"Wayfinder hit most of the important points. Any old laptop seems to work fins as a recording device. Older laptops have separate jacks for the mic and headphones and that can be helpful (more later).
Audacity is very good for recording and…"
"I'm with Ted. I tried 0.022 uF caps and 25o k pots, but always go back to the 0.047 uF cap and 500k audio taper pot. This combination seems to give a big range of tones (single coil or humbucker). A piezo pickup is a whole other story."
Hi Tom, 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.
Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.