I'm in the process of building a biscuit tin guitar and was planning on fitting a duel piezo pick up. I have built 2 of these guitars previously, one with a magnetic pick up and one with a single piezo.
I struggled to get a sound that i was happy with using the piezo pick up. I moved it all around the place but it was never quite right to my ears. Possible the tin l was using was the issue.
The Biscuit tin with the mag pickup just sounded like an everyday electric guitar. Not really the sound I was after.
Was planning to use a duel piezo pick up for this build! Feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Awesome response Wayfinder,
I have only built 5 CBG so my experience/experimenting is limited. My last build was a licence plate guitar that had a duel piezo pickup installed. I was happy with the sound this configuration delivered. I was recommended to use the twin piezo pickup after posting on this site my disappointment with the sound my License plate guitar delivered with a single pickup.
As far as sound is concerned I like CBG that sound like CBG and not electric guitars.
. i dont see any tin guitars out of the 6 on your profile page wayfinder , could you post some pictures of the tin ones you have built ?
oh , my apologies , it sounded like you made more than one .
or had actually tried all the methods on them you advise / describe above .
dude . .. i was simply going by posts here , like kid , who has made 100's of tin guits we can look at , even the question asker has made a couple already , and described them.
i was simply asking to see your examples of comparisons that you described , under the impression you had a few .
not judgmental at all .
now if i caught you just ego masterbating and playing guru again , and this is why you cant provide the requested pics . then that's on you . not me .
and tis YOU that should only answer questions using your OWN knowledge and ACTUAL experience. this would avoid situations like this .
as for the "same guitar over and over " attempted insult . lol . you obviously dont know me too well . nor have seen my early posts .
ive seen your lil pissing matches on here lately before you erase all the evidence , then milk the crowd with new posts afterwards fishing for support .
grow up man . sometimes a question is just a question.
lol.. whatever wayfinder , it will be whatever you want it to be in your mind ,
or what your guilty conscience dictates.
i suppose after so many accusations of false guru role playing from so many others here , you think anything that doesn't show you in a gleaming light is an "attack " .
but again ., the only "insults" and childishness , attack , derailment , and accusations , i see here , is coming from you . and yet more crowd support fishing as i already mentioned . and its you that is telling others how to post .
i simply asked you a question.
maybe take all those accusations from others as advice .. this will avoid it happening repeatedly to you as it does . (and that should tell you something )
most of all the "grow up " advice .
but you are right ., folks here aint stupid .
you can't fool them all. many of us wish you'd quit trying .
and .. yes . i actually wanted to see some of your tin guitars . and different examples .. i even looked to see if you had video to hear the differences .
as i said .. sometimes a question is just a question .
Now for your false accusation . “Regularly judgemental of others posts “?
Here is my comment page for all to see . …. show me where . ?!
All I see is years of congrats , “ yeps “ , “nice” , “cool” encouragement . tips , advice , and thanx for the same .
even my post to you (that you erased ) was advice , not an attack .
This shows your own words validate others accusations towards you . which is quite frankly , - you are full of it .
Not to mention this post and thread proves YOU insulted , attacked , accused , and even told others (me) how they can and cant post .. lol, everything you accuse me and others of doing .
The evidence is right here . and too bad for you . you can’t erase it this time .
Now Grow up , and be real , and you may avoid causing this nonsense repeatedly .
That’s advice again , not an insult .
If you have anything else to say on the matter . or wish to insult me further . message me . and I can ignore you there .
And we will give this post back to the asker .
Paul, you might be right about the tin being the issue in this case, but as always, so many things figure into the equation. Trying to get exactly the Sound we're lookin' for sometimes feels as fruitless as the search for the Holy Grail. The only thing I'm sure about with all this is: experiment, experiment some more, and YMMV.*
*"Your Mileage May Vary”
("Your Kilometer-age(?!) May Vary" might make more sense to you DownUnderians with the funny odometers.)
As for sounding good or bad, it is very subjective. I did one build that I was disappointed with. High action, didn't like the tone, etc...I put it on consignment at the local music store and two weeks later I was going to pick it up to scrap it and salvage the parts. Turns out a guy loved it and wanted to know if I could build another just like it. He uses it only for slide and liked what I called a muddy sound. All that being said, someone else will love the it sounds so it was obviously made for them.