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Came across this Reddit, only information was "Alaska Airlines" 

Added by jeff weins on May 13, 2022 at 10:18am — No Comments

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Recently finished this project. Parts list at

Added by jeff weins on March 11, 2019 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

6 string lap steel

A little while back I made a 4 string lap steel, I recently finished a 6 string  version trying to refine the design(thank you National New Yorker).…


Added by jeff weins on June 3, 2018 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

2 pickups 2 vol pots #2

This is my 2nd try at using 2 pick ups and 2 vol pots. This time I used a mini humbucker(10k) at the neck with a 500k pot and a single coil(9k) at the bridge with a 250k pot…


Added by jeff weins on October 15, 2017 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

soundboard wood

I was looking for a more resonate wood for my next project. Found this company Luthiers Mercantile International. They describe the wood as low grade soundboards, that you can use for practicing inlays or joining. For what we do the stuff is really nice, and 20$ for 5 bookmatched sets it was worth a try.              …


Added by jeff weins on April 29, 2016 at 9:50am — 4 Comments

2 pickups 2 volume pots

I recently finished a 3 stringer with 2 pickups controlled by 2 volume pots,instead of a 3 way switch.Thanks to David L.for telling me about this idea (Stracciatella Mod). I used the coils from 2 Gitty Gold Foil pickups.Diodes are soldered between each pot and the jack. Instead of soldering my grounds to the back of the pots, I flattened a piece "tin" from a can and mounted the pots thru the metal and tied all the grounds together with a bolt. It made a nice clean connection.



Added by jeff weins on March 20, 2016 at 9:00am — 14 Comments

3 way switch ?

I recently finished my 1st CBG using 2 pickups and a 3 way switch. In the neck position is a lipstick tube(4.52 ohms) from Gitty.. A single coil(9.04 ohms)) from Guitar Fetish is at the bridge. The neck and bridge position sound like I expected, the neck is subdued and the bridge is harsh. My question is about the middle position. Both pickups are active but the neck pickup is dominate and the ohms drop to 3.05. I was expecting more of a equal blend. Any ideas? At the top of this page is a…


Added by jeff weins on December 27, 2015 at 7:43am — 10 Comments

CBGitty Gold Foil pickup

I recently finished a 2 string slider. I took apart a Gitty gold Foil pickup and mounted the coil in the lid. The coil is only a 1/4" thick and fit nicely in the lid, and sandwiched it between 2 pieces of a cut up sesame oil can from work. There was a bit of feedback at first so I took it apart and put a strip of electrical tape on both sides of the coil, that cut out most of the feedback. It is some what microphonic but not to bad. I grounded the pieces of can, very quite no string buzz.…


Added by jeff weins on October 22, 2015 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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