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Anyone want to sell me a home-made pickup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by drew Jun 29, 2010. 4 Replies

I thinking I might use a real pickup for my first three string CBG build, anyone who makes them in the UK fancy selling me one?I don't know much at all about pickups so happy to take advice on what…Continue

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Is a 40mm wide neck too thin for a 3-stringer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by YeahDoIt Sep 24, 2010. 12 Replies

My Uncle-in-law kindly gave me some oak and elm to use for CBG necks, and cut it to size.  Annoyingly I told him slightly the wrong dimensions, I wanted 45mm x 20mm but told him 40mm x 25mm.  Will…Continue

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Wood for neck in UK

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Jul 7, 2016. 46 Replies

Wondering where UK builders get their wood for CBG necks?  All B&Q seem to have is cheap pine and other wood merchants aren't much better.  I could trek out to my nearest sawmill and get some…Continue

 

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At 4:06am on August 17, 2010, MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) said…
Where there's a will... and remember, necessity is the mother of all f*ck-ups!
At 7:45am on August 16, 2010, MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) said…
Problem I had with my first coil one was you can't have the neck running all the way through the box cos the pickup gets in the way and when I did it the box lid wasn't strong enough on it's own and it went hopelessly out of tune! You may need to re-inforce the lid either side of the pickup. If you look at my video http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/coil-pickup-demo you will see how I got round it - that was very rough and I am sure there are neater/better ways to do it!
At 7:17am on August 16, 2010, MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) said…
Hi - glad to have been of assistance - yes I am sure a router makes life a lot easier! Did you sort out your pickup? Going for a piezo (easiest) or a coil?
At 6:34pm on June 7, 2010, MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) said…
Check out the Brits Group discussion - tips on where to buy one
At 7:24am on May 24, 2010, JUJU said…
Yes mate thats the capacitor - i order al my parts from axesrus.co.uk free shipping on everything and cheap prices for good kit
http://www.axesrus.com/axeElectronicsCaps.htm
At 4:16am on May 24, 2010, JUJU said…
Heres the wiring diagram for the two pickups and three way switch you will notice that in the picture the pickups are Humbuckers - just treat these as single coil pickups also the Vol & tone controls (pots) are shown as 500k you need to use 250k for single coil and a .22 Capacitor hope that helps

here is a good source of wiring diagrams if you ever need any http://www.artecsound.com/wiring/wiring_book01.pdf
Enjoy juju :-)
At 3:43pm on May 20, 2010, JUJU said…
Hi John
Here's the Hollowbelly Video i was talking about - thought i'd add it here save you searching for it
http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/hollowbelly-the-1st-uk-cbg
Enjoy
juju :-)
At 10:17am on May 18, 2010, bemuzic said…
cool have fun with it....I played with it for a while and it's pretty good.I've now got myself a Boss loop station but it was playing with this that made me sure I was into it enough to be worth buying one : -)
At 8:38am on May 18, 2010, bemuzic said…
here's a link to some free looping software : -) http://www.ambiloop.com/download.html
At 3:42am on May 18, 2010, Andy H said…
yo yo yo!
 
 
 

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