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CBG wiring & electronics.

Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best options in output jacks, and more!

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Making a splitter box, or rather a 'combiner' box.

Started by Murdoc_420. Last reply by Dave Lynas Apr 19. 5 Replies

 Ok, so I have a pedal for looping. It only has one 1/4" input jack (same as my amp). I'd like to be able to plug various instruments (cbg, stomp box) into one box and have one output to the…Continue

Buzzing Tone From Pre-wired Kit

Started by Brian Revels. Last reply by Wayfinder Apr 17. 7 Replies

Check this out... There was a big, square, green resistor on the tone pot. Everything looked correct. I will take pics of the inside of the box later if need be... Any help would be greatly…Continue

Suitcase pedal board wiring problem. HELP!

Started by Vinylhed. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 20. 9 Replies

Hi folks, I've been making a pedal board recently, and have run into a spot of bother.I made the board itself from some re-purposed Ikea Gorm shelving, and was rather pleased with the result. I…Continue

Six pole pickup on a three string guitar.

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 10. 21 Replies

Hi folks.Just trying to get my head around pickups and wondering about the benefits of a three-string guitar using a three pole pickup. Am I wrong in believing that each pole of a pickup reads to the…Continue

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Comment by Paul Craig on April 1, 2016 at 1:40pm

I used a Radio Shack piezo and left it in it's plastic case to try out on the under side of the LPG build that I did. The piezo only touches the edge lip on the inside of the plastic case.

The good: It works and unwanted noise is very minimal.

The bad: While unwanted vibrations are block, so are the wanted vibrations. Very little sound comes through.

So bottoming out the piezo in a plastic/metal cap, or putting it on a bed of hot glue, or applying with a layer/layers of double sided tape or applied directly to the box remain the best ways to do piezo's.

Comment by Wayfinder on April 1, 2016 at 12:17pm

For a good sound sample Brian, step on a cat's tail.  That should give a close approximation. ;D

People encase piezos both the change the output sound and to prevent feedback.  An uncased, open piezo is a caterwauler that is so sensitive it will even pick up air movement within the git.  A piezo pretty much has to be encased in something to get it to perform correctly.

You can of course remove it from the housing and then encase it in something else... or you can purchase pre-wired bare piezo discs for a lot less money than encased piezos usually cost (ie, the "Radio Shack" kind).   I would recommend a standard size of 27mm.  The larger the piezo, the more volume and richer sound you can get.  27mm is the easiest to acquire and because of mass-production, the cheapest.

Comment by Brian Revels on April 1, 2016 at 11:22am

So I see a lot of people encasing their Piezo Pickups in hot glue, bottle caps, foam tapes, etc... Does anyone have a sound sample of one straight out of the package (leaving the disc in the housing)?  I know it's originally made to be a buzzer.  Is it the vibration of the crystals against the plastic housing that gives it a different sound, and why folks de-case them?

Comment by Wayfinder on March 30, 2016 at 10:55pm

Darryl, if you use the same git, there are all sorts of mp3 recording units on the market for not much money.   Or you could use a digital voice recorder, which you can often get for around $30 to $40.  Smartphones also have recording software available.  In any of these solutions, simply start recording when you start playing and if you do something awesome, you'll have it!  : )

Comment by Darryl Tuttle on March 30, 2016 at 9:41pm

i'm not sure if this would do what I want.

what I am looking for is a self contained record/playback module that I could build into a guitar to record whenever I play. I hate it when I play something I like and 5 minutes later cant recreate it and its gone forever

Comment by Graham on March 29, 2016 at 9:01pm

You mean something like this Darryl?

http://arduino-guitarlooper.blogspot.ca/

Comment by Darryl Tuttle on March 29, 2016 at 7:52pm

i'm wondering if it is possible to use Arduino and a MP3 recorder module to record what you are playing to an SD card....this would be awesome to have that built into a guitar

Comment by Murdoc_420 on March 28, 2016 at 1:08pm

thnx guys. just ordered some volume pots for a next build, will try tone soon too :)

Comment by Dave Lynas on March 28, 2016 at 11:24am
I got a big batch of them off ebay. All different kinds and numbers. I just pick one and try it. I've found .10 are good with deep bass on mag pups and 250 pots. The hipe is for Bumble Bee vintage caps. I like whatever works. Wayfinder, try a variety. It's fun to find your own flavor.
Comment by Wayfinder on March 28, 2016 at 9:36am

Dave, what's your favorite cap strength for a CBG? (especially to get that bass to treble range you mentioned).  You'll save me testing a slew. :D

 

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Buzzing Tone From Pre-wired Kit

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Wiring Grounds...

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Stuck. How do I attach the piezo discs?

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Started by Habanera Hal. Last reply by Habanera Hal Aug 18, 2015. 10 Replies

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Started by Dave S. Last reply by Gary W Apr 27, 2015. 10 Replies

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