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Irritating noise through amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Aug 20. 8 Replies

hi,i’ve built 4 CBGs now, all with pickups of some design, but I tend to play, and I use the term loosely, acoustically. However I plugged my latest project into the amp built with the CB Gitty kit,…Continue

String query

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Myers Apr 6. 3 Replies

Has anyone used non metallic strings in their CBGs? If so were they satisfied with results?Continue

Jack socket wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 10. 5 Replies

I’ve purchased a preamplifier which I intend to use externally for several piezo builds. I’ll eventually mount it in a wooden box but in the meantime I’m making use of a small cardboard box. I’ve…Continue

Piezo advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Dec 30, 2020. 4 Replies

i have built several CBGs but still consider my first attempt as my best effort. However, My build included a piezo pick up wired directly to the jack. I didn’t realise how sensitive it would be and…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Irritating noise through amp
"Hi, did you find out what was causing the noise, would be interested to know what you found out? Taff"
Aug 20
Korrigan replied to Michael Myers's discussion Irritating noise through amp
"If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million. Let's hear it. :-)"
Aug 6
Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion Irritating noise through amp
"Hi, no there’s a good 7-8mm clearance."
Aug 6
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Irritating noise through amp
"Hi, strings not hitting pickup?? Taff."
Aug 6
Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion Irritating noise through amp
"It’s a pickup purchased from a reputable source here in the UK, as was the pre-wired pots and jack. However they were purchased separately and all I had to do was solder the pickup leads to the volume pot."
Aug 6
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Irritating noise through amp
"Was it a pre-wired pickup, what pickup was it, can we see some pics of the wiring at least?"
Aug 6
Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion Irritating noise through amp
"Actually it’s a humbucker with tone & volume pots."
Aug 6
Timothy Hunter replied to Michael Myers's discussion Irritating noise through amp
"from the description of the noise im guessing its a piezo pickup ? You may need to add a cap across the output jack. Glen did a video on this a while ago..."
Aug 6
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Irritating noise through amp

hi,i’ve built 4 CBGs now, all with pickups of some design, but I tend to play, and I use the term loosely, acoustically. However I plugged my latest project into the amp built with the CB Gitty kit, and when I pluck a string I get a loud “quack” before the string rings out. I have earthed all of my strings and bridge. Can anyone diagnose my problem and, hopefully, supply a solution.See More
Aug 5
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Hard metal bridges in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi, using a metal bridge designed for solid body electric guitars, a hardtail bridge, would compromise acoustic propities I would think. But to answer your question. Using a bridge plate in the bridge area glued inside the top/lid, use bolts and…"
Jul 29
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Hard metal bridges

I’ve noticed  some builders advertising CBGs with hard metal bridges as electro-acoustic. Does anyone have experience of using hard metal bridges with strings threaded through from an anchored point? If so how is the bridge fixed to the lid while maintaining the acoustic properties?See More
Jul 22
Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion String query
"Thanks Brian"
Apr 6
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion String query
Apr 6
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion String query
"Nylon or Nylgut strings sounds great also fishing  & weedwhacker line, type your query in the Search box at the top of the page for all of the past discussions on the topic? Good luck :)"
Apr 6
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String query

Has anyone used non metallic strings in their CBGs? If so were they satisfied with results?See More
Apr 6
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Jack socket wiring
"Hi Michael, this may be easier to understand. Cheers Taff"
Jan 10

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At 11:35am on November 1, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation, check out the Resources tab for build plans & play info, as well as YouTube channel of Glenn Watt & Del Puckett. Join some groups too. Here’s something for you to think about? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8&t=29s

 
 
 

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