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I am back from long ago

Started by Jerryrig240. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 16. 1 Reply

I have not built or played CBG in a long, long, long time and I am looking to get back into it. I have some new tools and have been collection boxes over the past few months and I am looking to dive…Continue

I am back from long ago

Started by Jerryrig240 Mar 15. 0 Replies

I have not built or played CBG in a long, long, long time and I am looking to get back into it. I have some new tools and have been collection boxes over the past few months and I am looking to dive…Continue

New kinda Old Boy from Scotland

Started by Lionhound Feb 17. 0 Replies

Hi All, learning all the time already. Just posted an intro already but no idea where to.Anyway, about halfway through my first box build and already thinking what I’m gonna change for build 2 then…Continue

New guy with muffler guitar build

Started by Jay Cole. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Jan 5. 2 Replies

Hi all. Over the years I've built a cigar box, an acoustic uke, and many electric guitars. Recently I saw a video of a band (Homemade Jamz Blues Band) that uses muffler guitars built by their Dad, so…Continue

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Comment by Nayeb Gofs on June 23, 2021 at 1:21am

Hello!

I'm new here from Texas!

I started to learn from friend and their cigar and I want learn more music. 

:)

Comment by Paul Craig on May 30, 2021 at 3:15pm

Welcome back Fumikazu Tajika!

Comment by FUMIKAZU TAJIKA on May 29, 2021 at 3:53am

Hello again,
I came back from 2011. 10 YEARS AFTER.:-)
I like mostly cigarbox music. I have several CGBs but they are not popular over here Japan. I write some songs and play CBG. I respect Shane Speal and many of CBG players.
Best regards,
FUMIKAZU TAJIKA

Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2021 at 12:52pm
Welcome here Peter.
CBGitty has a bunch of pickups to choose from and they do great customer service.

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Comment by Peter Bryenton on April 8, 2021 at 7:24am

Hello folks

I'm new here. I have retired from professional life and am now simply enjoying the freedom to make, mend and build all sorts of crazy projects which please me.

I was given an empty wine box, so I made an acoustic three-string guitar with it. A friend suggested I add a pickup to it.

My main aim is to recycle and re-purpose wherever and whenever possible. You'll see how my weird head works if you take a look at my first post.

Cheers

Peter

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 12, 2021 at 7:07pm

Paul , Lol, Sorry if i put that vision in your head too long  ;-) 

Comment by Paul Craig on March 12, 2021 at 4:06pm

Anonymous Pick hahahahahaha

Comment by Tim Pannabecker on March 12, 2021 at 11:25am

Roy,

I agree with the comments you have received.  I like both the mag PU and Piezo PU so a often install both, but I use a potentiometer (volume knob) on each PU, usually install a psycho knob (Artec QDD).  This allows me to blend the output of each PU, with overdrive and/or distortion of my “tone” knob (Artec QDD), with clean play to OD and/or distortion.  Im not much of a musician but I like to experiment with sound and tone

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 11, 2021 at 9:54pm

Roy .. usually . a piezo   in overdrive sounds like pulling a cat through a keyhole , or 2 screaming skeletons  humping on a tin roof using a tin can for a condom .  Piezos in general do not like  overdrive or distortion .  BUT they can be tamed with an eQ box or  preamp  . They are pretty sensitive  to begin with and  can even pickup the hair on your arm  rubbing against the neck on a clean play  . etc . hence most folks try to tame them instead of  boost  its  sensitivity .  but . done right  it can handle some dirt and distortion .  this usually involves a preamp .  or   messing with your amp settings to find a sweet spot  that it likes . .Also most folks embed the piezo  in hot glue , then cover  it in  hot glue again  to tame  it  in most installations.   and the  sweet spot for mounting is usually by the bridge on the bass side . but best to use temp tape to try and find the sweet spot first .

(I assume we are talking disk piezos?)     Rod piezos are a  bit different story . 

hope that helps .  

Comment by Roy on March 11, 2021 at 5:38pm

Hello all !

I'm not new here..but have a simple question -

I have been building for the past 7 or so years.... always use magnetic pups. I want to experiment with piezo pups. but want to know how they react to pedal FX such as an overdrive pedal or distortion pedal. How are the piezos positioned in the box for best possible results and sound if I want to run an overdrive pedal

Thanks

 

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I am back from long ago

Started by Jerryrig240. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 16. 1 Reply

I am back from long ago

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