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String query

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Myers Apr 6. 3 Replies

Has anyone used non metallic strings in their CBGs? If so were they satisfied with results?Continue

Jack socket wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 10. 5 Replies

I’ve purchased a preamplifier which I intend to use externally for several piezo builds. I’ll eventually mount it in a wooden box but in the meantime I’m making use of a small cardboard box. I’ve…Continue

Piezo advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Dec 30, 2020. 4 Replies

i have built several CBGs but still consider my first attempt as my best effort. However, My build included a piezo pick up wired directly to the jack. I didn’t realise how sensitive it would be and…Continue

Bolt Bridges #2

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Jul 3, 2020. 4 Replies

Like many people I use bolt bridges. however recently I've been concentrating on finger picking and find that, quite often, either of the G strings will slip across the threads. My current bridge has…Continue

 

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Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion String query
"Thanks Brian"
Apr 6
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion String query
Apr 6
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion String query
"Nylon or Nylgut strings sounds great also fishing  & weedwhacker line, type your query in the Search box at the top of the page for all of the past discussions on the topic? Good luck :)"
Apr 6
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String query

Has anyone used non metallic strings in their CBGs? If so were they satisfied with results?See More
Apr 6
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Jack socket wiring
"Hi Michael, this may be easier to understand. Cheers Taff"
Jan 10
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Jack socket wiring
"A picture would tell the story a lot better?"
Jan 10
the anonymous pick replied to Michael Myers's discussion Jack socket wiring
"if you are describing what i think you are , and its a mesh sheilded wire . you need to use the  mesh itself as the 4 th wire . ie : making your jack wire a 2 wire cord  at that end . tip , solder coat it first . it will want to pull…"
Jan 9
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Jack socket wiring
"Hi, I think you will find that the jack is wired to also switch the battery on /off as you plug in/out. I would wire mono at the guitar and stereo at you p/a box. You'll need two sockets, one mono one stereo. Taff"
Jan 9
Southern Ray replied to Michael Myers's discussion Jack socket wiring
" I've long wondered this, (not enough to look, obviously)."
Jan 9
Michael Myers posted a discussion

Jack socket wiring

I’ve purchased a preamplifier which I intend to use externally for several piezo builds. I’ll eventually mount it in a wooden box but in the meantime I’m making use of a small cardboard box. I’ve removed the piezo rod and wired it’s cable to a 1/4 inch jack as the input. However when I connected everything the result was nothing. On checking the set up I noticed that the supplied output Jack seems to be wired differently, possibly stereo. It has a red wire soldered to the same lug as the earth,…See More
Jan 9
the anonymous pick replied to Michael Myers's discussion Piezo advice
Dec 30, 2020
Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion Piezo advice
"I actually laid down a cushion of hot glue and embedded my piezo into it. I’m going to take the advice of both of you and have ordered a pre amp module which I’ll probably mount into a small box. Thanks for your response."
Dec 30, 2020
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Piezo advice
"Lots of builders, including myself, like to encapsulate the piezo into a bottle cap using hot glue before mounting inside the box, granted you are using the round piezo elements? Sandwiching the element between 2 pieces of wood with glue is also an…"
Dec 30, 2020
Timothy Hunter replied to Michael Myers's discussion Piezo advice
"one way is to use one of the piezeo preampf for acoustic guitars. if you dont want to add one to every guitar you make then there is a tutorial on here somewhere where  a preamp was put into a very small cigarbox and used as a pedal.. best of…"
Dec 30, 2020
Michael Myers posted a discussion

Piezo advice

i have built several CBGs but still consider my first attempt as my best effort. However, My build included a piezo pick up wired directly to the jack. I didn’t realise how sensitive it would be and was rather dismayed when it picked up every bit of percussion, even the tails on my string rattling before I trimmed them down. Can anyone suggest how I can modify the build to try and filter out the extraneous noises.See More
Dec 30, 2020
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Bolt Bridges #2
"+1 on slotting"
Jul 3, 2020

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At 11:35am on November 1, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation, check out the Resources tab for build plans & play info, as well as YouTube channel of Glenn Watt & Del Puckett. Join some groups too. Here’s something for you to think about? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8&t=29s

 
 
 

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