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How do I solder a rod piezo to a jack?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 21. 8 Replies

I’m brand new to making cigarbox guitars. I’m on my second one. I’ve been reading everything I can about how to put a rod PIezo under the saddle. I bought the Piezo and the Jack in the picture. I cut…Continue

 

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BrianQ. replied to Jon's discussion How do I solder a rod piezo to a jack?
"That’s a rod piezo? I bought that same one from gitty, really only 1/4” shorter than a regular one? a ribbon piezo is a speaker element used for tweeters? Piezo film pickup is thinner like a ribbon & is usually rolled lengthwise…"
Nov 21
KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to Jon's discussion How do I solder a rod piezo to a jack?
"Instead of messing with rod piezos, try the bowtie(ribbon, violin) style. It's placed between the bridge and top. No groove to cut, cable is in the middle and best of all no chance of killing the thing (shorting out) by trimming it down. No…"
Nov 20
Jon replied to Jon's discussion How do I solder a rod piezo to a jack?
"Thanks a lot for the insights and for taking time to reply. I appreciate it."
Nov 18
Jon replied to Jon's discussion How do I solder a rod piezo to a jack?
"Thanks for the info and for taking the time to respond."
Nov 18
BrianQ. replied to Jon's discussion How do I solder a rod piezo to a jack?
"FYI- a guitar cable is soldered the same & has the same connections as the schematic above.     Tip touches the inner contact & ring touches the outer contact?                    …"
Nov 18
BrianQ. replied to Jon's discussion How do I solder a rod piezo to a jack?
"Red - Signal/ Positive  Green - Braid/Ground"
Nov 18
Tom T replied to Jon's discussion How do I solder a rod piezo to a jack?
"The catalogue page for this jack on Gitty states that "The shorter of the two solder lugs that protrude from the base of the jack is the one to wire your positive lead to, if you intend to use this with mono plugs." That indicates that the…"
Nov 18
BrianQ. left a comment for Jon
"Welcome to the nation, the Resources tab is highly recommended as is the cigar box guitar.com archives towards bottom right of the page? Cheers :)"
Nov 18
Jon replied to Jon's discussion How do I solder a rod piezo to a jack?
"When I reread the first paragraph I thought maybe it wasn’t completely clear. What I really need to know is where do the braided wire and the coated wire attach to the Jack?"
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It seems like there are 1 million ways to make a cool one

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At 11:19am on November 18, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation, the Resources tab is highly recommended as is the cigar box guitar.com archives towards bottom right of the page? Cheers :)

 
 
 

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