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Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Busch Feb 16, 2022. 17 Replies

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A dilemma--Advice please!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Oct 26, 2018. 2 Replies

Hi!So, here's the thing:  I got into CBGs and junk-based stringed instruments (cookie tins, metal boxes, scrap wood, etc.) and I LOVE it!  I've made a number of guits, and a few are really nice. I've…Continue

What to make with a rolling pin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 1, 2018. 4 Replies

So, I was at a yard sale and I bought this really nice hardwood rolling pin. Cheap—$.25. Now: what the heck do I make with it?

 

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Andy Busch replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"Thanks so much. I’ll print it out and save it for when I’m on two feet again (long story). Time to stop being intimidated by electronics!"
Feb 16, 2022
BrianQ. replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"Here’s that diagram, you can use this for 9v amps & effects pedals or whatever uses a 9v style battery snap?"
Feb 16, 2022
Andy Busch replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"Brian: I may take you up on that. I’ll reach out when the time comes. Thanks!"
Feb 16, 2022
BrianQ. replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"Any speaker more than 2.5 watts will work fine, the speaker that comes with the full kit is 3” and 3 watts. A bigger speaker with higher wattage will give more headroom which will result in a smoother sounding amp? Also, these amps have a low…"
Feb 16, 2022
Andy Busch replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"Hi guys. Again, thanks for the advice. One more Q: the speaker pictured is 8 inches in diameter. Would an Artec rig with an 9 volt battery have enough power to make the speaker work decent? And, would I need to change batteries often?"
Feb 16, 2022
Andy Busch replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"Great advice. I saw the vids about how to find the polarities of the speaker, and you nailed it. I plan on ordering an Artec rig from CB Gitty. It will be fun. Thanks!"
Feb 13, 2022
Timothy Hunter replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"a multimeter will only give you the DC resistance of the voice coil. Impedance is an AC thing .music/sound is an AC signal....  DC resistance will probably be around 6 Ohms. 6.8 for an 8 Ohm impedance speaker if i remember correctly. for a…"
Feb 13, 2022
BrianQ. replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"You could buy a pre-wired artec 2.5watt amp board,? All it needs is an enclosure & speaker? I have watched plenty of those “for dummies” videos & most of them are made by “dummies” who also don’t know what…"
Feb 12, 2022
Andy Busch replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"All really helpful guys—thanks. One more Q: where do I look to get instructions on how to use the speaker to build a basic amp? I’m REALLY not good with tech stuff; schematics give me a headache. If there are vids and other “for…"
Feb 12, 2022
Timothy Hunter replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"yes you can use the speaker without the transformer. just cut the two copper wires coming from the transformer to the speaker tabs and unscrew the transformer from the speaker. the speaker is just a normal 8 ohm speaker the transformer is there to…"
Feb 12, 2022
Carl Floyd replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"Is the speaker marked with the impedance?"
Feb 11, 2022
the anonymous pick replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"I've messed with  these types of things  a bit back in the day .  it looks doable .  and its easy to test .    unscrew the thing . cut the wires  at the speaker  tab .   plop an earth magnet on it…"
Feb 10, 2022
BrianQ. replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
Feb 10, 2022
Andy Busch replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"Thanks Brian. So, am I to gather that the transformer isn’t a necessary piece of equipment if I’m going to pop it in an amp? And I also gather that when the worker guy gave me that speaker (rather than just pitching it) it was kind of a…"
Feb 10, 2022
BrianQ. replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
Feb 10, 2022
Andy Busch replied to Andy Busch's discussion Making a pickup from a wire coil on a speaker
"Thanks Timothy. I had seen these vids before; good refresher. Sorry, I’m a total dunce about ‘lectronics, but do I need the copper coil/transformer on the speaker to use the speaker? I’ve seen vids where there isn’t one, so I…"
Feb 10, 2022

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At 8:21am on August 28, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks for the like Andy Appriciated ! Greeeeettsszz A.D.

At 10:20am on August 16, 2018, 3 String Blues said…

you can actually just tap right into the tape heads positive and negative .....there are a few ways, but don't tear up to much as you will be going to far into it, your just overriding the signal...just remember that!....try not to remove to many parts

At 4:52pm on August 15, 2018, 3 String Blues said…

Hi, yes I have several videos on radio-guitar-amps.com

check them out and email if you get stuck

At 10:39am on July 5, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Hi Andy ! Thanks ! Glad you like it ! a fire cracker indeed ! That tube amp in your picture show is that a build by You? or some upscure forgotten brand?Like the look of your dark blue airplane can diddley ! Nice whit that spoon string holder !!

At 12:02pm on June 14, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Thank you kindly Andy ! my pleasure !

At 9:28am on June 13, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Hi there Andy! Yep i glueéd it underneath whit two way's gluei let the plastic ring on the piezo left on, and place the can over the the inbox neck so that it does not touch it so the piece of shopstick for a bridge gives of the sound treu the tin directly to the piezo hole in the tin wire directly to the long shaft inputjack,thanks for asking AB is see on your picture show you like to build of the beaten road yourself there Andy, lets keep up the good work thanks for the like ! Kind Greeetinggssszz A.D.

At 4:32am on May 25, 2018, Glenn Kaiser said…

Welcome Andy! -Glenn

At 7:46am on May 24, 2018, Glenn Kaiser said…

Hey Andy! I noticed that but he spelled Glen, not Glenn... though folks sometimes make that mistake w. my name. Glen Watt maybe?? I've never built anything quite like that so...? Thanks bro. -Glenn Kaiser

At 9:39am on March 28, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comment Andy

At 6:09am on March 8, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Hi Andy ! Thanks for the like! glad you liked it ! greeeeettsszzz A.D.

 
 
 

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