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pickups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 10, 2018. 20 Replies

What kind of magnetic pickup should I use, if any, to be able to get clean tones out of my little 1 - 3w cb amps?Continue

2 channel amps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan Aug 11, 2018. 7 Replies

What are the practical effects of running a mono input into a 2 channel amp and taking the output from just one channel?Continue

speaker connection

Started this discussion. Last reply by wes carl Aug 11, 2018. 13 Replies

If there is no indication on the speaker, no +/- and the lugs are identical, is there a way to tell + and -, or does it not matter?Continue

speaker placement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Williams Jul 31, 2018. 4 Replies

I'm building a tiny amp in which the 2 speakers will fire out opposite sides. In order to fit, the magnets of the speakers will be in very close proximity, essentially touching in fact. Problem?Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Joe Williams's discussion Pickups
Jul 20, 2020
Paul Craig replied to Joe Williams's discussion Pickups
Jul 20, 2020
David L. replied to Joe Williams's discussion Pickups
"Hi Ricky D, In the first builds I used to swap in piezo discs (2 or 3 wired in parallel) for one magnetic pickup into any standard diagram for a 3 way or 5 way switch.  These were still weaker than a magnetic but for bedroom playing worked fine…"
Jul 20, 2020
Paul Craig replied to Joe Williams's discussion Pickups
Jul 19, 2020
Ricky D replied to Joe Williams's discussion Pickups
"Hey David L. Do you do anything special to use both types of pups? I tried it when I first started building and the balance between the two pickups was horrible. One of them (I think the rod piezo) was incredibly weak. I had a three-way switch…"
Jul 19, 2020

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I've built all kinds of stringed instruments. No CBGs yet and nothing electric. Looking to broaden my horizons.

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