"+1 to david. the 'standard' way is to earth out the signal by running the wires from the momentary-on switch to either side of the output jack.
this can still cause a popping sound when switching, which might be cured by putting a…"
"I put two into my last build (it had the option for 2 separate outputs)- momentary switches come as a push to make (the circuit) or push to break (the circuit). I first used a push to break and used it to break the hot wire and it…"
came across a momentary switch that is able to momentarily kill the guitar when pushed and immediatly un-kill when let go. Anyone have experience wiring one of these? It has three poles. I would guess it is wired like a simple two-way toggle somewhere in the circuit between the pick-ups and the output jack. Could make for some interesting and cheap effects.
"I was wandering how that would work out. How do you wire the 5 individual wires into a 2.5 mm jack or even just into one wire and one ground? maybe if you had a small enough tip on your soldering iron you could figure out how to get the wire in the…"
Real quick delivery on the BC Rich bridge - I now have to try and figure out how to attach the wires as there is no lugs to solder to just a tiny hole. I am not sure it was such a great buy - still that's part of the fun of…"
I have been having a look around for electric guitar bridges with piezos built in (really expensive) good old Bezbez has some in but again they are a bit costly.
The cheapest I have found one was for $13.30 plus $11.00…"
"Thanks david. I use bezdez as a main supplier. Love the store and seem to find everything I need there at a better price than elswhere. thanks for the advice. I'm not big on using disc piezos or at least not the cheap ones. I plan on having a…"
Thank you for the interest. I have used piezo discs (the cheap ones) with hardtails on several CBGs as I like the way you can easily lower the action. I tend to use 2 or 3 discs wired parallel (as you probably know this…"
Real quick delivery on the BC Rich bridge - I now have to try and figure out how to attach the wires as there is no lugs to solder to just a tiny hole. I am not sure it was such a great buy - still that's part of the fun of ebay.
Thank you for the interest. I have used piezo discs (the cheap ones) with hardtails on several CBGs as I like the way you can easily lower the action. I tend to use 2 or 3 discs wired parallel (as you probably know this reduces the impedance of the discs which then makes for a "better sound" though on a lazy afternoon I tried wiring several discs parallel and in series and couldn't hear any difference. Also if one disc fails the others still work if wired in parallel). In the video I wired these to one lug of a 5 way switch and two minihumbuckers to the other 2 lugs and then sent the output from these to the preamp using a 2.5mm jack.
The sound is Ok but as I tried to show in the video you do get the extra noise from the box rubbing against you (this can be a plus point if you like to add percussion as you play).
If I was planning to just add a piezo then I would do as you suggest and just solder 2 or 3 discs to a 2.5mm jack and glue them to the underside of the box around the position of the hardtail. Though as a first choice I would also add a magnetic pickup as it is cheap to do and adds extra tonal options.
Nice CBGs you are making - you probably already have a good supplier of parts but if you like hardtails check out Bezdez on ebay - the hardtails are top quality and a great price http://stores.ebay.co.uk/bezdez
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F-holes, it’s not easy, but is more simple than you can imagine.
When I made that f-holes in my first guitar I spent half a day looking’ at internet, and …nothing!
Then I decided to draw the f-holes.
I just draw the half of the first one (left), the other half is the same but inverted upside down, then I got the first one complete according with the size of the box, not to big, neither too small, then I took the measures of top and inverted the complete 1st f-hole and made the 2nd (right).
After the draw on the top of the box, I started drilling with a little thin drill, after this I used I round file and sand paper to shape it the right way. It’s not easy, because it’s a hard work, you got to be careful to not break the wood and after all, you got to have patience...