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Wiring diagram

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder on Thursday. 7 Replies

Just received in the mail from Gitty a Chrome Pre-wired pickup Selector with Volume, tone and three way switch.  It's going to be in my latest build. Using  piezo and Mini Humbucker pickups. Thought…Continue

Low string

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Feb 4. 11 Replies

I'm up to my 10th CBG, I've been satisfied with the results for the most part. I seem to be having a problem tuning the low string. I've broke several strings trying to get the G tuned in. Don't know…Continue

 

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Chuck Bouwens replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Wiring diagram
"Ted and Wayfinder. I really appreciate your input. I have it figured out now ( with your help ), Only problem now is finding a place on the box to install this. It's a lot bigger than it looks on line. I may have to hold off and use on a…"
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Ted Crocker replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Wiring diagram
"I can't figure out why there are only 3 wires.  Gitty is a member here, you can send him a message thru his page here."
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Chuck Bouwens replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Wiring diagram
"You can click on the attachments to see the switch I'm talking about."
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Wiring diagram

Just received in the mail from Gitty a Chrome Pre-wired pickup Selector with Volume, tone and three way switch.  It's going to be in my latest build. Using  piezo and Mini Humbucker pickups. Thought maybe there would be wiring instructions. Anybody wired up one of these?See More
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Ted Crocker replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Low string
"I always point new players to Knotlenny's Ultimate Best First Lesson video for tuning and simple playing tips.  Check it out!"
Feb 4
Chuck Bouwens replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Low string
"Do you know of any good Videos or books that a rookie can read or watch that could explain the basics of which strings are best suited for what you would want to hear? I've been a music lover as long as I can remember, but never picked up an…"
Feb 4
Ted Crocker replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Low string
"Thanks Wayfinder - great posts!!"
Feb 3
Chuck Bouwens replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Low string
"Thanks again for responding to my question. Sounds as if part of my problem is due to not allowing the strings to stretch. "
Feb 3
Chuck Bouwens replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Low string
"Thanks for the info. One quick question, when you're tuning do you start with the low string and work up to the high string? "
Feb 3
Ted Crocker replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Low string
"Weird. I use the A string and tune down one step."
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Low string

I'm up to my 10th CBG, I've been satisfied with the results for the most part. I seem to be having a problem tuning the low string. I've broke several strings trying to get the G tuned in. Don't know if it's a problem with my build or what. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm using a digital tuner I purchased from Gitty, and have also used two different tuner apps that I have on my iPhone.See More
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Chuck Bouwens replied to james pobog's discussion Hello everyone... in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Beautiful work Jim. Thank you for serving."
Oct 29, 2019

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Searching cigar box guitar build info on line
What instruments are you building or playing?
One Acoustic cigar box, two electric cigar box, one baby size cigar box ( for my soon to arrive great granddaughter) and a cigar box amp. Getting ready to start a new acoustic.

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At 11:05am on October 6, 2019, Ted Crocker said…

At 5:28pm on September 16, 2019, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Chuck, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.  Add some pics & vids!

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is...  There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!

 
 
 

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