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Rod Piezo Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 16, 2019. 17 Replies

G'day all,I received a cheap pre-amp in the mail today, & it came with a rod piezo. My question is, can this be glued to the bottom of the sound board like a disk, or would I be better off making…Continue

Piezo Pickups

Started this discussion. Last reply by mitch jones Feb 8, 2019. 2 Replies

G'day all, I'm going to have a go at building a few cbgs with piezo pickups, & I see there are enclosed & unenclosed versions available. I'm wondering if there is any difference (besides the…Continue

Summer has arrived......

Started this discussion. Last reply by mitch jones Dec 26, 2018. 8 Replies

…….Weather forecast for the next week in my part of the world - And I…Continue

Neck Varnish

Started this discussion. Last reply by mitch jones Dec 26, 2018. 19 Replies

G'day All,Just wondering if there is a preferred type of varnish to use on a bare neck, i.e no fret board. Something that wont peel off or wear to quickly. I notice the neck of the cbg I built late…Continue

 

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mitch jones replied to mitch jones's discussion Earthing Strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Cool! Cheers mate!"
May 18, 2019
BrianQ. replied to mitch jones's discussion Earthing Strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That’ll do it? :D"
May 18, 2019
mitch jones replied to mitch jones's discussion Earthing Strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks for all the replys guys, much appreciated! They are a crimp style connector so it will be a tight fit. (Been trying to add  a pic but still no luck...Not sure why, hasn't been a problem before)"
May 18, 2019
Gus K replied to mitch jones's discussion Earthing Strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I always use a touch of flux. "
May 18, 2019
David Clewell replied to mitch jones's discussion Earthing Strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"The biggest problem in soldering is not cleaning the terminals, wire, and iron. Use a stiff bristled brush and clean everything with alcohol, then don't touch it with your fingers. You will be surprised how well the solder flows."
May 18, 2019
BrianQ. replied to mitch jones's discussion Earthing Strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That would work, just make sure the wire has the tightest fit possible in the connectors or you’ll get some noise. Grounding the strings is very necessary & a given, 60 cycle hum will drive you mad! Don’t fret about your soldering…"
May 18, 2019
Seasick Mick replied to mitch jones's discussion Earthing Strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"ChickenBoneJohn has a good video on grounding strings on YouTube..."
May 18, 2019
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Earthing Strings

G'day all, I'm nearly finished my fist magnetic pickup build, & have read all about earthing the strings - not exactly necessary but highly recommended from what I gather. My soldering is pretty bad so I was wondering if this would work - running a wire from the jack to the tail piece using electrical conectors. If not, then I guess I'd better start practicing my soldering! ( Tried to include a pic but it dosent seem to work). Cheers!…See More
May 18, 2019

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while looking for info on homemade ukuleles
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4 plus whats on the bench
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that a mug like me can build something in his shed that is actually very playable and sounds good!

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