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potentiometer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Mar 16. 5 Replies

Hey guysI was wondering what value pot to use for volume on a 1/2 watt cigar box amplifier Continue

c. b. gitty capacitor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Dec 6, 2017. 7 Replies

Does anyone know where to find cb's video on how to use a capacitor on a speaker? Continue

fret boards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Sep 13, 2017. 4 Replies

Hello all. I want to put fretboard on my cbg. My question is that if I put a 1/4 inch fret board on a 3/4 inch neck that makes the neck pretty beefy at one inch. Am I missing something about fret…Continue

Cigar box amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Apr 26, 2017. 4 Replies

Hiya  guys  and gals  Been lurking for while  looks  to  me  that  you  can  come  up  with  just  about  anything  cog related .  My question  is  how  do  you  attach  the  9v  battery  inside  the…Continue

 

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Erasmo Coco replied to Mark's discussion potentiometer
Mar 16
Erasmo Coco replied to Mark's discussion potentiometer
"Try 10 K on the input or 25 ohm at the output."
Mar 16
Mark replied to Mark's discussion potentiometer
"I'm working on an amp"
Mar 16
Paul Craig replied to Mark's discussion potentiometer
"For the amp or for the guitar? Most  small amps use a 10k to 50k for volume. Ruby amps, Smokey amps, Little Gem and Noisy Cricket amps all use a 10k pot for volume. Guitars will use 250k for most single coil pickups, 500k for double coil…"
Mar 15
Richard Dean replied to Mark's discussion potentiometer
"Depends on what type of pickup your using, active with a pre-amp, any 25-100k will do, mag pickups like a single or hum-B 250k for singles and 500k for hum-B, keeps from losing the treble side of it. Too low a resistance with a mag and after you…"
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potentiometer

Hey guysI was wondering what value pot to use for volume on a 1/2 watt cigar box amplifier See More
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"Hey guys I was wondering what value pot you are using for volume on a 1/2 watt cigar box amplifiers"
Mar 15
Timothy Hunter replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"sound advice.... unless you use a huge capacitor all should be good. you are basically making a first order low pass filter by bridging the speaker with a cap or a high pass filter putting it inline with the positive speaker lead. dont use…"
Dec 6, 2017
JL replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"Depends on what you want to do. In series a cap filters out the low end, and a smaller cap filters more than a big cap. in parallel a cap filters out the high end and a bigger cap filters out more than a smaller cap. caps in parallel make for a…"
Dec 6, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"Wow, that's an old video, if that's what he was looking for, that's typical wiring of most tone pots and definitely helps with some issues associated with piezo or mag pickups, but not exactly what I was talking about, similar…"
Dec 5, 2017
Korrigan replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"Here's the video about caps on a piezo pickup, is that what you meant? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElWdYJBNXEE"
Dec 5, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"That's where it starts to get complicated unfortunately, need more info about the speaker, the amp, all specs available, what frequency your trying to achieve, and if your just trying to clean up the sound on a few cheap speakers, your time…"
Dec 5, 2017
Mark replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"Cb did a video about putting a capacitor on a speaker to make it sound better. I'm not sure what value capacitor to use. "
Dec 5, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"Are you building a Cab? Passive crossover? Unless it's has a polarity on the capacitor it's basically wired in line with the neg or pos on a speaker. I usually use the pos. Sorry, don't know about the video. But a high or low passive…"
Dec 5, 2017
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c. b. gitty capacitor

Does anyone know where to find cb's video on how to use a capacitor on a speaker? See More
Dec 5, 2017

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