Derek Sucharda
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picking a pickup.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jul 9. 11 Replies

Hello everyone! first post here on Cigar Box Nation. Getting ready to order parts for my first build which I will be doing first week in August. I think I have almost everything figured out but the…Continue

 

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the anonymous pick replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion basic question about acoustic VS electric when buying strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"cheers .  guess i should add that  guitars with no pickup at all ,  most folks use acoustic strings , but electric strings  work fine too."
Jul 9
Derek Sucharda replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion basic question about acoustic VS electric when buying strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"that helps a lot thank you. "
Jul 9
Taffy Evans replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"Hi Derek, if you wanted a brighter tone from your pickup go towards the bridge. Small moves to the bridge bring more tone changes than small moves to the fingerboard. Fender slanted their rear pickup to get a balance of bright and slightly warmer on…"
Jul 9
the anonymous pick replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion basic question about acoustic VS electric when buying strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Electric guitars  (or cbgs) with a magnetic  pickup   basically need  "electric" guitar strings . they have a steel core that the magnet can read .  ( you "CAN" use acoustic bronze wound strings…"
Jul 9
Derek Sucharda added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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basic question about acoustic VS electric when buying strings

I know for regular guitars you need to buy different strings depending on whether you are playing acoustic or electric. Is this true for cigar box guitars as well or do you just but strings for your 3 or 4 string cigar box guitar? Thanks. See More
Jul 9
Derek Sucharda joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
Jul 9
Derek Sucharda replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"Thanks. That helps. I have an electric guitar, and am used to the different position tones but I wasn't sure about how important it was that they were exactly placed in that position. ie would the tone be all wrong for some reason if the pick…"
Jul 8
Cause the Blue rat replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"Placement? Anywhere they will fit. Think of the area between the bridge and neck as one long but permanent tone control. Bridge side is very trebly and bright.  All the way to the neck its mellow.  Found a vid  on youtube that will…"
Jul 8
Derek Sucharda replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"Thanks for the feed back. I will keep looking and see what I can come up with. I think I want to try and use  real "pick up". I kind of have my mind made up to not use a Piezo, which may be a mistake for my first build, but I want to…"
Jul 8
Cause the Blue rat replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"Another choice is Pbass pickups. A bass guitar needs a wide tone range so these pickups are really clear sounding. Again you can go from the crazy expensive to the good stuff. But stay away from the really cheap. I got a set and only half of each…"
Jul 7
Tom T replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"You have a lot of choices in pickups, but since you are just starting out, you might want to install and learn about a Piezo pickup. It is, unlike a magnetic pickup, basically an acoustic microphone. That means that box noise from sliding or you…"
Jul 6
Wade replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"I think piezo contact pickups are a great start to putting a pickup in a cigar box guitar. They are easy to wire up and don't require the same grounding needed for a magnetic pickup."
Jul 5
Cause the Blue rat replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"As someone who has installed and used LOTS of different pickups. Wellcome to the wonderful world of choice and confusion! First there are the pro and high cost pickups. These are designed to feed the unrealistic tone fiends like me. The cater to my…"
Jul 4
Lonman replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"Hi Derek, just wanted to say welcome. Lots of good info here at CBN, good luck on your build. As for pickups, I am not a hardcore connoisseur, I like to support CB Gitty. I have not had any issues with anything I have used, not too mention the…"
Jul 4
Korrigan replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"MGB has great pickups at great prices. https://mgbguitars.com/collections/pickups The Five Dolla Make It Holla and the Seven Fitty Screamer are both nice if you don't want to spend much. They are a little too microphonic for my taste but if…"
Jul 3
Taffy Evans replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion picking a pickup.
"Hi Derek, I don't think one has to put too much thought into pickup specs at your stage of the game. The sound bites you would hear on a manufacturers web site would have the pickup mounted in a solid body guitar using good quality amps ect, so…"
Jul 3

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