"Hi, that bit of info may help. If you used a nail only without mounting it on a wooden base, so the nail was more of a saddle than a bridge, the bridge could be too low. Best if at least 3/8" to 1/2" high. Piezo pickups work by changing…"
"thanks for all the advice guys its certainly given me something to think about.the cone lid is probably too tight ,the bridge is an old handmade nail i salvaged from a bonfire and the rod is glued to the underside of the cone lid.now the amplifier…"
"Hi Andrew, a couple ideas come mind, but not based on your build, because it can't be seen or heard, but.
Brindge should be in the centre of the cone,lid.
Did you drill a hole in the lid for pickup wire?May effect sound.
In a resonator guitar…"
"The strings and the lid are not tuned to each other, not even close. The lid needs to fit a little loosely. Maybe that's obvious to you and there's other problems, I'm assuming you are a beginner. How much experience do you have with…"
"I never remember that whole silly thing with the HTML tab. :)
Andrew, it's just about impossible for anybody to diagnose without a bit more information, sorry. I could guess that something is snubbing against the strings and muting…"
having recently finished my first cbg with can lid resonator and rod piezzo pickup it does not resonate and there is no twang.it just sounds like a slightly muted acoustic guitar,any ideas anyone!See More
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