A short video of one of my latest cigar box sliders. this one was made for a return customer and I liked the way it turned out! It plays and sounds great! I'm...

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Comment by Eric Denton on November 22, 2015 at 12:20pm
Thanks Shane!
Comment by jeffrey ross on November 22, 2015 at 11:00am

Put the jack through the side, hot melt glue holds the disc right to  the lid. You can buy them pre-wired and ready to go from CB Gitty for about 12-13 bucks! I glue it about 1/4 -1/2 inch from the bass side of the neck at the spot of the bridge. It's that simple! Good luck.

Comment by Eric Denton on November 22, 2015 at 9:40am
Man I think I'll try that, so you just mount it right to the top of the cigar box on the inside?
Comment by jeffrey ross on November 22, 2015 at 9:12am

Very balanced. By placing it on the bass side you don't get to much treble and avoid a tinny sound. The bass sometimes needs the extra oomph as well. Also, with the disc, it picks up pretty much everything, so tapping works, hammer on/offs get picked up. Downside, i play a horrible slide and will get the sound of the slide on the frets, neck, etc... The disc has pros and cons but I like it overall.

Comment by Eric Denton on November 21, 2015 at 11:49am

I will try that with the piezo (do the strings sound balanced?)

as far as videos go... my first efforts are no as good as my later efforts... so I say go for it and just have fun along the way ;-)

Comment by jeffrey ross on November 21, 2015 at 11:31am

Eric, I use piezos discs on the lid of the box, glued by the bridge on the bass side. I use a cheap Estaban acoustic amp that has reverb and they sound pretty good. Every time I think about making a video, I listen to stuff here and realize I should continue to play in my basement, quietly.....Someday though.

Comment by Eric Denton on November 19, 2015 at 9:47am
They are pretty finicky, and they sound better through a nine volt battery powered amp than a real one. That's a little cigar box amp that I'm playing it through.
Comment by Diglydog on November 19, 2015 at 9:17am

You get a really great tone - I never had much luck with piezos, probably because I didn't persevere !

Comment by Eric Denton on November 19, 2015 at 7:21am
Thank you for your compliments, it is a piezo under the bridge.
Comment by Diglydog on November 19, 2015 at 7:13am

Great job all round, Eric.  Is that a piezo pickup or is there a mag hiding in there somewhere ?

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