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Electrics for a cigar box(ish) banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Mar 13. 7 Replies

Hello,This is my first post. I hope it's cigar box enough for this space. I think it's pretty close and is certainly 100% inspired by cigar box philosophy!I am planning a build of an electric banjo.…Continue

 

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Nate replied to Nate's discussion Electrics for a cigar box(ish) banjo
"Thanks guys. I'll look for a medium output humbucker then."
Mar 13
Paul Craig replied to Nate's discussion Electrics for a cigar box(ish) banjo
"EMG makes a humbucker for Banjo's. Stewmac has them."
Mar 11
François replied to Nate's discussion Electrics for a cigar box(ish) banjo
"I got thinking about this last night and I'm wondering if banjo strings would work well with a magnetic pickup?"
Mar 10
François replied to Nate's discussion Electrics for a cigar box(ish) banjo
"Years ago I built an electric canjo and used a piezo disk glued under the top. This gives probably the most natural sound as it picks-up the vibration from the drum. Wiring wise, I put a volume knob on it and that's it. The volume is wired in a…"
Mar 9
Paul Craig replied to Nate's discussion Electrics for a cigar box(ish) banjo
"If'your using a top similar to what a banjo uses, I would recommend a low output humbucker. If your using a solid type thick material top I would go with something in the medium output humbucker."
Mar 7
Nate replied to Nate's discussion Electrics for a cigar box(ish) banjo
"Thanks Taff. Good looking banjos. If love to hear them! I'm actually really into sustain. I don't play bluegrass style. So I hope mine has sustain, too. :)"
Mar 6
Taffy Evans replied to Nate's discussion Electrics for a cigar box(ish) banjo
"Hi Nate and welcome. All what you said sounds good, I'll let those that know better comment on the electrics. Pictured here are two banjos I built/converted with wooden tops, both cedar, they are thin so that they act like a banjo head. The…"
Mar 6
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"Thanks, Brian!"
Mar 6
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Electrics for a cigar box(ish) banjo

Hello,This is my first post. I hope it's cigar box enough for this space. I think it's pretty close and is certainly 100% inspired by cigar box philosophy!I am planning a build of an electric banjo. I'm going to use a vintage neck bolted to a cheap banjo pot/rim with a 3/4" piece of oak glued to the top. I'll use a banjo tailpiece and a banjo bridge, and I'd like to use a humbucker type pick up.While I'd be happy to hear any advice at all folks would like to offer, my main concern is the…See More
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"Welcome to the nation Nate"
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At 11:37am on March 6, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Nate

 
 
 

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