"Installed the pickup this afternoon. I had to cut a larger then usual access hole to wire it up since it the box already had been glued shut but that didn't effect the acoustic tone ( which is LOUD because of the large size of the box... It…"
Hi all..I'm about to embark on installing an old Sekova guitar pickup into my recently constructed CB Diddley Bow....After thinking about various mounting options i came up with this one..I remember seeing a DBo pic with a jazz bass pickup mounted similarly but i figured i'd ask "The Nation" for opinions.....Thanx much... MikeSee More
"I've done both....I prefer thru the box. The only reason I found for doing them outside the box was because the box was only 1" thick. It sounds pretty good...but I do believe a pickup is in order, I find the sound is a bit low.
"Hi Mike, I build my diddley bows for a school group with paper boxes that way. I actually use the wood botton as the top. I have made one 3 stringer, just as a test CBG, so I can change the strings for different tunings and it…"