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CBGitty Gold Foil pickup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 23, 2015. 1 Reply

I recently finished a 2 string slider. I took apart a Gitty gold Foil pickup and mounted the coil in the lid. The coil is only a 1/4" thick and fit nicely in the lid, and sandwiched it between 2…Continue

 

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jeff weins commented on Tim LaFave's photo
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"La Aroma de Cuba Churchill" 4-String CBG

"I enjoy work bench photos. Noticed the roofers square, I find them to be very useful. Just used mine the other day while cutting fret slots."
Jun 15, 2016
Ted Crocker commented on jeff weins's blog post 2 pickups 2 volume pots
"Very cool!!!"
Mar 31, 2016
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2 pickups 2 volume pots

I recently finished a 3 stringer with 2 pickups controlled by 2 volume pots,instead of a 3 way switch.Thanks to David L.for telling me about this idea (Stracciatella Mod). I used the coils from 2 Gitty Gold Foil pickups.Diodes are soldered between each pot and the jack. Instead of soldering my grounds to the back of the pots, I flattened a piece "tin" from a can and mounted the pots thru the metal and tied all the grounds together with a bolt. It made a nice clean connectionJust realized the…See More
Mar 20, 2016
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Feb 18, 2016
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Limberjack&3String Banjo

自作のリンバージャックと3弦バンジョー。 VOLVOX Nekoya作品展 会場にて。
Feb 17, 2016
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CBGitty Gold Foil pickup

I recently finished a 2 string slider. I took apart a Gitty gold Foil pickup and mounted the coil in the lid. The coil is only a 1/4" thick and fit nicely in the lid, and sandwiched it between 2 pieces of a cut up sesame oil can from work. There was a bit of feedback at first so I took it apart and put a strip of electrical tape on both sides of the coil, that cut out most of the feedback. It is some what microphonic but not to bad. I grounded the pieces of can, very quite no string buzz. The…See More
Oct 23, 2015
Tom Temple commented on jeff weins's blog post gdg chords and scales
"Looks good, but I couldn't find a way to download it. Any idea how it's done?"
Dec 22, 2014
jeff weins commented on Ted Crocker's group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"Honeytone Peavey Stack The volume is moderated for the video, it goes surprisingly loud"
Nov 23, 2014
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These Amps Go To Eleven!

Info on building, modifying and repairing amplifiers. Show us your creations and share what's inside.See More
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Pick Ups {part 2}

"Just finished watching both of the videos, I don't know if i'm going to give it a try, but you broke it down to the point where I could say "i could do that".They reminded me of the of the scene with jack white at the beginning…"
Aug 6, 2013
jim commented on jeff weins's blog post jj cales old Harmony guitar
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"Total Steampunk! Completely Wicked."
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"i remember reading an article years ago in guitar player magazine.....apparently peter frampton wanted to buy it and cale sent him on his way...."
Jul 30, 2013

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building 2 string diddley bows, rudimentary playing

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2 pickups 2 volume pots

Posted on March 20, 2016 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

I recently finished a 3 stringer with 2 pickups controlled by 2 volume pots,instead of a 3 way switch.Thanks to David L.for telling me about this idea (Stracciatella Mod). I used the coils from 2 Gitty Gold Foil pickups.Diodes are soldered between each pot and the jack. Instead of soldering my grounds to the back of the pots, I flattened a piece "tin" from a can and mounted the pots thru the metal and tied all the grounds together with a bolt. It made a nice clean connection

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gdg chords and scales

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 5:23pm 1 Comment

just came across this extensive gdg chords and scaleshttp://issuu.com/djbyrne/docs/gdg_3_string_cigar_box_guitar_scales_and_chords

jj cales old Harmony guitar

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 4:50pm 5 Comments

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thanks for your feed back ,thank you ,hope you the best

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At 6:38pm on July 21, 2012, David Johnson said…

Thanks for a link to your page, and the comments Jeff. Your coffee can resonators are just the push I needed for my next step.

At 8:00pm on May 25, 2012, Deric Clarke said…

Hey Jeff.  I will take some sound bites on Tuesday when I get back into the classroom.  We have Zoom mics that are will render the sound better than my iphone.  I have to say that my 4-stringer, an Ashton Churchill box, has a nice rich and warm sound that is pretty decent in volume.  The no. 6 boxes are very quiet. I have built three CBGs using those boxes and put piezo pickups into all of those.  

BTW your diddley bow looks way cool.

Cheers.

At 5:41pm on December 7, 2010, darren brown said…
hey thanks jeff ,ya i like it fine were i live allright ,held by the sea .
At 11:31am on October 19, 2010, Ted Crocker said…
Hi Jeff, welcome to the Clubhouse!

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.

Most of all Have Fun!
 
 
 

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