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Sun Studio Sessions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 24. 1 Reply

My local PBS station has this show on every weekend and has had some great acts on. This weekend was Anders Osborne from New Orleans. Great show. Never seen someone play lead guitar on a metal bodied…Continue

Magnetic pickup for acoustic guitar/cbg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 11. 2 Replies

Regular magnetic pickups haven't always worked well with acoustic strings. The lower wound strings have weaker output than the higher solid strings. Results are solid strings that are considerably…Continue

What's on your workbench?

Started this discussion. Last reply by bigmcgiv 18 minutes ago. 81 Replies

 This could be git related or not. So, what's on your workbench at the moment?I have 4 scarf joint necks in different stages of work.A 25" scale pine 5 string neck for a Banjo-Res, A 25" scale Red…Continue

 

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bigmcgiv replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"started a six string box yesterday. it has been awhile."
18 minutes ago
Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"I think you got it. Haha You haven't wired the bridge pickup in yet? If not, just snip that base plate wire and solder on a piece to ground, twist the bridge pickup ground wire and neck signal(white) wire together, solder them and tape off and…"
19 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"The neck pickup's positive/signal wire is the insulated wire in the middle, looks like the insulation is white in the pic. Then ground the neck pickup's ground wire to the back of the volume pot. You'll have both pickups wired…"
20 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"The silver braided wire on the bridge pickup in the pic looks like the plate ground. You need to disconnect this wire from the coil ground wire. Then add another wire to the silver braided wire to ground(back of volume pot or bridge-which ever is…"
20 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
20 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to bigmcgiv's discussion suitcase amps
"Thanks for that. That tape will work too."
21 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"I need you post a couple pics of each pickup if you can. Need pics of the bottom plug area and the top were the wire leads are."
yesterday
Paul Craig replied to Jamie's discussion Bass/lead hybrid resonator!
"http://www.tdpri.com/threads/presenting-blackie-my-guitar-bass-project.752919/ Here's the thread for details. You can run a guitar signal to a bass amp and get convincing bass sound at least using the low strings. His pickup only gets the low E…"
yesterday
Paul Craig replied to Mark Werner's discussion Thin a top
"That will work. Great job with the jig."
yesterday
Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"This means that one pickup is RWRP of the other. No problems with magnetic polarity. Just have to deal with the cover and base plate grounds to wire the 2 pickups in series. Who is the maker of the pickups? Is there a stamp or marking on the bottom?"
yesterday
Paul Craig replied to bigmcgiv's discussion suitcase amps
"What value pot did you use? I've been putting my piezo on top a piece of double sided tape to mute some of the noise, works well. Sometimes requires 2 pieces of tape. I always put a piece over the top to stop feedback too."
yesterday
Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Happy to help. 2:26 am here, I'm going to bed now. LOL have a great day."
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Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"No. 2 pickups - 3-way switch to select either pickups or both at the same time in either parallel or series according to how it's wired. 2 pickups - 4-way switch allows either pickup, both in parallel and both in series. 2 pickups - 5-way…"
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Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"No problem."
Tuesday
Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"You can check the magnetic polarity with a compass."
Tuesday
Paul Craig replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion I cheated and bought a solderless wiring harness. Naughty boy! in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Telecaster guitars usually have a 3-way switch for choosing each pickup or both in parallel, but flipping the wires for the neck pickup will get you series as long as the cover is separated and has it's own ground wire. Later they came out with…"
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At 7:08pm on August 10, 2017, BeetleJuice! said…

Thanks for the kind words!

At 1:00pm on August 9, 2017, BeetleJuice! said…

Thanks, I am mostly just making them for the fun of it and the art part, I don't plan nor want to sell too many as it will get in the way of building guitars, But I do want to make a webpage soon and have the different arts on display, Thanks again and keep in touch!...John

At 5:58pm on August 8, 2017, BeetleJuice! said…

HI, yes I did see that....But this is Bare Knuckle Cigars!

not a pickup brand name....and also,  the boxer is a different photo and athlete...but I did see them and think they are wonderful!

At 4:07pm on February 12, 2017, jose garcia paredes said…

hahahahaha!

At 3:50pm on February 12, 2017, jose garcia paredes said…

ok! veru thnaks I'll get one of four strings this week :)

At 5:19pm on July 31, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Well paul my Dulcimer is mic't up and played trey a Lesley ROTERY Speaker system thats how i get my distinctif sound on most of my recordings.

At 5:46pm on July 22, 2016, Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans said…

Paul - I definitely want to follow your progress on this new amp circuit you're building.  May be interested in one down the road, but now I've got too many projects going on.  Most are NOT amps, but I've got the guts for a couple of those as well.  Keep me & the nation posted!

At 7:16am on June 28, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

Thanks for the info buddy. That's good to know, I'm still new to this building thing. Just learn as I go. It's been fun!!!  I made a banjo neck out of popular, it's about 1 1/2 thick it's ok so far. I do like the red oak and maple. I wonder if red bud would be ok?

At 9:15pm on June 27, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

That's what this neck is. I made a poplar neck for another build I did. It came out nice.

At 8:51pm on June 27, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

Thanks for getting back with me on this. I know it takes awhile sometimes For folks to get back with ya.

 
 
 

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