How To Tune A Cigar Box Guitar (CBG)
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How To Tune A Cigar Box Guitar (CBG)

Introduction To the Tuning a Cigar Box Guitar The cigar box guitar (CBG), with its rustic charm and portability, is a delightful instrument for both beginners and seasoned players. But unlike its six-string cousin, cigar box guitars often sport unique tunings. Fear not, though! Tuning a cigar box guitar is a breeze. This guide will…

An easy way to make a pickup from a transformer. Part 2: Use
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An easy way to make a pickup from a transformer. Part 2: Use

Introduction Prerequisites. This is the continuation of the other post, “Happiness Does Exist! An Easy Way to Make a Magnetic Pickup“. Now it’s about the implementation of the idea of the DIY pickup from the transformer. Charger In the previous post, I said “spare transformer” to use, but I forgot to say where you can…

Happiness Does Exist! An Easy Way to Make a Magnetic Pickup
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Happiness Does Exist! An Easy Way to Make a Magnetic Pickup

In one of my previous related posts DIY Pickup in 4 Easy Steps. I was explaining how I make the magnetic pickup from the sewing bobbin and a copper coil of a transformer.Oh, and the neodymium headphone element, of course.It included the winding with the use of the ordinary drill.Well. No more winding!No more hassle…

How To Build Your DIY Magnetic Pickup For Diddley Bow: Part 1
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How To Build Your DIY Magnetic Pickup For Diddley Bow: Part 1

Introduction: Did you know you can build a DIY magnetic pickup for your CBG or Diddley Bow for next to nothing? Magnetic pickups offer a warmer tone and higher output compared to piezo pickups, which are commonly used in these instruments. Materials: Broken headphones (free from friends or electronics stores) Magnet (from the headphones) Copper…

How to Upgrade Your Cheap Guitar in 3 Easy Steps
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How to Upgrade Your Cheap Guitar in 3 Easy Steps

Struggling guitarist on a budget? You’re not alone! Many people want a great guitar but can’t afford a top-of-the-line model. Whether you’re just starting or a casual player, there’s a way to get a fantastic instrument without spending a fortune. This post is about how to easily upgrade your cheap guitar. I mean a basic…