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Pickup options for license tag reso guitars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson Nov 9, 2018. 19 Replies

Can anyone tell me their experience with the best pick up for License plate guitars?Continue

Railrunner bridge pick up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robbie Nov 5, 2018. 5 Replies

If anyone has used one of these in their builds how did you attach the bridge to the box? Did you glue it? Screw it? Would like to know the best option before attach it to the box thank you.Great…Continue

Mixing a magnetic single pole pick up with a piezo pre amp from cb gitty

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 15, 2018. 2 Replies

So I have a request from a musician to make a CBG with a piezo preamp and a single pole magnetic. I cannot figure out how to wire this as the preamp has a input jack already attached as does the…Continue

Installing a snake oil mini humbucker which inludes the tone and volume harness already attached.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robbie Apr 26, 2018. 8 Replies

Hi guys and gals, Do I have to ground the mini humbucker if it comes with the tone and volume already harnessed in? Thanks for your help!Continue

 

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Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"You in the US carry on doing your own thing Christopher, we in the UK eventually follow suit anyway don't we? After all, it's only taken us about 100 yrs to cotton to CBG's lol :D"
Nov 9, 2018
Christopher G Daniels replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"Thanks! Cooking foil is sooo... CBG. I'm still stuck in the mode of: how do I set this thing up with a digital preamp? I'm not even sure if "tinfoil" was ever made of anything but aluminum- and why don't we in the States…"
Nov 9, 2018
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"that's great news and I am looking forward to a few builds in that direction! Thanks again."
Nov 8, 2018
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"Robbie, you (& Korrigan) may remember I was installing a dual rail humbucker into the steel plate guitar. For your info I have had all sorts of unwanted buzzing, poor output etc from it which I didn't get when installing a humbucker into…"
Nov 8, 2018
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"Great thoughts! After all, it is the sound that we personally like that we are all looking for. Some different than others. Mounting the magnetic pup under the plate sounds less intrusive on the plate but much more intrusive on the neck cutout for…"
Nov 8, 2018
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"Something new again! Thank you for the idea!"
Nov 8, 2018
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"Wow never knew ! Thank you!"
Nov 8, 2018
Christopher G Daniels replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"wow, sorry to reply to my own question, but I packed a lot in there, I really should start my own question, but to explain parts where I got a little fuzzy: 1. By "two different instruments"- I mean CBGs with electromagnetic pickups and…"
Nov 8, 2018
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Nov 7, 2018
Christopher G Daniels replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"wait a sec!- I'm a raw beginner and trying to understand the difference with piezos. From what I understand, regular electromagnetic pickups only pick up vibrations from metal strings. That's why you can make an electric guitar from a…"
Nov 7, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"Robbie, no need to cut the plate for a pup, just mount it UNDER the plate, barely touching and you can pick and chose to suit, it will pick up string and plate vibrations very well, and much more adjustable than a pup through the plate"
Nov 7, 2018
Korrigan replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"Here's a link."
Nov 6, 2018
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"I found all this information very valuable. I too, hate the thought of cutting into a plate for a pick up. MGB Mini Box buckers I have to look up. thanks a million everyone. I think I'll be going with magnetic pick up."
Nov 6, 2018
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"More good advice thank you Korrigan. In my case no option now :)     ~~~ Robbie sorry didn't mean to hi-jack this post but I hope you find the info valuable"
Nov 6, 2018
Korrigan replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"The first one I made with a single coil sized rail humbucker and it was a pain in the butt. The next 3 with MGB mini box buckers. It's so much easier not to have to cut the plate, box and neck.  : )"
Nov 5, 2018
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson replied to Robbie's discussion Pickup options for license tag reso guitars
"Sounds like good advice Brian thank you. I forgot to say that they all sound good acoustically but the steel plate beats the others hands down & sounds old school. If I was to make any more i'd certainly source older steel plates."
Nov 5, 2018

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