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"Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. I'm going to try replacing a mini-humbucker on one of my recently made units with a better quality 6 pole PUP. I'll record a bit on the original and see how the modified…"
"Music stores that do repairs and upgrades on factory instruments often save the take-off parts and sell them pretty cheap. I haven’t actually used any of the 3 or 4 string pups, nor have I tried a piezo in a cbg. I also haven’t built…"
the quest for a particular sound or something unique and unexpected, is what fascinates me. What I have learned and experienced here, from these great and innovative builders and players has been a blessing.
most recently I have used the…"
"Hi Arthur, others on here will give a more detailed opinion, but here is what I have found.
The 3 string pickups I have used are dirt cheap, that's why I use them for guitars that a beginner or occasional player might use. For a better sound I…"
"6 string, 4 string, 3 string, it doesn't really matter. They will all work. The sound will vary by the box and stiffness of the neck. They all have their own voice and the sound may well be better from a cheap 3 string box than a high roller…"
Hi All,I've made a number of CBG's over the past 12 months or so and believe that with each one the actual build is getting better. However, I continue to be disappointed with the sound. There is never the clarity, particularly on the bottom string but also on the others, that I can get with a six string pickup instrument. I have used a number of different pick-ups but they all have one thing in common, they are all made specifically for 3 string instruments.I have a Roland amp and a six string…See More
"When you spray inside the pot, work the knob vigorously to help seat the sweep arm into the resistance material( whether it be wire wound or carbon material) the crackle is produced by the slightest uneven surface. Dirt usually from unclean assembly…"
"Shielding the inside of the box can be necessary To help with feedback, electrical fields in a stage setting and RF issues.
A lot of musicians will shield the cavities of their guitars(solid and hollow body).
You can use the copper foil to cover the…"