"My concerns with the OSB for a neck are there is lots of glue, so that would dampen the sound. Also the strands are oriented every which way, so they're not going to be very strong for tension going in one direction. I bet it would be ok as a…"
"Oriented strand board? I bet it wouldn't sound very good, but don't let me stifle your creativity. There was a luthier who built an archtop guitar from pallet wood and it sounded fantastic. I've also heard cardboard guitars (including…"
Pickups, pickups, pickups! Skeesix CBG pickups, magnetic, piezo, magnets, wire, bobbins, winding, winders, installation, single coils, humbuckers, P-90's, bar pickups - you name it, if it has something to do with a pickup, let's discuss it!See More
"The closer to the bridge (where there is more downward pressure and string energy), the louder the piezo will get. Directly under the bridge or saddle would be the best spot.
An archtop bridge is a little different animal. I have an archtop I was…"
Hey hey skeesix, the 4 pole PUP sounds great! I think the guy i made the guit for is coming this evening to get it. My time to play on it is limited. Hppe you have another one, cos now I MUST have one in a guit for meself. Thanx again, you make awesome stuff.
Hi Skeesix - Thanks for leaving a comment with my last vid. You asked how I got the vocal effect - its not very clear from the vid but I'm using an old telephone ear-piece as a microphone. Inspired by Bluesbeaten Redshaw and Bol Log III. The signal is then routed via some distortion, a bit of compression and then a little reverb was added.
Glad you liked the vid and here's wishing you a wonderful 2011.
Many thanks for the excellent pickup, it sounds awesome! With a clean sound, it has a very (for lack of a better term) One String Willie tone, bright & clear, With some distortion it sings & I also add some octave doubler (one and/or two octaves down) to make the room shake. I play it through an old Barcus Berry bass amp w/ a 2x15 Kustom tuck and roll cabinet. Very cool, many thanks for your hard work, it was a complete success, I wouldn't send anybody anywhere else for a one string pickup!
Mary Ann- here is a new vid of me playing the Time Bomb with the 3 banger scorch and twang in my 2 piece band 7 Hills Stomp. I will be playing it at the Pennsylvania fest. Hope all is well with you. Later http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRw1SdTKhzA