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Canjo pickups

Made my first ever 1-string canjo from an old 1 qt oil can. I'm having lots of fun with it but would like to add a pickup. Problem is I'm n…

Started by David Blackburn

5 Dec 22, 2022
Reply by Byrd Franklin

ignition coils as pickups???

Has anyone ever tried using an automotive ignition coil as a pickup on a CBG???  Specifically the pics are of a coil out of a Volkswagen Ro…

Started by Kevin Keating

3 Dec 19, 2019
Reply by Tom T

[QUESTION] Magnetic Resonator pickup choice (wickedbucker, floating jazz or hotplate)

Hey y'all,I chose to ask this question here rather than the Reso Hangout forum, since I get the impression over there they are a little les…

Started by Doc Helliday

3 Nov 19, 2019
Reply by Jerry Jordan

A Better Acoustic Pickup for Cigar Box Guitar: How I Install a Piezo Rod & Preamp

Get the most out of your acoustic/electric cigar box guitars with an inexpensive piezo rod & preamp unit.  How-to Video   In this vide…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

10 Oct 14, 2019
Reply by Eric Shepherd

Wiring individual pole magnetic pickup.

I have been playing around with making my own pickups and have some questions that I hope someone can answer.  I have made some individuall…

Started by Dale "Guv'nor" Crombez

15 Jul 1, 2018
Reply by Paul Craig

2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars

"Come on, brothers and sisters, KICK OUT THE CANS!"   For our final build-off contest of 2017, we're looking for your best canjos, cookie…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

156 Dec 21, 2017

How I Attach a Lid to a Cigar Box Guitar for Best Acoustic Response - by Shane Speal

You've shaped the neck, cut the soundholes and put all those glorious electronics inside.  Now it's time to attach the lid to the box! In…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

12 Dec 2, 2017
Reply by Wal Callaby

Interview with Bob Wurster of Berkeley Strings Cigar Box Guitars

Bob Wurster of Berkeley Springs, WV is more than just your average guitar builder.  His instruments, built under the name Berkeley Strings…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

1 Sep 3, 2017
Reply by Jim Morris

Induction Pickup Thread Reconstructed

Contributions to the development of a noncommercial simple cheap current based DIY pickup by Buggy, darryl kernaghan, David L, Flatfish, Fo…

Started by Moritz Voegeli

84 May 22, 2017
Reply by JL

Weird buzz as I turn volume knob

So I got the wiring to my new CBG 95% figured out.  The kill switch is working, the knob is turning it up and down, but in the middle of tu…

Started by Jerryrig240

4 May 1, 2017
Reply by Milt Haselmire


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