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Advice on a picking out a pickup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Holladay Dec 15, 2016. 4 Replies

I built a hub cap banjo.  It is a bit short on volume.  I was thinking about adding a disk piezo under the bridge.  Big disk, little disk?  Multiples?  I'm not sure what sound I'm even looking for.…Continue

 

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Billy Wise test piloting the electric banjola, Joan Kirkham on the guitar, and Myself on the Washtub.See More
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Steve Holladay replied to Steve Holladay's discussion Advice on a picking out a pickup?
"Thanks guys. I like the idea of building my own pick-up. Hadn't thought of that. I tried a clip on piezo and it did ok I guess. I may do the duels under the bridge. I need some winter projects and pickup building sounds fun."
Dec 15, 2016
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Steve Holladay's discussion Advice on a picking out a pickup?
"Or try building yourself an Induction pup ( see thread here: http://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/topics/lace-alumitone-how-is-it-done?commentId=2592684%3AComment%3A2696159 Or purchase Wayfinder's version, the Houn'Pup."
Dec 15, 2016
John Sawyer replied to Steve Holladay's discussion Advice on a picking out a pickup?
"Id' either go 27mm single piezo or dual 20's... duals are nice, glue them directly under the corners of the bridge, and cover them with hot glue, silicone, or foam tape."
Dec 15, 2016
Keith Rearick commented on Steve Holladay's blog post New hub cap banjo....banjola thing.
"It sounds good to me. I see your asking about pickups, but would suggest that you try playing it in front of a microphone first. Has really good sound as it is."
Dec 14, 2016
Scott aka Farmer Ted replied to Steve Holladay's discussion Advice on a picking out a pickup?
"Piezo (single or double) can be done easily. But you could also try one of the flat style of pickups made by other CBN members. The Thinbuckers by Dan Sleep, or the Flatcat pickups from Wayfinder mount on the surface under strings, and wire goes…"
Dec 14, 2016

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Youtube / Reddit
How many instruments have you built so far?
20-30
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I'm not so much a builder of guitars as banjo like folk instruments. I've never used a cigar box, but cans, hubcaps, and junk I find at thrift stores. I joined a subreddit (gitfiddle) a while back started by Shane Speal, and posted some of my projects. I spoke with him in the comments some. I have ordered some parts from CB Gitty for projects with my Son. (Pickups). I'm more of a acoustic guy myself.
This morning I was checking YouTube for a video I posted last night of a washtub guitar my son built with my help. One of the suggested videos caught my eye was of a washtub bass on cigar box nation TV. I have one similar I built myself. Decided to check out the site and then decided make an account.
Washtub guitar: https://youtu.be/AInqpICBCYA

My blog: http://sycamorecreekmusic.blogspot.com

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Electric Hubcap test piloted

Posted on April 16, 2017 at 10:23am 1 Comment

Billy Wise test piloting the electric banjola, Joan Kirkham on the guitar, and Myself on the Washtub.

It's electric.

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 10:22pm 3 Comments

New hub cap banjo....banjola thing.

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 7:56pm 3 Comments

Finished it over the weekend.

3 layers of noise.

Posted on December 6, 2016 at 4:13pm 4 Comments

Series of recordings/screen casts on Riley's washtub guitar, then my washtub bass, then my walking stick banjo. Apologies for my playing, singing, and the video/sound quality. Just a funny idea I had.

 

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