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CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd 6 hours ago. 12 Replies

I bought some of these pickups for a project guitar. These pickups are close to the same output as the original Danelectro pickups. They don't use the same magnets. Dano used Alnico VI and then…Continue

Cavity shielding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 4, 2020. 2 Replies

If you have a hollow body guitar or hollow cigar box guitar, you can have unwanted noise from many reasons. Electrical wiring in your home can be an issue, fluorescent lighting, fans, window unit…Continue

Guitar kits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 10, 2020. 10 Replies

Stewmac.com has some great 6 string guitar kits out. They have the Strat, Tele, SG, LP and LP Jr. kits and just recently added Little guitar kits. Now they have 16.3" scale little guitar kits in…Continue

 

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Carl Floyd replied to Paul Craig's discussion CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups
"A forum discussion on the pros & cons of wax vs varnish. Wax Potting vs Lacquer Potting.... (dimarzioforum.com)"
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Paul Craig replied to Cigar Box Nation's discussion Artistic Lap Steels Made from 2x4's (Videos + Pics)
"Well you know the old saying, "Your labor is cheaper than mine". Now if Gibson had made this they would be charging $999.99USD. ;)"
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Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups
"Your welcome and I hope it helps, just remember to go easy and slow with it as not to damage the coil wires."
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ILL GREEN replied to Paul Craig's discussion CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups
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Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups
"I have a small Crock Pot for Potpourri I plan on using to dip the pickups. Also thought about dipping the pickups in varnish like Gibson and Fender did back in the day."
Wednesday
Southern Ray replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
" I'll use wax as you suggested. Thank you! "
Wednesday
Taffy Evans replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Wax if you have it, or paint, anything that will dry hard-ish. Just to fill the endgrain. Taff"
Wednesday
Southern Ray replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Hey, Taffy, Thanks! What would I use to seal the ends?"
Wednesday
Taffy Evans replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Hi Ray, keep them stickered like you have in the photo and seal the end grain, and put a weight on top. Flatsawn timber will cup a lot easier than quarter-sawn timber. Taff"
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Carl Floyd liked Paul Craig's discussion CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups
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Southern Ray replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
" Speaking of which... The mahogany showed a little cupping so I sanded it with some 400 grit and put on some linseed oil, (only thing I had that I knew would help.), on it and it flattened back out in 24 hours. Should I put something on them to…"
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Southern Ray replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
Tuesday
Southern Ray replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
" Got my replacement camera in today and here are a couple of pics from it. This thing seems cloudier than the other. May just need a good lens cleaning... I hope, I hope. Anyway, here's a pic of the wood I got."
Tuesday
Southern Ray replied to Paul Craig's discussion CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups
" I enjoyed this thread and am looking forward to both of those others. Rather timely with the wax potting especially.. Going to be winding some hotter pickups soon and will probably have to start using the wax.  Thank you!"
Tuesday
Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups
"Not everyone needs to do this, but if they do need it they'll have a visual and read out to make it happen. I plan to show how to convert a dual rail minibucker into a real Firebird soon and how to wax pot pickups too."
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14 and more on the way
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The sound played with a slide.

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At 9:41am on June 15, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Paul Will do ! just like in many cases the hunt is nice'r than the kill! relocating these old songs and lyrics takes you to places and people that you never think about ,but verry much enriches your world and way of thinking ! be reading you !

At 8:30pm on June 13, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Hi Paul Thanks for the info on that timeless niffty lady Ruth Etting there are some nice recordings from her on the tube so the titel of the song is as old as 1913 ,my titel is the same but my lyrics are still verry differend  in relation to the ruth song all thow those lyrics are pretty cool themselfs thank you Paul for the input and efford appriciated !! bee reading you !

At 12:31pm on June 12, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thank you kindly for your vote & Like i trased the song back to Elvis presley

but thats not the song i sing in this version ,the theme is the same but the words are mine, who is that early blues guy that you credit this song to ? 

Greeeettssszz A.D.

At 6:34pm on September 23, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Thank you for your Like of approval ! Appriciated Greeettsszzz A.D.

At 2:12pm on July 6, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks for the like there paul ! appriciated!

At 4:57am on June 28, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Hi there Paul Thanks for the Like ! appriciated! good wall full of smooth gits !in the picture show !

At 6:59pm on May 8, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks for the Like Paul ! Greeettsszz A.D.

At 6:12am on May 8, 2018, John McNair said…

Ok, thanks and anytime!

At 2:25pm on April 15, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Hello there Paul ! Thanks for the Comments! Glad you liked it !

At 8:05am on March 11, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks! There is more to it then the eye meets!

 
 
 

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