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Break angle for bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH Jul 17. 28 Replies

Im working on a build for someone out of a wine bottle box. The guys adamant about not covering the logo and just doesn't seem to understand where the bridge has to go based on the scale length.  Its…Continue

Roland Micro Cube speaker upgrade

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Hi, i recently got a used micro cube for $40. It works but sounded like crap, breaking up and complete distortion anywhere near 1/2 volume. I pulled it apart and found a tear in the speaker, searched…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Fantacone Box Works Jul 14. 5 Replies

Im trying to figure out how to get thru this forum.At the bottom of "Discussions" do you "Reply" to add to the whole topic or are you replying to the person ahead of you?How do you add photos?ThanksContinue

 

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Jerry Jordan commented on Fantacone Box Works's blog post Mag pickup help
"i would say put it on a multimeter to see if its shorted or open.,.,one break in the hair thin wire,., or a short in the coil would lead to a dead pickup.,.,I have gotten lucky in the past and found the break on the outside layer of the coil., I…"
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"Thanks Taffy, ill spend some time on it before it goes in the extra parts box. I ordered a new one to finish my build for now.  Mike"
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"Hi Fantacone, try looking for a dry solder joint first, and check your lead and jack plugs. Taff"
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Fantacone Box Works commented on Fantacone Box Works's blog post Mag pickup help
"Well im gonna call it and say the coils bad. I rewired it straight to the jack and got it to work for a second then nothing. You should be able to take it out of the packet, plug it in and get noise, right?"
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Mag pickup help

I have a cb gitty delta 3 pole pickup harness wired to the jack. I tried to add a volume knob but im not getting any sound? Is it as simple as adding a knob to a piezo? Ive done that without a problem. Also how close to the strings does the pickup need to be? ThanksSee More
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Mag pickup help

Posted on December 1, 2019 at 7:26pm 5 Comments

I have a cb gitty delta 3 pole pickup harness wired to the jack. I tried to add a volume knob but im not getting any sound? Is it as simple as adding a knob to a piezo? Ive done that without a problem. Also how close to the strings does the pickup need to be? 

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