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wiring advice for an idiot, please?

Hi all,  I hope you can help, I'm trying to work out a wiring harness for my first CBG and I have zero knowledge and understanding of such…

Started by Mark Duncan

6 Jan 17, 2016
Reply by Mark Duncan

Magnets for pick ups

As I have recently stared doing my homework on pick up building I wanted to start with the types of magnets used well as I can see this top…

Started by rick harris

4 Oct 1, 2014
Reply by rick harris

Making a flat thin pickup??

My current build is going to need a thin 6 string pickup.  I'm wondering if anyone here has made their own pickup.. My last build I use pie…

Started by Greg Bement

0 May 20, 2014

magnetic pup 101 questions

What is the basic build concept for a mag pup?  how do you determine how many winds to use? how does more or less winds affect the sound? c…

Started by Mark Ayers

23 Apr 26, 2014
Reply by Arnold Kelly

Complex (?) wiring struggle

Hi guys, Iv wrangled with this on my own for far too long now, so Im hoping one of you wiring genii can solve it! Im building a guitar for…

Started by Roosterman

7 Mar 21, 2014
Reply by Roosterman

Piezo Size

Does size realy matter when choosing a Pieso disc or rod. I have pieso's 40 mm and 20mm. Has the larger one any advantage

Started by Redbelly

1 Mar 3, 2014
Reply by Wichita Sam

Hidden Electromag Pickup

I've got two really nice looking boxes that I'd like to turn into electrics, but I don't really want to cut into them if I can help it.  Ha…

Started by Arnold Kelly

2 Apr 1, 2013
Reply by Arnold Kelly

Adding reverb to an existing distortion/sustain pedal

Don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I figured I'd take a shot... I have an old Ibanez Tube Screamer distortion/sustain…

Started by Michael Recchione

0 Mar 19, 2013

Schematic for mag pup + dual piezo + 3-way switch + vol

Anything out there that will save me some googling.  I've got an old Teisco pickup and i wanna drop into an old CBG that already has dual p…

Started by Vick Griffin

1 Apr 10, 2012
Reply by Ellwood T Bear

Ebay pickup.

Is this junk or ok on CBG ? Its almost free... http://www.tmart.com/Noiseless-Copper-Coil-Guitar-Magnetic-Acoustic-Pickup-Black_p116018.html

Started by Janne Nieminen

2 Oct 30, 2011
Reply by Janne Nieminen

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