think you'll end up being a top notch builder. I sent a friend request too.

At 4:06pm on August 26, 2019, BrianQ. said…

I feel you about the neck, that’s why I recommend Glenn’s video, he shows how super easy it can be if shown properly? Good luck on your builds ;)

At 3:42pm on August 26, 2019, BrianQ. said…

James, you said you had failed at building a cbg some years back. Don’t know what plans you followed, but here’s  a video of the easiest way to build a cbg, he gives all the measurements, plus shows you how in real time? Happy building :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8&t=991s

 
 
 

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