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At 9:46am on May 10, 2011, David L. said…

Hi Bucky,

Real quick delivery on the BC Rich bridge - I now have to try and figure out how to attach the wires as there is no lugs to solder to just a tiny hole.  I am not sure it was such a great buy - still that's part of the fun of ebay.

David

At 6:25am on May 7, 2011, David L. said…

Hi Bucky,

I have been having a look around for electric guitar bridges with piezos built in (really expensive) good old Bezbez has some in but again they are a bit costly.

The cheapest I have found one was for $13.30 plus $11.00 shipping to the UK (same as  to the USA) - I lost the bid but was given a second chance offer to buy at this price.  It will now take about a month to get here and the piezos have to be wired yourself but for the price I thought it worth getting one to have a look. It is a "BC Rich" 5 string bass bridge and they have another up for bidding. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260780019588&category=41407&_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

I haven't bought from these sellers before but thought you also might be interested.

 

I hope the CBG making is going well,

David

At 2:51pm on April 22, 2011, David L. said…

Hi Bucky,

 

Thank you for the interest.  I have used piezo discs (the cheap ones) with hardtails on several CBGs as I like the way you can easily lower the action.  I tend to use 2 or 3 discs wired parallel (as you probably know this reduces the impedance of the discs which then makes for a "better sound" though on a lazy afternoon I tried wiring several discs parallel and in series and couldn't hear any difference. Also if one disc fails the others still work if wired in parallel).  In the video I wired these to one lug of a 5 way switch and two minihumbuckers to the other 2 lugs and then sent the output from these to the preamp using a 2.5mm jack.

The sound is Ok but as I tried to show in the video you do get the extra noise from the box rubbing against you (this can be a plus point if you like to add percussion as you play). 

 

If I was planning to just add a piezo then I would do as you suggest and just solder 2 or 3 discs to a 2.5mm jack and glue them to the underside of the box around the position of the hardtail.  Though as a first choice I would also add a magnetic pickup  as it is cheap to do and adds extra tonal options.

 

Nice CBGs you are making - you probably already have a good supplier of parts but if you like hardtails check out Bezdez on ebay - the hardtails are top quality and a great price http://stores.ebay.co.uk/bezdez

 

Regards,

David

At 5:36pm on December 3, 2009, JUJU said…
Hey Bucky , congrats on the Featured Build , very nice build mate
juju.
At 2:21pm on December 3, 2009, Rob said…
Nice builds!!!
At 1:10pm on December 3, 2009, Eric "psychoboy" Henderson said…
Great work, I'm still buildin my first. Love your handiwork. Keep postin nice pictures of your builds.
At 10:45am on December 3, 2009, Paul Doug said…
Congrats on the featured guitar. It is a nice one as all of yours are.
At 11:51am on August 24, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Hello,
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee
At 7:57pm on December 29, 2008, Wade said…
Thanks Bucky,
It is a slick guitar, I had a lot of interest in that guitar, so I sold it to purchase some more tools. It was'nt easy letting it go, but I'm getting a band saw in return!
At 5:43pm on December 29, 2008, Wade said…
Hey bucky,

Are those homemade tuners on that second photo? How does it work?
Thanks - Wade
 
 
 

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