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Wiring advice please

Started this discussion. Last reply by J Lee Aug 12, 2014. 5 Replies

Attached is the diagram I've been using to help me solder in my pickups....all of which have had just 2 wires attached. Also attached is the latest pickup I bought....which has 4 (3.5?) wires.Can…Continue

Bridge position

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slow Slough Guitars May 26, 2014. 21 Replies

As a novice builder, I was advised that the bridge should be one third the way up the box. However, I'm seeing more and more beautiful looking (and sounding) cbg's on here where the bridge is amost…Continue

My new favourite tool

Started this discussion. Last reply by TC DeVeau Jun 16, 2014. 27 Replies

Ok....someone has some explaining to do!How come there isn't a myriad of comments on here espousing the therapeutic value in the beautiful process of shaping a neck with a spoke shave?I bought my…Continue

Adding a volume pot

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 28, 2014. 21 Replies

Hi guysI've ordered one of these:…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to J Lee's discussion Truss rod in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"http://www.stewmac.com/SiteSearch/?search=truss%20rod  This site has some good prices on adjustable trussrods and probably better to buy than make.  I make my own non-adjustable out of steel rod or bar stock for cheap, but you can't…"
Aug 25, 2016
J Lee added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Truss rod

I'm about to embark on my first bass (4-string) and I've been advised it'll need a truss rod.Having never used one before.....any tips on how to go about it? Also, any tips on how to subsequently use it (adjust?) would be greatly appreciated.See More
Aug 24, 2016
J Lee commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hey guys Looking to build my first cigar box bass. I intend to have the usual 26inch scale - any tips on which strings to use?....."
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John Cieera replied to J Lee's discussion Community
"Glad you are enjoying here. I just joined here recently too and quiet amazed and satisfied with you guys"
Sep 24, 2014
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My Sun Grown Electric CBG

"Wow - that is some build!"
Aug 12, 2014
J Lee replied to J Lee's discussion Wiring advice please
"Thanks Phrygian - as always a really thorough answer! Much appreciated mate"
Aug 12, 2014
The Phrygian Kid replied to J Lee's discussion Wiring advice please
"The green and white will be the inside of each coil. Grab a multimeter and you'll find (if you break the connection between white and green of course) that one of them has continuity to the red wire, and the other to the ground. You can indeed…"
Aug 9, 2014
Skeesix replied to J Lee's discussion Wiring advice please
"Yes, I would also guess red for hot (lead) and silver for ground. You can always get some of those alligator clip test wires and hook it up temporarily to the jack and then plug it into the amp and see if it works properly."
Aug 9, 2014
Cause the Blue rat replied to J Lee's discussion Wiring advice please
"Sorry double post. I can't tell but looking at the pick I'm guessing the green and white wires are soldered together? if so wrap tape around them. Use the red as your hot and ground the silver outside shield wire to ground."
Aug 9, 2014
Cause the Blue rat replied to J Lee's discussion Wiring advice please
"The five wires are there for pickup mods. Not knowing what brand pickup you have it's hard to say what wire should go where. Here's a couple of links that might help. This one is for using a meeter to find out what wire does…"
Aug 9, 2014
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J Lee posted a discussion

Wiring advice please

Attached is the diagram I've been using to help me solder in my pickups....all of which have had just 2 wires attached. Also attached is the latest pickup I bought....which has 4 (3.5?) wires.Can someone help me with this please?Thanks guysSee More
Aug 9, 2014
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Original by Richey Kay on 3 string Cigar Box Guitar

"Great playing!.....as always. Thanks"
Jul 3, 2014
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Grand Royale

"Lovely job!"
Jul 3, 2014
TC DeVeau replied to J Lee's discussion My new favourite tool
"I use a straight spokeshave and draw knife for rough shaping followed by rasps and files. Then I use 100, 150, 320, 400, 600 grit paper followed by craft paper (paper bag) for the final buffing. For a CBG it takes about 1 to 1.5 hours, for a 6…"
Jun 16, 2014

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At 7:48am on April 28, 2014, Randy S. Bretz said…
At 8:19pm on April 22, 2014, darren brown said…

thank you Kane

At 8:18pm on April 20, 2014, Dan Mullen said…

Shipping is high to you $24.75 for the small flat rate box.  Let me know if you still want to do that.

Dan

At 12:45am on April 12, 2014, Richey Kay said…

Thanks for the friend request Kane! Good to have you as a buddy on the 'Nation.

At 7:14am on April 8, 2014, Mateo said…

Yes I did.

 
 
 

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