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basics of electrifying a cbg?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Aug 10. 2 Replies

Am starting out building cbg's and as I already have a small 20w amp and speakers will want to play around with making my noise loud.  I do not understand what type of pickup to use and whether a…Continue

Tags: electronics, pre-amp, piezzo

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Colin's discussion basics of electrifying a cbg?
"Let's get some answers first. Because you have lots of options here.  Are you looking for a simple clean sound? Do you want to use distortion and rock out?"
Aug 10
JL replied to Colin's discussion basics of electrifying a cbg?
"My 2 cents, get the red dot pickup from gitty. https://www.cbgitty.com/cigar-box-guitar-parts/the-red-dot-stick-on-pickup-button-for-cigar-box-guitars-more/ a piezo crystal makes electricity when it's vibrated, and you can plug that right…"
Aug 10
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basics of electrifying a cbg?

Am starting out building cbg's and as I already have a small 20w amp and speakers will want to play around with making my noise loud.  I do not understand what type of pickup to use and whether a pre-amp is needed nor do I know how to reach a conclusion.  So - an easy to follow intro would be appreciated. Tks.See More
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