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Tom Temple replied to Harleytodd's discussion pickup location in the group Cigar Box Guitars
"I know that the buzz is easy to come by particularly with single wound pickups. I try to make sure all the florescent lights are off in the room I'm working in and will try moving cords around a bit to see if I can make it change. I guess as…"
May 31, 2015
Denis U replied to Harleytodd's discussion pickup location in the group Cigar Box Guitars
"Tom, I tried a very similar approach last week when I was trying to test a bunch of pickups I "acquired". I tried half of a jazz bass PU using an almost identical setup to your picture. I got a pretty continuous buzz, though the sound did…"
May 31, 2015
Tom Temple replied to Harleytodd's discussion pickup location in the group Cigar Box Guitars
"If you have a little time, you can build a small fixture to hold your single-coil above the strings so you can slide it up and down the length of the box to get a feeling for the sound at different positions. I made one from a 4 x 4" piece of…"
May 16, 2015
Bro Matt replied to Harleytodd's discussion pickup location in the group Cigar Box Guitars
"Thanks for that info. & Ted, I'd also like to thank you for creating this great site!  Why are pick-ups sometimes placed at an angle?"
Dec 7, 2013
Harleytodd replied to Harleytodd's discussion pickup location in the group Cigar Box Guitars
"Thanks for the quick response guys...  Ben, first one was small box acoustic, not much sound.  second was a larger, deep box with rod piezo under bridge, and it sounds nice.  This will be first with coil pickup.  i think I will…"
May 17, 2013
Ted Crocker replied to Harleytodd's discussion pickup location in the group Cigar Box Guitars
"A general rule is: closer to the neck is deeper, blusier and more sustain.  Closer to the bridge is louder, more 'rock', less sustain and more for lead solos. "
May 17, 2013
Ben replied to Harleytodd's discussion pickup location in the group Cigar Box Guitars
"I depends a little bit on what you want from it. How did your last 2 cbgs sound? If they were thin and trebly, place it closer to the neck to mellow it out (good for rhythmic stuff too). If they were muddy sounding or you're looking to rip out…"
May 17, 2013
Harleytodd added a discussion to the group Cigar Box Guitars
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pickup location

I am building my 3rd cbg, the first with a single coil pickup.  I see from others pictures a range of location, from closer to the neck to closer to the bridge and in between.  Using a padron average size box, with bridge about 1/3 from the edge, so not sure where to place the pickup ( and I will have to cut an oval hole in the box lid, so want to get it right the first time)  any thoughts?  thanks. See More
May 17, 2013
Harleytodd replied to Jim Kasmir's discussion Bridge Mystery in the group Beginner Questions - ABCs
"Jim kasmir, I would love to see a pic of your rod piezo with sink drain. I have been hollowing out a wood bridge, inserting rod piezo, then brass all thread on top of piezo, but looking to do something new. Message me or whatever if you have a…"
May 11, 2013
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Beginner Questions - ABCs

Check here first if you think it might be something asked over and over. Ask here for answers. We'll try to fill this with everything you need to get started.See More
May 11, 2013
Harleytodd replied to Mordacai Bondurant's discussion Ah got me a "NEW" book on making the CBG for y'all. in the group Cigar Box Guitars
"For what it's worth, I used Mordicai's book to make my first cbg and was quite happy....so many ways to make them, it was nice to have a blueprint to follow on the first one.  Making my second now, and changing some stuff up a bit,…"
Apr 30, 2013
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Apr 30, 2013
Harleytodd left a comment for Ted Crocker
"thanks for the friend invitation Ted.  I am on my second cbg build, and have seen your (and others) wise comments and help on this site and cbnation, I am so thankful for the time you spend helping others.  Your products look great also,…"
Apr 29, 2013
Harleytodd replied to Ted Crocker's discussion Knotlenny's ultimate best first lesson in the group CBG Playing for Dummies
"Sorry this comment sounds so basic, but I can do basic notes and read tabs, but have no ear for strumming patterns. His right hand is cut off on this awesome vid. Can anyone tell me the strumming pattern? Ex. Down down up down up....etc. I just…"
Apr 28, 2013
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Hi Harley, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!

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.

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