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Eric Sandler replied to Adam's discussion design questions in the group Cigar Box Guitars
Dec 11, 2012
Wil Stratton replied to Adam's discussion design questions in the group Cigar Box Guitars
"It would seem to me that the size of the box would have more effect than the shape.  A deeper, larger box would be better at projecting the lower notes than a smaller size of box.  Once amplified, I suspect the size…"
Nov 14, 2012
Scott aka Farmer Ted left a comment for Adam
"Hi Adam, The real creator of sound/tone is the relationship betwen neck and box. The wood used for neck is as important as the box's resonating quality. If the box is too heavy (thick walls and top/bottom) then a piezo will be limited in how…"
Jan 16, 2011
Skeesix replied to Adam's discussion how can I get a piezo pick up sound really good in the group Pickups & Wiring
Jan 6, 2011
Adam replied to Adam's discussion how can I get a piezo pick up sound really good in the group Pickups & Wiring
"I should try that on my next project.  what is "downunder?""
Jan 6, 2011
Ted Crocker replied to Adam's discussion how can I get a piezo pick up sound really good in the group Pickups & Wiring
"A piezo is a piezo.     A Stonehenge  will set you free   (DownUnder!!)   haaaaaa"
Jan 6, 2011
Adam replied to Adam's discussion how can I get a piezo pick up sound really good in the group Pickups & Wiring
"I had also tried it on a little practice guitar amp before my bass amp and it was harsh."
Jan 6, 2011
Ted Crocker replied to Adam's discussion how can I get a piezo pick up sound really good in the group Pickups & Wiring
"Skeesix, fill us in on a mint box buffer circuit..."
Jan 6, 2011
Skeesix replied to Adam's discussion how can I get a piezo pick up sound really good in the group Pickups & Wiring
"Either some form of damping or lowering the impedance to match the amp. I like making a "piezo sandwich" and placing it directly under the bridge saddle outside the box. From top down - wood or metal saddle, thin piece of wood, piezo, cork…"
Jan 6, 2011
Ted Crocker left a comment for Adam
Jan 5, 2011
Adam commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"yeah, that all makes sense.  thanks very much.  I'm gonna try, pretty much all of that."
Jan 5, 2011
Ted Crocker replied to Adam's discussion how can I get a piezo pick up sound really good in the group Pickups & Wiring
"In my opinion a piezo is actually too precise.  They pick up every vibration and amplify it.  When it picks up the strings it is too 'trebly', too thin.  It also picks up all handling noise from the box and neck.  A…"
Jan 5, 2011
Adam commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"Richard, what kind of piezo pick up do you use?  is it stuck to the inside of the body?"
Jan 5, 2011
Adam added a discussion to the group Cigar Box Guitars
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design questions

Does the shape of the guitar body box effect much as far as sound tone and volume?  amped and not- amped?
Jan 5, 2011
Adam replied to Adam's discussion how can I get a piezo pick up sound really good in the group Pickups & Wiring
"I just want to get rid of the sharp metallic sound."
Jan 5, 2011

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
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What instruments are you building or playing?
I'm building a four string guitar. I'm building my own box for it, and wiring it electric. I have one of Ted's Flatbed bridge pick ups to try on it. I went ahead and bought a blank fretboard, cut it down to my through neck width and fretted it.
I started a bass project with an old short scale neck.

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At 7:32am on January 16, 2011, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Hi Adam,

The real creator of sound/tone is the relationship betwen neck and box. The wood used for neck is as important as the box's resonating quality. If the box is too heavy (thick walls and top/bottom) then a piezo will be limited in how much vibration it can translate. A magnetic pickup would me limited too.

The shape of the box can affect sound/tone too, but with all this said there is no right or wrong way to look at it. Most important is to build and play and have a good time doing both.

At 5:53pm on January 5, 2011, Ted Crocker said…
At 9:17pm on July 15, 2010, Ted Crocker said…
Hi Adam, welcome to the Clubhouse! Glad to see you made it here.

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

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