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Piezo in teh Tone Circuit

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl.kernaghan Jun 13, 2013. 3 Replies

Figured I'd share this while I was here today - something born of desperation one Saturday night building a CBG for a customer.Most of my guitars use a combination of a magnetic pickup and a piezo. …Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by proudy1959 May 12, 2013. 3 Replies

Just made a couple of these.  They were so easy, and work so well, I figured I'd post a how-to for those who are looking for something similar.  I know y'all can come up with some excellent…Continue

 

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madurobob replied to madurobob's discussion A little Steampunky in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"It sounds pretty nice - metallic, but not jangly.  The two piezos inside the bells are embedded in a little epoxy to calm them down a little, and the blend pot lets you fade them out in favor of the single coil if you want/need.I thought about…"
May 30, 2014
Larry Epstein replied to madurobob's discussion A little Steampunky in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"Perfect choice for the Upmann box. I love the look. What's it sound like with the bells capturing the vibe? Jingly jangly? Can you fit an alarm clock circuit into it so it gets double-purposed?"
May 30, 2014
Jim Tupper replied to madurobob's discussion A little Steampunky in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"That is just too friggen cool........"
May 20, 2014
Jim N. replied to madurobob's discussion A little Steampunky in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"Maniacal music, mechanical sights Circus of the mad, this blues device!"
May 18, 2014
Kevin Anderson replied to madurobob's discussion A little Steampunky in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"Thats rad, mad and bad! Youve outdone agian. A work of art. (Fingerpickin only though, I might be afraid to strum into a gear or two...)"
May 18, 2014
Steven B Brittain replied to madurobob's discussion A little Steampunky in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"Wow I want that awesome job."
May 18, 2014
madurobob added a discussion to the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
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A little Steampunky

Dual piezos in the bells on either side of the bridge (the end of an old U-type fluorescent tube).  Flat p'up in front of the bridge.  Blend/balance pot brings them together.  The small copper tubing carries the ground for the circuitry - making sure the strings are grounded.Walnut neck, maple fretboard, lots of stuff I had in the bottoms of tool boxes.…See More
May 18, 2014
madurobob commented on Ted Crocker's group Pickups & Wiring
"Well, tone control is a low pass filter.  That is, as you dial up the tone pot, you filter nmore of the high end and let the low end pass thru.  The higher the cap value, the more of the high end it will filter out.  Also, things…"
May 17, 2014
Jim "Jimbo's" Burt replied to madurobob's discussion HD Metal #1 in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"Super Kool :)"
May 16, 2014
Jim Tupper replied to madurobob's discussion HD Metal #1 in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"That is cool as hell man..Great job.."
May 16, 2014
madurobob replied to madurobob's discussion HD Metal #1 in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"Thanks Kevin"
May 16, 2014
madurobob replied to madurobob's discussion HD Metal #1 in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"Ha!  You just gave the idea for a saw blade resonator."
May 16, 2014
Jim N. replied to madurobob's discussion HD Metal #1 in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"VERY nice guitar (and, I'd imagine, a most formidable weapon, if push came to shove :D) !"
May 16, 2014
Kevin Anderson replied to madurobob's discussion HD Metal #1 in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"madurobob -SuperCool!! nice job! a winner, give-em a tv dinner. :) Rockin !.!"
May 15, 2014
madurobob added a discussion to the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
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HD Metal #1

My first submission.  Customer wanted "something Harley related and a crucifix and the number 40"I grabbed an old drive sprocket, a lowe cone, a chrome HD accessory cover for the biscuit bridge and a HD turn signal cover for the tailpiece.  It all came together nicely, even tho I still haven't got the number 40 on it yet...Fret markers are aluminum inlay.  Fretboard is curly maple, neck is walnut.  All lumber comes from my property here in central NC.Piezo in biscuit bridge and hot rails…See More
May 15, 2014
madurobob replied to Jeff Sacree's discussion Back to metal in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"That is pretty dagum awesome"
May 14, 2014

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At 3:15pm on May 11, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Bob, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!  Glad to see you made it here.

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