"A good way to avoid heat damaging your pots is to tin the lugs on the pot first. Then I heat the wire a little. Then I heat the lug and slide the wire in. And also I agree with Darryl. You sometimes just get a bad pot."
"Pots are easy to damage with heat when soldering, also it's not unusual to have a faulty pot before you even do anything, 100k is a bit small for a mag volume pot also, i'd just check all the solder joints, maybe it's grounding via…"
So I got the wiring to my new CBG 95% figured out. The kill switch is working, the knob is turning it up and down, but in the middle of turning the volume knob, I get a buzz for a second and then it goes away as I get to each end of the turn. Turn up, mid, buzz, all the way up no buzz, turn back down, buzz in the middle then down to no sound. Am I not getting something in the mid range not grounded right? Also, this is just a cheap 100k volume knob from radio shack. I am considering ordering…See More
"the reason you ground to the strings is to stop it humming unless you are touching the strings, it's a good practise on all mag pups, you just need a wire to something metal that touches the strings, if you have a metal bridge or nut the…"
"I did find this diagram, and no, unfortunately, there is no hard metal on the pot, just a plastic style body. I think I may have had it wired backwards. I was testing everything just a min ago, I could get the button to stop the signal like I wanted…"
"They have left off the ground wire from the pickup. Also you need to ground the strings to help reduce humming.
How many bobbin pickups are you adding? If it was eg 3 bobbins for a 3 string guitar I would add them in series to give the most…"
So I am going through what I want my new set up to do. This is what I have as far as parts..I have a stero volume knob. I know, stero, I really just wanted a simple knob but our radio shack is going out of buisness and that is all they had left and it was dirt cheap. It by the way is a 100k.Then I have my home wound sewing bobbin pickups.Then I have my jack and also, I wanted to add a momentary switch. To kill the single to the box when playing the loud, gritty stuff...push the button a…See More
"I did some reading in here and one of the suggestions was to use Miniwax paste finishing wax after using 600 grit to polish the neck. IT really brings out the grain and make the neck smooth, like butter."
"I like spray shellac over boiled linseed oil. You could use 0000 steel wool to knock the shine off after it's cured if you want more of a matte finish.
Ditto to Kigar's comment...better to do them in the garage or outside with plenty of…"
Hi - have you shorted out the second coil? That should fix it if you haven't. Else just try different permutations of the connections before you solder it - should be possible to reduce it quite considerably
howdy, i just stopped by ta say---a zither pin is used on instruments like zithers mountain dulcimers and some harp type instruments in the place of tuning keys. and the fretboard on the vintage nutrua build is cocobolo and its a martin reject fretboard i got from e-bay relatively cheap. thanks fer yer questions.happy to answer when i can.
Hey Jerryrig, New Market is kinda near Louisville Ky right? I think I want to try to get a cbg gathering worked out for next summer for folks in the tristate area. Would you be onboard? I don't think I want to do a full on fest but maybe just something where all the cbg folks can get together and jam, trade building techniques and stuff like that. What do you think?
hello just stopped by ta let you know the final pics of the red brick guitar are coming up shortly--check them out--the pickup is a tesla transducer built by ted crocker.it sounds good and i,m going to do a video soon also if you would like to hear it. thanks.
Thank you Jerryrig240. The secret really is the Pinnacle movie making software that I received as a gift from John McNair. He really fixed me up. I used to use Windows Movie Maker, but it does not have the same excellent sound quality as Pinnacle. I am only using a little Canon Power Shot SD300 camera with a built in mic to shoot the video. Thank you for your comment. Enjoy.