I'm currently building my first cigar box guitar, in fact it's pretty much finished . One of the last things I need to do is install the piezo. I've noticed that everyone seems to use a hot glue gun to mount it, but I don't have one. Is there any alternative? Can I use wood or super glue instead ?
Hi, I myself would be a bit suspect of ductape maintaining a good firm contact of the disc to timber, especially over a period of time, I'd hate to have to get back in the box at a later date due to the sound deteriating.
you could use the double sided adhesive sheet used for applying pickgaurds, I do in my CBG's, you would fit dozens of discs from one sheet.
The manufacturer of the piezos I use recommend superglue gel to get the best response from their piezo pickups.
Thanks. I had the same idea about the duct tape, definitely a temporary solution. I was considering using super glue in the first place so I'll probably end up going that route. The pickguard adhesive is an interesting idea though.
Wow man, I dig that idea . Thanks for showing it to me. I like the pickguard as well .
That bridge idea from Randys post is interesting, I'm gonna have to try that, I wonder if it gives the same/similar sound as a strip piezo as it appears to read strings vibration more than soundboard vibration, but possibly a bit of both.
Its a good way to mount the piezo discs outside the body (and still look good) that way possibly cutting back on the feedback from the body cavity.
I have built a CBG just to test pickup placement, so far I have six variations/locations and now seven, damn.