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Cannibalizing Pickups for CBG Use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jan 3, 2018. 4 Replies

New member here, tons to learn. :) I've been gathering boxes and parts in prep for my first ever build (Ive got 15 wood boxes, an antique gas can and a flat military ammo box in the queue). I've…Continue

 

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Paul Croteau commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's event New Orleans CBG Fest: Build-Off Contest, DIY Forum & Shane Speal Seminar
"MAN, I wish I could attend. Haven't been to the Big Easy in quite a while... and I've got this crazy steampunk license plate guitar envisioned in my brain right now. Maybe if I can get it done I will make the road trip. :) "
Jan 8, 2018
JL replied to Paul Croteau's discussion Cannibalizing Pickups for CBG Use?
"They are just parts, 3 gits worth. Take a little cheap compass from a box of cracker jacks or similar and see which end, N or S, points at the top of the pickup.  On the double coil each should be different, that's your hummbucker. …"
Jan 3, 2018
Grandpa replied to Paul Croteau's discussion Cannibalizing Pickups for CBG Use?
"Sure 'nuff. A parts-boxer git,"
Jan 2, 2018
Paul Craig replied to Paul Croteau's discussion Cannibalizing Pickups for CBG Use?
"Pick is right, you can separate them into 3 guitars if you want. If you decide to use 2 in a guitar, use the middle pickup with either of the other 2 so you'll have hum-cancelling when using both."
Jan 2, 2018
the anonymous pick replied to Paul Croteau's discussion Cannibalizing Pickups for CBG Use?
"yup .  you can cut them up and get 3 .  the only real difference in some pickup sets is they have a different  rating designed for their position ,  but hardly even noticeable unless all in the same guitar .  hack away at…"
Jan 2, 2018
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Cannibalizing Pickups for CBG Use?

New member here, tons to learn. :) I've been gathering boxes and parts in prep for my first ever build (Ive got 15 wood boxes, an antique gas can and a flat military ammo box in the queue). I've ordered some parts from CB Gitty,purchased some pickups on ebay, and I've also found several cheap low-end electric guitars at pawn shops ($15 each) that I will part out. One of the guitars has three single coil pickups with the standard 5-way switch, dual tone knobs and single volume. Another has a…See More
Jan 2, 2018
Paul Croteau commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Introduce Yourself!
"Howdy from San Antonio, and happy new year! I'm a computer get by day and a musician/composer by night.Bought my first CBG about a year ago before I knew a thing about them.. A couple months ago I started watching YouTube videos and gathering…"
Jan 2, 2018
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We wanna know who you are! Where ya from? What'cha buildin'? This is a place for new members to introduce themselves and old 'uns to show 'em around.I'm Shane & I run the Nation. I'm glad you're here. Come on in and tune up!See More
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The joy of creating a musical instrument and the ease of playing them. Also the creativity of designing something unique.

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