Phil Gershwiin
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Gig Bags

Started this discussion. Last reply by Snuffy Smith Apr 22. 18 Replies

Can anyone recommend a source for suitable gig bags for our CBG?Continue

Pickup Wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Gershwiin Apr 14. 4 Replies

Here is a quick one (I think).In some wiring diagrams they direct you to ground the pickup to the bridge,  I tried this once and I got a loud buzz.Now I just wiring the Pick-Ups to the Pots to the…Continue

Pickup Advise

Started this discussion. Last reply by Moritz Voegeli Apr 17. 30 Replies

Hi all, my first post.I have built  3-strign and  4 string CBG and I am beyond hooked.So my question is about pickups.  How important is it to use a match string to pole.  My first CBG was with an…Continue

 

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Snuffy Smith replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gig Bags
Apr 22
JL replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gig Bags
"Take and old pair of jeans, close the bottom ends of the legs - glue/staples/rivet/sew them closed depending on your skill set, run a draw string through the belt loops, you have a handy dandy tandom CBG gig bag."
Apr 20
ChickenboneJohn replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gig Bags
"We sell them, but if you are in the USA, shipping and the exchange rate may make them a little pricey for you. Gig Bags"
Apr 19
JL replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gig Bags
Apr 19
Phil Gershwiin replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gig Bags
"Well thanks for all the feedback.  I did a little shopping and the rifle bags are perfect expect they are a tad too expensive. So I have a new idea.  I will built a wood case for them.  Make it look like a giant cigar box!  I…"
Apr 18
Phil Gershwiin replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gig Bags
"Most awesome"
Apr 18
the anonymous pick replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gig Bags
" ;-)"
Apr 18
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gig Bags
"More on this; get yourself a bolt of cheap cotton fabric for $2-3. Get a roll of duct tape for about $3, and a stapler and some 3/8" staples. Cut out two long panels of fabric, doubled over, and tape the seams with duct tape, then staple them…"
Apr 18
Milt Haselmire replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gig Bags
"A year or so ago the C.B.Gitty store had some CBG gig bags that were the best solution I have seen. However they don't seem to stock them anymore. Recently I have had fabric store burlap sewed into bags with a drawstring. "He used to…"
Apr 18
Kentucky Mojo replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gig Bags
"I have found a couple of sources for some soft padded gig bags on ebay. Your best bet is to find a size that will be nuetral for all of your builds and make an offer for a lower price in quantity. I build CB Ukes, so a standard 26" padded gig…"
Apr 18
Moritz Voegeli replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Pickup Advise
"The Snake Oil bobbins are 12mm each, for 3mm blades."
Apr 17
David L. replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Pickup Advise
"The two coils measure 4.4kohms and 4.3kohms and bobbin thickness is just under 8mm."
Apr 17
Moritz Voegeli replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Pickup Advise
"Did you measure the kOhms of the bobbins? They seem a lot slimmer than the Snake Oil ones with about ten kOhms both."
Apr 17
David L. replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Pickup Advise
"I haven't found any difference if the strings don't match the poles. If the visual appearance bothers you you can buy no hole pickup covers off eBay or pickups with only 3 or 4 poles (CB Gitty sells some…"
Apr 17
David L. replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Pickup Advise
"Hi, You can buy a kit for these type of pickup. Which gives you an idea of how the parts fit together (if you decide to modify…"
Apr 17
Paul Craig replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Pickup Advise
"The Firebird has the magnets as the rails, so you have to carefully remove the rails and press in the magnets without breaking the bobbins. The magnets don't need to protrude from beneath the assembly(the rails protruded to accommodate the…"
Apr 15

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