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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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Output method

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by Holly Hodson Oct 23, 2017. 2 Replies

It was suggested to me that one of my designs might benefit from a built in speaker, so I had a couple of questions about how to go about it.For starters, I was thinking about breaking apart and…Continue

two picksups - both or separate

Started by Reynhard Boegl. Last reply by Reynhard Boegl Sep 27, 2017. 8 Replies

Hello communityMy next build: a 2-stringer with two pickups, one for each string. They should work together (simple connected or via blender) to one output jack and (maybe switchable) as two…Continue

Psycho knob

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by bizzaro guitaro Sep 19, 2017. 4 Replies

Sorry for the delayed response. I installed the knob and it worked for 2 days. However there were some issues. First, when switching from 1st.to 2nd pos there was a loud cracking noise. As I went…Continue

Psycho knob install

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by bizzaro guitaro Sep 19, 2017. 13 Replies

Hey out there, any wiring diagrams on psycho knob install in a guitar with vol.and tone pots? Thanks in advance

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Comment by Paul Craig on August 14, 2017 at 2:24pm

Thanks David. Haha

Comment by David Bowes on August 14, 2017 at 1:07pm

Comment by Paul Craig on August 13, 2017 at 3:39pm

Does anyone know what pot value works best for a piezo in a bass?

Comment by Paul Craig on August 13, 2017 at 2:21pm

It could be a lot of things including his amp, his amp's power supply, guitar cord, effect pedals, wiring in his house or lighting in his house.

Something could've been knocked loose in shipping. Did you shield the inside of the box? Also if you use shielded wire or wrap the ground wire around the signal wires from pickup/piezo to the switch/pot and to the jack, you'll have a git that is practically hum free.

Some pickup's are so microphonic that putting them in a open box will result in squealing like a banshee. I've had to make a box tight around the pickup on a couple of occasions. On one build, I wrapped the sides and bottom of a pickup with fabric covered foam(shoulder pad from wife's old blouse), worked like a charm.

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on August 12, 2017 at 4:45pm

Hum Bugs?

Comment by Habanera Hal on August 12, 2017 at 4:06pm

Been away so long I hardly knew the place......

Recently I built a four stringer on commission for an old buddy of mine.  Finished it off, TESTED IT on my 1/2 watt battery-powered amp and it seemed fine so I sent it off.  When he got it, he plugged it in to his pro amp and whenever he turned the tone control up it, it buzzed and hummed like a bitch!

I used two single coil pickups with a pre-wired Telecaster control plate (three-way switch, volume and tone controls), I grounded the strings/bridge with copper foil, then to the control plate.  What's causing the hum?

Comment by Rick Ganey on March 14, 2017 at 5:13pm

I just ordered the Psycho Box, will I have any trouble putting it together. Any tricky wiring I need to know about or does it come pre-wired. Thanks

Comment by Paul Craig on September 20, 2016 at 2:14pm

Goggle Telecaster wiring schematic for whatever pickups you have.

Comment by Cigarbox Guy on September 20, 2016 at 11:53am

Any wiring diagrams for the C B Gitty item 50-077-01 pickup selector with volume, tone, and 3 way switch? 

Comment by Dave Lynas on August 6, 2016 at 5:52pm
Thanks Paul. I do sand the area I will solder to. And use plenty of flux.
 

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Output method

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by Holly Hodson Oct 23, 2017. 2 Replies

two picksups - both or separate

Started by Reynhard Boegl. Last reply by Reynhard Boegl Sep 27, 2017. 8 Replies

Psycho knob

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by bizzaro guitaro Sep 19, 2017. 4 Replies

Psycho knob install

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by bizzaro guitaro Sep 19, 2017. 13 Replies

Psycho knob

Started by bizzaro guitaro Sep 18, 2017. 0 Replies

I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy!

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Aug 18, 2017. 46 Replies

Capacitor

Started by Rose Ericson. Last reply by Rose Ericson Jul 8, 2017. 2 Replies

Squealers

Started by StorminSteve. Last reply by StorminSteve Jun 8, 2017. 10 Replies

Wiring A Dual Rail Pickup into A Cbg

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 2, 2017. 5 Replies

Building pickups

Started by StorminSteve. Last reply by StorminSteve May 5, 2017. 11 Replies

Buzz or maybe humm

Started by Rose Ericson. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 12, 2017. 8 Replies

unbalanced pickups

Started by Don Tucker. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 30, 2016. 13 Replies

Guitar Tone Capacitor Shootout

Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted. Last reply by Wayfinder Nov 22, 2016. 6 Replies

Wiring

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by sasquatcher Nov 20, 2016. 6 Replies

Capacitor wiring for CBG with Piezo and Volume control.

Started by Ray Peltzman. Last reply by Ray Peltzman Oct 11, 2016. 5 Replies

Six pole pickup on a three string guitar.

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Wayfinder Sep 13, 2016. 40 Replies

old telephone handset carbon microphone use in CBG

Started by Darryl Tuttle. Last reply by David Clewell Aug 24, 2016. 6 Replies

Simple OnBoard JFet Preamp for Piezos

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by Jonno Aug 24, 2016. 23 Replies

Rattle and Less Hum

Started by Gordon Cooper. Last reply by Fomhorach Aug 6, 2016. 26 Replies

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