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Wiring Magnetic Pick up and Piezo to switch and single output

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 8, 2017. 2 Replies

So I am working on an Octave Mandolin build right now with 2 different pick ups one is the Basic Piezo Kit for Cigar Box Guitar from cbgitty …Continue

Making an Octave Mandolin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 15, 2017. 1 Reply

I'm planning on making and OM with a Gurkha Cellar Reserve box. I'm going to make the scale short as i can, 20".  I am going to electrify it. Now the main question is do i make a proper Mandolin with…Continue

Add gain pot to psycho box

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 18, 2017. 7 Replies

Cbgitty says that you can hack the psycho knob by adding a gain pot to it. Can anyone elaborate? Pictures would be really helpful. Thanks so much

Source for mandolin parts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BeetleJuice! Oct 3, 2017. 3 Replies

Anybody have a source for mandolin parts? Particularly a pre shaped neck? That's not uber expensive?Thanks allContinue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Steven's discussion Wiring Magnetic Pick up and Piezo to switch and single output
"Wire the 2 piezo in parallel( both red wires together for signal and both black wires together for ground). Solder the red wires to one side of the switch(outside lug of the 3 lugs) and the signal/+ wire of the pickup to the other side.  Solder…"
Nov 8, 2017
JL replied to Steven's discussion Wiring Magnetic Pick up and Piezo to switch and single output
"Short answer, yes you can wire the 2 pickups to the 3-way switch and straight to the jack, volume knob is optional since you can control the volume on your amp."
Nov 7, 2017
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Wiring Magnetic Pick up and Piezo to switch and single output

So I am working on an Octave Mandolin build right now with 2 different pick ups one is the Basic Piezo Kit for Cigar Box Guitar from cbgitty https://www.cbgitty.com/cigar-box-guitar-parts/basic-piezo-pickup-kit-for-cigar-box-guitar-instructions-included/ , and the other is the Delta Bucker Deluxe (pre- soldered) …See More
Nov 7, 2017
John Sawyer replied to Steven's discussion Add gain pot to psycho box
"Here’s are two pics... seem I cannot embed pics.. but.. 10k pot, the second pic shows the three solder pads, which should line up with the three connections on a pot. Having used a few of these, I don’t see th value in doing this.. in…"
Oct 18, 2017
Br Harold F Stubbs III replied to Steven's discussion Add gain pot to psycho box
"I'd second the pic thing.. I thought it was about what you mentioned but wasn't sure..  I will be trying the same thing when I get to wiring up the git I bought the psycho knob for."
Oct 15, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Steven's discussion Making an Octave Mandolin
"I have also been contemplating building one of these or a Mandola or Mandocello. I have yet to settle on one of these. Most of my CBG's are 4 stringers, so I'm leaning more to a 8 string build at this point. Most examples of a OM have been…"
Oct 15, 2017
Steven replied to Steven's discussion Add gain pot to psycho box
"A picture or two would be incredibly helpful. Thanks"
Oct 14, 2017
Steven posted a discussion

Making an Octave Mandolin

I'm planning on making and OM with a Gurkha Cellar Reserve box. I'm going to make the scale short as i can, 20".  I am going to electrify it. Now the main question is do i make a proper Mandolin with 8 strings, or more of a 4 string CBG tuned GDAE? I play mandolin already and have made an 8 sting CBM and a 4 string CBM. The idea is to make a new and different instrument that i can tune like my Mandolin GDAE but can play more like a guitar. Thoughts?ThanksSee More
Oct 14, 2017
John Sawyer replied to Steven's discussion Add gain pot to psycho box
"I have one... I would recommend desoldering the trimpot if you can, as there is some risk with the rip and replace method.  The trim pot is 10k ohms, and you will need three wires... let me know if you need a pic..."
Oct 14, 2017
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4 or 8 strings?

Hey all I'm new around here. I've been playing mandolin for a few months now and i love it. I'm thinking of doing a CBM build.My question is 4 or 8 strings? If i go with 4 strings would the CB Gitty Uke necks and tuners be OK to use with mandolin stings? Or am I better off getting a full neck and a full 8 string tuner, doing a neck through design?I'm wanting to put either a piezo  with tone knob or single coil Delta bucker pick up with tone nob.  I have basic carpentry skills, and decent hand…See More
Oct 12, 2017
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darryl kernaghan replied to Steven's discussion Add gain pot to psycho box
"By memory, i think it has an on board pot, a set and forget trimmer, i think the hack was to wire a pot in it's place, I'm only working from my memory, but that's my 2c"
Oct 11, 2017
Timothy Hunter replied to Steven's discussion Add gain pot to psycho box
"isnt the psycho knob a passive device? will have to look into it..."
Oct 11, 2017
Steven posted a discussion

Add gain pot to psycho box

Cbgitty says that you can hack the psycho knob by adding a gain pot to it. Can anyone elaborate? Pictures would be really helpful. Thanks so much
Oct 10, 2017
BeetleJuice! replied to Steven's discussion Source for mandolin parts?
"tom at moon gazer, he is a super nice person http://www.moongazermusic.com/"
Oct 3, 2017
BeetleJuice! replied to Steven's discussion Source for mandolin parts?
"moongazer madion...com...his name is tom...he is really cool! http://www.moongazermusic.com/"
Oct 3, 2017

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