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Advice please on strings for 24" 4 string ukulele tuning GCEA

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Mar 16. 7 Replies

HII've built a few CBGs now, including a regular size uke. (and a 4 string uke-sized solid body Jazzmaster shaped guitar).I enjoy noodling around on the 3 string CBGs but the only thing I can really…Continue

Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Phrygian Kid Mar 11, 2013. 8 Replies

Hi everyoneI bought a couple of sets of these pickups - one set to go in a solid body jazzmaster-styled uke I'm building, the other set to revamp a 4-string CBG.…Continue

Is this intonation or my playing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keni Lee Burgess Mar 20, 2011. 12 Replies

I was delighted with the sound of my first CBG (tuned gdg), initially on open strings, and also as I learned my first bits of playing - around the 2nd and 3rd frets (drawn on) of the middle string. I…Continue

 

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Old Radio Guitar Amps

This is the group for Lo-Watt Rock & Blues.Here is the place to post photos and information on how to convert vintage electronics into awesome sounding and really cool guitar amps.there are several directions you can go in this area of amplification, you can hack and convert the existing electronics,(provided the radio still works.)Or if you have a broken radio, CBG Gitty Amp kits are a great way for the novice to join in. You can convert any old radio  nifty 1950's and 60's radio bodies…See More
May 10, 2016
The Phrygian Kid replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"Ground both pups and the strings to the white ones and use the switch to select which pickups hot feeds the red one"
Mar 11, 2013
Stewart Hutton replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"Thanks guys Looking at this again last night, I'm not sure where I got the idea that white wire had been attached at both ends and then broke. It seems obvious now that this harness needs 3 loose wires. As you say, 2 for the pickup (or switch…"
Mar 11, 2013
The Phrygian Kid replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"I concur"
Mar 10, 2013
David L. replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"Hi Stewart,   I think the red is for hot(live) from your pickup and the other two are both grounds(earths) one for the pickup ground and the other to ground the strings via the bridge or tail piece.   Regards, DL"
Mar 10, 2013
BrianQ. replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
Mar 10, 2013
Stewart Hutton replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"This all seemed obvious until I laid it all out to start soldering - now I realise I dont know which pickup wires (+ve or -ve) gp to the switch poles, and which get grounded on the volume pot? I've also got a wire in my harness that has broken…"
Mar 10, 2013
Stewart Hutton replied to Clarky's discussion First time builder, I'm addicted!
"I was struck by the clean lines of the early pics especially - then I realized many of them don't have bridges/saddles. Is that just for the pics or do you have some secret no-bridge design? In any case I do like the biscuit theme :) Stewart"
Nov 8, 2012
Stewart Hutton replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"Fantastic David - thanks for that. Stewart"
Nov 6, 2012
David L. replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"Hi Stewart, The wiring matters because if you wire them as suggested and one is the wrong way around the pickups are out of phase. They still work but give an altered sound (a bit like a quack in nature) which some people add as a switchable effect…"
Nov 6, 2012
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Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?

Hi everyoneI bought a couple of sets of these pickups - one set to go in a solid body jazzmaster-styled uke I'm building, the other set to revamp a 4-string CBG.And a wiring harness that has volume and tone pots and a 3 way switch.My intention was to split the pair of pickups and wire them separately so they can be toggled to run…See More
Nov 5, 2012
Stewart Hutton replied to Roosterman's discussion Calling all Scots - Free Whisky! in the group The Brits are coming
"This is taking a while to get off the ground, but FWIW, I'm in Fife and up for it if free (bizarelly spend more of my time in Engerland these days)"
Mar 6, 2012
Stewart Hutton replied to Michael Glenn's discussion Chord charts for 3 string open tuning in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"That is fantastic - there is another chart kickinga round here that has a lot fewer chords and is confusing for newbies like me.   I *knew* there had to be more chords hidden on that stick - your Gdg chart is just what I was looking for and…"
May 13, 2011
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May 13, 2011
Stewart Hutton liked Michael Glenn's discussion Chord charts for 3 string open tuning
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Stewart Hutton replied to David English's discussion Don't know what I'm doing.
"The "keep it simple" wont make sense until you have done it.   I'm neither a musician nor a craftsman (nor a tpyst).   I've made 2 CBGs: #1 was very much based on the free plans here " How to Build a 3-String…"
Apr 13, 2011

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