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CBG wiring & electronics.


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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Mounting a rod piezo inside the box

Started by George Forster. Last reply by George Forster Sep 7. 6 Replies

Has anyone glued a rod piezo to the inside of the box, under the bridge? Were you pleased with the results? Any advice or response appreciated.Continue

How to wire this three-way switch?

Started by Ben. Last reply by eric gittins Aug 19. 3 Replies

Hi there, :-)I'm a noob and I'm building my first CBG. Please bear with me if this issue sounds trivial to you.I opted for a 2*Piezo & 2*Volume & 3-way switch & Jack and the wiring in…Continue

Ted Crocker's Mad Scientist Lab Wiring Diagrams & Schematics

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Daniel Walter Jun 25. 18 Replies

Found at Handmade Music Clubhouse.  Need a diagram not here?  Just ask. Find…Continue

Tags: &, schematics, diagrams, wiring, crocker

Pre Amp + Flatpup

Started by Roger Ring May 24. 0 Replies

If you cut off the rod piezo from a pre amp like Gitty sells and attached a flatpup, would it work the same as having a volume and tone pot ?Would it even work at all, and if it did, what could I…Continue

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Comment by eric gittins on February 24, 2014 at 11:34pm

yep, you can get 'em all round the place.  they are usually refered to as "automatic" wire strippers. local electrical or electronics stores, hardware stores, online/ebay.

Comment by Ted Crocker on February 24, 2014 at 8:43pm
Comment by Scott W on February 24, 2014 at 7:40pm
Thank you, guys. I will look for a paired those as well. Meanwhile, I had an offline suggestion to quickly/lightly melt the very end of the tiny wire insulation, then pinch it off with fingernails. It was easy, but I was little concerned about a clean solder connection so I sanded it with some 320 for a second or two. Worked great
Comment by Dave Lynas on February 24, 2014 at 7:17pm
Thanks Eric, I'll look for a pair. Where did you find them?
Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on February 24, 2014 at 5:47pm

You're right Eric. I have a pair of those and they work great.

Comment by eric gittins on February 24, 2014 at 5:44pm

I have used a pair of strippers like this for years - it will strip down to very small wire cleanly without breaking strands like you often get if you use a knife. i never could get the hang of those plier/cutter type strippers.

Comment by David McQueen on February 24, 2014 at 11:09am
20-22 guage, cause that is what I can get and what I have tools to work with. The pre-soldered leads, which I rmove are a smaller guage than that. Note smaller the wire the larger the number and the larger the wire, the less resistance.
Comment by Bani Jackson on February 24, 2014 at 9:59am



I have a question. What wire diameter do you use with piezos? Does it matter?


Thank you & cheers

Comment by Dave Lynas on February 24, 2014 at 6:41am
Never could use strippers. I roll the wire on my bench with my little exacto gently against the wire. Then use Bill's method for stripping. I hate tiny wires common on many mag pups too....
Comment by Bill Keller on February 23, 2014 at 7:13pm

Thumbnail against index finger, pull wire in between.  Pull the wire not the piezo.


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