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Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Infirmity Citrus President Sep 20. 9 Replies

hi again, Iam building a electric cbg and added springs again, thinking it would make good vibration around the the metal bowl and added another spring on a howled out spacer glued to the bottom,…Continue

Sound holes or not sound holes in a electric cbg?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Brown Sep 21. 5 Replies

This is my first dog bowl guitar and I plugged it in. In this cbg Good idea or  not I used a springs  around the bowl and on the bottom spacer I hollowed that out and stuck on spring, My question is,…Continue

Springs in a cigar box guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Howard Craypool Aug 22. 10 Replies

In my first build I added springs to the box but later for the fun of it cut out my neck to except (4 springs) thinking it would vibrate a little extra, don’t seem to sound different, but now iam…Continue

 

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Greg Brown replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Sound holes or not sound holes in a electric cbg?
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Infirmity Citrus President replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom
"That which BrianQ calls a hardware store switch is an SPDT Center off - Single Pole Double Throw Center Off the switch Howard Craypool linked to is a DPDT Center Off - Double Pole Double Throw Center…"
Sep 20
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Carl Floyd replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom
Sep 12
Taffy Evans replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom
"Hi, there are a couple of other ways I have used to pickups on a dog bowl reso CBG. I find that a piezo mounted on the resonator itself without any modification can be a bit overly trebly or shrill. So I mount another pickup in an area of the box…"
Sep 9
BrianQ. replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom
"Well, the middle position turns the switch off, so you’ll always have a dead spot between the pickups, so maybe not the best choice? "
Sep 8
Howard Craypool replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom
"Thank you BrianQ, cool….I found this switch in my toolbox, I like the Bakelite toggle, it has 6 prongs, can I use this switch from #1 to number #2….? Thank you, respectfully……stay cool man!"
Sep 8
Howard Craypool replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom
Sep 8
BrianQ. replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom
"If you want to use a regular Hardware store on/off switch:"
Sep 8
Howard Craypool replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom
"Thank you for the schematic, "
Sep 7
BrianQ. replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom
"Diagram with Les Paul style switch:"
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Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom

hi again, Iam building a electric cbg and added springs again, thinking it would make good vibration around the the metal bowl and added another spring on a howled out spacer glued to the bottom, I’ll stop with the spring stuff after this build.I have a question for anyone who  knows. The basic piezo kit came from  cbgitty, and it had a two wafer disk..(1), is under the bridge and I want to install the (2) on the bottom hollow out spacer with (spring) using a two way switch, can any one lead me…See More
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Howard Craypool replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Sound holes or not sound holes in a electric cbg?
"Thank you Taffy Evans for your response. On my first cbg, I put black window screen to cover my sound holes, but later removed it thing it would restrict some sound, on this cbg, I covered the holes with metal, but have a piezo pick up under the…"
Sep 6
Taffy Evans replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Sound holes or not sound holes in a electric cbg?
"Hi, I understand that 30% of the sound we hear comes from out of the sound hole. If playing acoustically, unplugged, with no soundhole you are potentially missing 30% of the sound that is generated by the strings. That's assuming that the box…"
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At 6:27am on August 16, 2022, A.D.EKER said…

Hello Howard ! i love what you did whit the springs in the neck , i whoed  love to hear how this sounds, do you use it acousticly or amped up? and what springs did you use weak or sturdy springs? is it like a reverb setup in a lets say a Fender twin reverb amp? kind greeeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 2:38pm on June 23, 2022, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your builds and build processes? Site is old and has a glitch, here’s the trick to post:

 
 
 

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