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Plans for an amp "Head" Case?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Feb 15. 2 Replies

Morning from the cloudy and overcast parts of central florida!Ive been building guitars (1-2 a year) from plans for a few years, prior to that I had ZERO skill with tools of any kind.I pickup- a…Continue

Acoustic pickups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerome Hess Feb 1, 2014. 4 Replies

A related question to the CANJO but for CBG's in generalLast one I made, I used a generic 4 wire humbucker and used a "rotary split pot along w/ a volume controlthat way I could 'dial in; a single…Continue

Canjo building question

Started this discussion. Last reply by PKB Feb 1, 2014. 15 Replies

OK, I want to try a banjo, even a cheap one is $250 so enter the CANJOThe ones Ive seen sound pretty good, so I went to the craft store and found what i think is an interesting cookie tin that MAY…Continue

 

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Plans for an amp "Head" Case?

Morning from the cloudy and overcast parts of central florida!Ive been building guitars (1-2 a year) from plans for a few years, prior to that I had ZERO skill with tools of any kind.I pickup- a drill my wife calls 911. so in theory making guitars and amps should be well out of my skill range but so far everything seems to be working ok.HOWEVER, after building 3 CBG's and 1 Cookie Tin Banjo, I have discovered 3 hery important thinks1) My "from scratch" necks are the most God awful necks ever…See More
Feb 15
PKB replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Canjo building question
"I considered that as well but I would want something with a top, head, or skin that I can adjust. I haven't seen a tambourine that has proper brackets that can be adjusted."
Feb 1, 2014
Jerome Hess replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Acoustic pickups
"I have a preamp, but its much bigger than id like to use, if you have alink for one of those circuits that would be great thanks! J"
Feb 1, 2014
Scott aka Farmer Ted replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Acoustic pickups
"Many builders use piezos for pickups on cbgs and/or canjos. Whether you use the disk type that can be mounted anywhere, or the rod type that go under the bridge saddle, one thing remains constant...if you want the best sound for the effort, use a…"
Feb 1, 2014
David McQueen replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Canjo building question
"Wonder if it might be easier to find a tambourine and use that for a base... Just thinkin"
Feb 1, 2014
PKB replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Canjo building question
"You are correct, what I meant to say was that I believe that the metal nut/bridge contributes to a brighter, more banjo like sound. Another consideration: I am waiting to find one of those youth or toy snare drums to surface somewhere. You can…"
Jan 31, 2014
Jerome Hess replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Acoustic pickups
"thats an interesting thoight how did it sound?"
Jan 31, 2014
John Sawyer replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Acoustic pickups
"I've seen it done, just make sure it's encapsulated.  I like double stick foam. . . "
Jan 31, 2014
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Jan 31, 2014
David McQueen replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Canjo building question
"I use a fret wire bridge and a zero fret/string guide nut assembly on my guitars. They sound like guitars. The banjo'ish sound would be from the tin."
Jan 31, 2014
Reeds Taylor replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Canjo building question
"This was my 2nd build....I changed it to a deeper can. and it sounds like a banjo somewhat, but my fav sounding build for a banjo... is my dog dish reso"
Jan 31, 2014
Jerome Hess replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Canjo building question
"I agree the round look better although I did see a pretty LARGE square tin that looked nice..."
Jan 31, 2014
Jerome Hess replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Canjo building question
"Thanks for the pic and the info GREAT advice on the soundholes look good sound bad! j"
Jan 31, 2014
Jim Morris replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Canjo building question
"Here's one I built on a rectangular tin. Pretty banjo sounding but I like the round tins better for banjos."
Jan 31, 2014
Jim Morris replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Canjo building question
"You are so correct about skin heads driving you crazy Rand. A lot of fluctuations. Oh, I did use a tin with a built in mylar top but didn't think it would be strong enough for a banjo so it became a nylon string uke. I kept it for about a year…"
Jan 31, 2014
PKB replied to Jerome Hess's discussion Canjo building question
"This was the first tin stick dulcimer build that I did and I got a little carried away with the 'sound holes'. It has a very tinny banjoish sound. I would like to have an actual 5 string banjo in the pipeline but it would be behind a…"
Jan 31, 2014

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