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1st CBG and matching CBA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 26, 2018. 13 Replies

I've built a few electric guitars and a 5e3 clone valve amp so now I'm building a CBG and matching CBA. I have the cigar boxes (Cohiba) and an old 24.75" scale length neck in my collection.I have all…Continue

Looking for a Wiring Diagram

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Taylor Dec 18, 2017. 7 Replies

I am building a 6 string CBG with a gold foil humbucker near the neck and one or two piezo pickups, running through a preamp/buffer circuit.I want to use a push-pull on the volume pot to switch to…Continue

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Paul Craig replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"They are good pickups. Those Gold Foil clones either have the Ceramic or Alnico magnets instead of the rubberized magnets like the originals, but they sound close and a lot more affordable. ;)"
Mar 26, 2018
Mark Taylor replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"Both the boxes were sourced on eBay. Agree they're hard to get. I got lucky."
Mar 26, 2018
Mark Taylor replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"Sounds good. A cheapy from GFS."
Mar 26, 2018
Paul Craig replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"Those turned out nice. What brand Gold Foil pickup? How do you like it?"
Mar 25, 2018
Mark Taylor replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"Finished the CBA and strung up the CBG and intonated.  All good.  Very happy with the speaker which is a Visaton KT100-V 8 ohm. I chose it because its frequency response was very close to a 'normal" larger guitar amp driver.…"
Mar 25, 2018
Paul Craig replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"That's a good chip. I like the Ruby amp and I made a dual chip amp design based on the Ruby amp and Trotsky distortion pedal that's like a Ruby amp on steroids. I also like to use a Ruby "head" as a preamp through a 20watt PA amp…"
Mar 19, 2018
Timothy Hunter replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"Another Aussie, great. where did you get the boxes Mark? I'm having trouble finding boxes in Brisbane.  "
Mar 19, 2018
Mark Taylor replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"I bought the blank circuit board from Tayda Electronics and sourced the parts locally. I found a LM386N-3 on eBay in Oz to give me the full 1W."
Mar 18, 2018
Paul Craig replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"The CBG looks great. What Ruby variation for the amp?"
Mar 18, 2018
Korrigan replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"She's a beauty Mark, well done!"
Mar 18, 2018
Mark Taylor replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"Finished the CBG. Just need strings and setup.  Photos attached.  One of the pics shows the brace built for the middle with the two circular cutouts where I buried a couple of piezos i hot glue for under the bridge."
Mar 17, 2018
Keith Rearick liked Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
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Grandpa replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"Mark, good looking start. As for speakers, can't really advise you. I'll tell you that the Eminence speakers that came with my Foot Note amp kit sound pretty good to me, and others have commented positively on Eminence speakers within…"
Jan 28, 2018
Korrigan replied to Mark Taylor's discussion 1st CBG and matching CBA
"Looks like you're off to a great start Mark!"
Jan 28, 2018
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1st CBG and matching CBA

I've built a few electric guitars and a 5e3 clone valve amp so now I'm building a CBG and matching CBA. I have the cigar boxes (Cohiba) and an old 24.75" scale length neck in my collection.I have all thge parts ready and have starting marking up (pics attached). Will usexa couple of piezo pups under the bridge and blended with a humbucker in the neck position. The amp will use a Ruby variation. Searching for a high quality, suitable speaker driver to fit the box whilst providing a decent…See More
Jan 28, 2018
Mark Taylor replied to Mark Taylor's discussion Looking for a Wiring Diagram
"I bought 500k pots and a .022uF cap. Will put two piezos under the bridge (in hot glue?) wired in parallel to the buffer circuit. Should that work?"
Dec 18, 2017

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