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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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"Very nice banjo sound. Nice pickin. Merry Christmas Steve."
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On the canjo in the headlight. Merry Christmas!
Dec 19, 2017
Steve Holladay replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
""Chevjo-la" My second entry is my Chevrolet hub cap 5 string banjola.  Cherry top with Gibson style f-holes. Walnut and cherry neck. 1978 Chevy "Dog Dish" truck hubcap.  Triple piezo pick-ups.   Video has…"
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Steve Holladay replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"Thanks!  "
Dec 12, 2017
Steve Holladay replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"Whoops I lied.  2&3 are actually 30lb test.  I dont know of a formula.  Here is what I use: I had read somewhere that Pete Seeger used fishing line on his banjo sometimes.   Did a few searches on the internet then found…"
Dec 12, 2017
Steve Holladay replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"Thanks! 26 1/2 scale,  1&5 are 20lb. test  2&3 40lb. 4 50lb."
Dec 12, 2017

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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

Steve

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New cherry walnut hollow body 5 string banjo

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 11:55am 4 Comments

Internal Remo toy hand drum from thrift store.  (not adjustable)

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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.

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