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Steve Allen left a comment for Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson
"Hey, I did enjoy the video. I subscribe to Del's channel so I had already seen it. Del is one of my favorite builders and I have the guitar featured in the YouTube link I posted where he showed the actual wiring and the wiring diagram for that…"
Jan 13
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson left a comment for Steve Allen
"Hi Steve, regarding your volume pot problem, I haven't tried this configuration myself but perhaps https://cigarboxnation.com/profile/DelPuckett could enlighten you as he produced the YouTube video. I posted this here as you've closed…"
Jan 13
Steve Allen replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"To the two or three folks who offered any kind of response to my post for help, I replaced the volume pot with a new one and still had the same issue ~ volume is on at same level no matter what you do with the volume knob. I was sure somebody here…"
Jan 13
Steve Allen replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"No didn't mean to give the impression I was talking about the tone knob. Strictly talking about having volume even with the volume knob turned all the way off. Tone control seems to be working fine, as is everything else."
Jan 12
John Sawyer replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You say the volume is on when you turn the tone knob... The tone knob isn't supposed to affect the volume... Just making sure...."
Jan 12
Steve Allen replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hey, the diagram gpeg wouldn't download, so here's the link to the video where the wiring diagram I used is shown. The video shows the actual wiring, the diagram is at the end, starting at 4:20."
Jan 12
David Clewell replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That's OK, I'll wait."
Jan 12
Steve Allen replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Sure."
Jan 12
Steve Allen replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks for the tip! Sounds foolproof. All I need to do is buy an oh meter. Will do that ASAP."
Jan 12
David Clewell replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Could you post a copy of the wiring diagram, please? "
Jan 12
Blind Lemon Cello replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You need to check the volume pot with an ohm meter, by connecting to the correct 2 leads and turn the control knob back & forth. i.e. 10K pot if it doesn't change pot NG."
Jan 12
Steve Allen added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off

Working on my 19th cbg build. However, this is just my second build using two pick-ups, 3-way switch w/tone & volume. My first two pick-up build was a humbucker and a piezo. Using a wiring diagram supplied to me by Del Puckett, a well-known and expert cbg builder, I was able to wire this guitar with no problems.This second build however, has been a son of a beech tree. I used two matching chrome mini-humbuckers from cbgitty for this build and the wiring diagram from the first build. After…See More
Jan 12
Steve Allen joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
Jan 12
Steve Allen replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion CBG VIDEO LESSON: How to Play Robert Johnson's "Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)"
"Love these lessons, Shane. I'm astounded that you are still taking time out from what I'm sure are very jam-packed days to share some of these classic blues tunes. If you build and don't play, you're literally missing out on half…"
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"This guitar is what this whole movement is about ~ taking something that was trash and turning it into something with the power to make music. Very inspirational and extremely well done!"
Dec 15, 2018

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4
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That they have value both as musical instruments and as works of art. Also they represent the indomitable human spirit, so strong it will find a way to make a musical instrument out of nothing more than scrap wood and a few strands of wire.

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At 11:20am on January 13, 2019, Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson said…

Hi Steve, regarding your volume pot problem, I haven't tried this configuration myself but perhaps https://cigarboxnation.com/profile/DelPuckett could enlighten you as he produced the YouTube video. I posted this here as you've closed discussion on the post.

 
 
 

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