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bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirby Amick yesterday. 9 Replies

Hi guys..  I'm in need of a travel bass .. I've done the math and it'd be a lot cheaper to build something.  I'd sorta prefer  a 4 string.  I live in apartment so am thinking of just modifying a kit…Continue

has anyone ever wired a 1/8 female jack to a 1/4

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jul 11. 6 Replies

has anyone ever wired a 1/8 female jack to a 1/4 switchcraft ?I'd like to try making my own soundhole pickup for acoustic guitar.  looks as if the 1/8 has 3 connectors instead of 2.  I'm a ssuming…Continue

Altered wiring diagram request for piezo's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirby Amick Jan 13, 2016. 14 Replies

I think I posted this in a differend topic.. sorry.. still haven't been on the site muchI'd Like to:wire 2 piezos to 1 potentiometer and an input jack without a 3 way switch..  None of the diagrams…Continue

Piezo wiring diagram request

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirby Amick Sep 13, 2015. 2 Replies

I've looked at all the wiring diagrams I have and the one that I don not see is:wiring two piezos to a jack and volume without a  3 way switch.. could anybody point me in the right direction…Continue

 

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Kirby Amick replied to Kirby Amick's discussion bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..
"ideally both..  I'd like to be able to assemble it without a lot of tools and I'd like it to be a travel bass.   I've aactually had this idea about  in between bass and baritone guitar but am trying to decide if…"
yesterday
JL replied to Kirby Amick's discussion bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..
"So If I understand correctly, it's not so much a bass to travel as a bass you can do on the kitchen table witout a shop full of power tools to do things like router a channel for a truss rod r band-saw a figurative headstock, yes?  easy…"
yesterday
JL replied to Kirby Amick's discussion bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..
"yes, acoustic or electric bass guitar strings are ball end."
yesterday
Kirby Amick replied to Kirby Amick's discussion bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..
"thanks my challenge is.. I don't have a workshop.. I mostly work small amps and things.. I like wiring but I need most of the parts premade..  any suggestions on kits would be great.  I prefer the sound of the round wound strings but…"
Wednesday
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Kirby Amick's discussion bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..
"I have a Kala Ubass. It is a baritone uke scale, extremely portable, and uses the weird-ass-but-kewl Pahoehoe strings. It has a 20-1/8' scale, a pickup built into the bridge, and it absolutely thunders! You could definitely build a CBG version…"
Wednesday
Kirby Amick replied to Adam Sikes's discussion Lavalier mic IN a guitar.
"have you considered a ghs soundhole mic..  ?   I love them.. they can feedback but only if you're close to the amp.. they require a AA battery..  they are a pain on a regular acoustic because of the battery location but on a gas…"
Wednesday
Kirby Amick replied to Kirby Amick's discussion bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..
"roger that. yeah  I was totally thinking electric.."
Wednesday
JL replied to Kirby Amick's discussion bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..
"depending on what your needs are for a travel bass, to be able to put in the overhead on an airplane?  needs to go in the trunk of a car that can't take a full size in its case? I did stumble on a 1/2 scale bass guitar at a yard sale for…"
Monday
Titch the Clown replied to Kirby Amick's discussion bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..
"Your main problem will be that bass notes need a big box. Nothing you can build for travel purposes will have any volume without amplification whatsoever. I have used the ubass strings which are really fat and the open back tuners have a wider shaft…"
Monday
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Paul Craig replied to Kirby Amick's discussion bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..
"You could get a heavy gauge set of strings for a 6 string guitar, use the 4 lowest/wound strings and drop tune them. Problem being that you could only drop tune so far before the strings get too floppy. You may only be able to go down to a C tuning,…"
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bass uke or travel bass building idea suggestions..

Hi guys..  I'm in need of a travel bass .. I've done the math and it'd be a lot cheaper to build something.  I'd sorta prefer  a 4 string.  I live in apartment so am thinking of just modifying a kit cbg .  I've seem some video of people using the 24 inch scale with bass strings..I have two ideas and two concerns.  I'd like to make something in between a bass guitar and a baritone guitar.I thought of using the two high strings from a bass guitar  d and g and tuining them both down a semi tone…See More
Sunday
JL replied to Kirby Amick's discussion has anyone ever wired a 1/8 female jack to a 1/4
"we commonly use TIP for positive and SLEEVE for ground."
Jul 11
Kirby Amick replied to Kirby Amick's discussion has anyone ever wired a 1/8 female jack to a 1/4
"ps.  which one is positive.. ?"
Jul 10
Kirby Amick replied to Kirby Amick's discussion has anyone ever wired a 1/8 female jack to a 1/4
"awesome!!   thank you.. Kirby"
Jul 10
JL replied to Kirby Amick's discussion has anyone ever wired a 1/8 female jack to a 1/4
"Switchable jacks like this let you cut out the main speaker when you plug in a headphone by pushing back the tip connector and breaking the connection between the tip and switch lugs. if you are trying to "use what's on hand" and…"
Jul 10

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wiring diagram request

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 11:50pm 3 Comments

I've looked at all the wiring diagrams I have and the one that I don not see is:

wiring two piezos to a jack and volume without a  3 way switch.. could anybody point me in the right direction ?

sincerely,  

Kirby

Recommended reading for new builders

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 10:56am 7 Comments

I got interested in this by reading Music Factory by Mike Orr and I have used his wiring diagrams to create stomp boxes and built amp kits from cbgitty.  I would like to build guitars but live in a small apartment.

what are your favorite books for getting started ? 

thanks,  Kirby

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At 10:57pm on July 11, 2014, Clock The Wolf (gone fishing) said…

I am in no way shape or form associated with that individual. I was just trying to be helpful...

At 10:51pm on July 11, 2014, Clock The Wolf (gone fishing) said…

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