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Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Dec 18, 2018. 11 Replies

I've been trying to post a discussion on the "Wiring and Electronics" page for the last two days but keep getting the message  "We're sorry, we are having an issue with this page. Follow this link to…Continue

 

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Arthur Payne replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Hard- tail bridge question in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions Art."
Jan 6
Gus K replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Hard- tail bridge question in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"'Brightness' can also be affected by the depth of the box.  A thinner box tends to sound brighter than a deeper one."
Jan 5
Chuck Groves replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Hard- tail bridge question in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That’s how I did it.  Gluing wings on the neck under the bridge won’t affect tone.  The type of wood used in the neck and body and the style of attaching it does (neck through vs bolt on vs glue on).  Neck through tend to…"
Jan 4
Thomas "Duck" Petry replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Hard- tail bridge question in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Haven't used a hard tail bridge on any of my builds, but it seems as if by nature they spread the contact area of the bridge over a larger surface of the box and by doing so will dampen the vibrations passed to the top. I would think that they…"
Jan 4
Arthur Payne added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Hard- tail bridge question

On my latest build I used a hard-tail bridge for the first time. I had a couple of issues with it but with help from members of this forum got it all installed and the result is pretty good.   However, I do have another queryThe top of the box is quite thin, about 5mm. (just between 3/16" and 1/4") and I assumed that this would not support the tension of the strings if the bridge was screwed just to the top. This being the case I added a couple of wings to the neck just under the bridge and…See More
Jan 4
Paul Craig replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Minimal effect from volume or tone pot in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"On a side note, You can wire in a .047 cap between the neck pickup and the volume pot as a filter for bass to take out dark muddy tone. Usually only needed for higher output humbuckers in the neck position."
Dec 21, 2018
Arthur Payne replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Minimal effect from volume or tone pot in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"No, I only put a cap on the tone pot.   have changed the pots to a better brand and used a 250pot for tone with a 22 cap ans all is well !!   Thanks for your comments."
Dec 21, 2018
ILL GREEN replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Minimal effect from volume or tone pot in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Can you post a pic of your wiring? Yeah, you should solder a ground wire on top of the pots connecting each other. From what I read, you have caps for both tone and volume knobs? Usually the caps are for the tone pot.  They can make your tone…"
Dec 20, 2018
BrianQ. replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Minimal effect from volume or tone pot in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"It’s because Alpha pots are made in Thailand now, I stopped using them years ago? Cleaning a pot is just simply squirting cleaner into the cavity & rotating the shaft from end to end. You may need to repeat a few times? FYI don’t use…"
Dec 18, 2018
the anonymous pick replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Problem posting comments
"(Ning) , the platform cbn runs on , 'is having tech issues , they are working on the photo loading issues , Which should be fixed soon . and are investigating other issues , During the fixing process , expect some temporary effects to other…"
Dec 18, 2018
Paul Craig replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Minimal effect from volume or tone pot in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Try cleaning them out first like Brian suggested, there's how to videos on the net. I try to stay away from the mini pots because so many that I've bought ended up in the trash can. The larger Alpha pots are starting to become all useless…"
Dec 18, 2018
Arthur Payne replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Minimal effect from volume or tone pot in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Thank you everyone for your suggestions.   I think Paul may be right.   I haven't used really cheap parts but perhaps I shpould go up-market a bit."
Dec 17, 2018
BrianQ. replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Problem posting comments
"Shane said he’d look into it?"
Dec 17, 2018
David Bowes replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Problem posting comments
"I can not upload photos either, I have reported it."
Dec 17, 2018
Keith Rearick replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Problem posting comments
"Some posts, it won't let you like them either."
Dec 17, 2018
BrianQ. replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Minimal effect from volume or tone pot in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Have you tried cleaning the pots out yet?"
Dec 17, 2018

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