Recently finished my 1st CBG. I cannot play a lick (yet) but my neighbor says it sounds great. I installed a Junior Disc-O-Tune piezo according to Gitty’s instructions (attached to the top under the bass string and not touching the neck). It has a lot of feedback when connected to an amp. Can it be corrected?

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A preamp is you best bet for taming piezo feedback.

Thanks Kerrigan. Can you recommend a preamp for CBGs?

I can't really give you a specific recommendation, since I really hate piezos (I'm a magnetic pickup kinda guy). I will say go with a model that has a 5-band EQ though, that makes it easier to turn down the frequency that's causing most of the feedback.

Pre amp is certainly the best way to cure feedback but you can try covering your piezo in leather! It`s not perfect but it works to a certain degree. 

Most people start with piezo then go on to EQ with under saddle piezo for far better sound and no feedback to speak of.

If it was me, and I am me and I`ve been through the whole thing, I would cover this one in leather and keep it and enjoy it. Then on subsequent builds ( you will build more because it`s the law!) go for EQ and then onto magnetic pickups.

You will improve your guitar builds and your woodworking skills as you go on! 

Thank you BrianQ. What is EQ?

Thanks to all for the great info. I plan to add a capacitor and volume pot and see how that works.

Thanks again for the input.

Here’s a video about piezos from cigar box nation tv: https://youtu.be/ElWdYJBNXEE

Very helpful. I needed that. Thank you.

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