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Overdrive and piezo pickups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Tish on Thursday. 8 Replies

How did you get your best crunchy overdriven tones out of a cbg with a piezo?   I don't generally prefer any more than a natural crunch.  Half the time, the amp is plenty, the rest of the time, I use…Continue

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Buying in bulk

My dad always said the same thing when he saw something marked at a way better than average price:  "how much for all of them?"  I have learned that you can buy 200 of something for just slightly more than 100.  If you're willing to buy all of somebody's stock, they will REALLY make it worth you're while as long as they are a halfway motivated seller.  I recently walked into a cigar shop with a table filled high with empty boxes.  $4 each or 2/$6.  I bought them all and saved a ton.  The owner…See More
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Orange blossom special

"just plain old whitewood board.  Nothing fancy."
9 hours ago
Rick Tish replied to Pim's discussion Hey there in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Looks good.  Good attention to detail and plenty of vibe going on."
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Orange blossom special

"Like the bridge and the clean install of the pickup. Is the fret board Maple?"
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Shellac

I've jumped in with both feet and bought shellac chips and mixed my own shellac.  It's easier to make than I thought.  I used the advice and instruction from Stew Mac videos and it was a great experience.  It's more labor intensive, but you can have a gorgeous finish built up in 2 days.  I've used shellac in the past, but it was from the can.  It took a lot longer to dry and cure.  The stuff I mixed myself dried completely in an hour and cured within 24 hours.  Nice.  Give it a shot.  You only…See More
Thursday
Rick Tish replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Bluetooth CBG amps
"I've considered doing a bluetooth speaker with a cigar box.  Parts are relatively cheap at Parts Express and I've seen some cood homemade bluetooth speakers."
Thursday
Rick Tish replied to Rick Tish's discussion Overdrive and piezo pickups
"I'll give it a shot.  It would be a slicker look than the p90s that I've been using.  It's hard to beat that p90 sound, though. . . "
Thursday
Jerry Jordan replied to Rick Tish's discussion Overdrive and piezo pickups
"Cut a circular impression right below the saddle on the neck just deep enough for the disk,., install upside down in a bed of hot glue,., you can cover or opt not to.,. A good strong signal right from the source helps,.,.. left of the saddle sounds…"
Thursday
Rick Tish replied to Rick Tish's discussion Overdrive and piezo pickups
"The plastic dip method would make for a cool look, although it would just be for me.  Sounds like it is going to pretty much involve damping the response from the vibrating top."
Thursday
Rick Tish replied to Rick Tish's discussion Overdrive and piezo pickups
"I've used piezos on a few builds, but then I switched over to magnetic pickups from the old pickup pile (I build partscasters from budget guitars and the original pickups are pretty much always replaced with something better) and then ended up…"
Thursday
Rick Tish replied to Rick Tish's discussion Overdrive and piezo pickups
"How  thick a piece of foam would you suggest?"
Thursday
Jerry Jordan replied to Rick Tish's discussion Overdrive and piezo pickups
"Piezo's do like to feedback, but trial and error usually finds a solution. I find putting the piezo directly under the bridge saddle helps, or a rod piezo in or under the saddle. Usually I tack the disk down with a drop of wood glue, then cover…"
Thursday
Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans commented on Rick Tish's photo
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Sci-fi Brownie Pan Guitar close up body

"Very slick! Lovin' the soapbar pickup mounted here. My inclination is more toward the neck, but this is cool."
Thursday

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Buying in bulk

Posted on August 17, 2019 at 6:31pm 0 Comments

My dad always said the same thing when he saw something marked at a way better than average price:  "how much for all of them?"  I have learned that you can buy 200 of something for just slightly more than 100.  If you're willing to buy all of somebody's stock, they will REALLY make it worth you're while as long as they are a halfway motivated seller.  I recently walked into a cigar shop with a table filled high with empty boxes.  $4 each or 2/$6.  I bought them all and saved a ton.  The…

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Shellac

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 7:08pm 0 Comments

I've jumped in with both feet and bought shellac chips and mixed my own shellac.  It's easier to make than I thought.  I used the advice and instruction from Stew Mac videos and it was a great experience.  It's more labor intensive, but you can have a gorgeous finish built up in 2 days.  I've used shellac in the past, but it was from the can.  It took a lot longer to dry and cure.  The stuff I mixed myself dried completely in an hour and cured within 24 hours.  Nice.  

Give it a…

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first post

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 8:23am 0 Comments

I've never done a blog before, but the ones I have read have been rather long-winded.  I'll try to keep these short.  Plus, I'm pretty sure nobody will ever read this that's not related to me.

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At 7:21pm on August 13, 2019, Poorness Studios said…

Love your brownie pan guitars. Great idea and well made. Thanks for sharing.

At 6:47pm on August 13, 2019, Glenn Kaiser said…

Thanks for the kind words Rick, good to hear from you, cyberhugs, -Glenn

 
 
 

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Buying in bulk

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