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Home made pickup with vol and tone
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Ferret
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Some time back i posted, showing pickup parts that I bought on eBay for around $12.

Well yesterday I decided to put it all together.

I found a piece of wood. cut it to length, hollowed it, drilled some holes, and gave it a coat of stain.

I then put the pickup parts into said piece of wood and clamped it to my violin

The pickup is a thin piece of plastic 'under' the bridge.

I've posted the picks and a rather bad vid. The violin that I used is one that I've not used much and the bridge is not what I'm used to. And my broken ribs didn't. help nonelaugh

BTW... The shape is that of a prototype. Will do the next one to fit nicer

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Nice job!  Looks nicer than store-bought, and sounds pretty darn good!

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Interesting John,
What did you do when you bent down and touched or turned a nob?

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Fiddlerman said
Interesting John,
What did you do when you bent down and touched or turned a nob?

I just turned the guitar amp on. I couldn't 'shread' because of the oldies next door. facepalm

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Good job!  Looks good and sounds really nice!

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It would appear from the pics that the bridge wasn't fitted yet when the video was done, there will be big gains from your instruments' sound if that step is taken. I doubt the 'new' bridge was shaped to fit the curvature of the body top precisely either. Perhaps you could just use the 'old' bridge instead of the new one that came with the "kit". Otherwise the string height will need to be adjusted by sanding the bridge properly and thinning it out as you do that, until the strings are the proper height above the fingerboard nearest to the bridge. A good place to start would be the G string about 5-6mm high and the E string about 3-4mm high.

 

The reason I say that is because the string height appears to be really high opn the G string and I bet the others are exceedingly high as well..., which makes the instrument difficult or more difficult to play and finger notes beyond the first postion.

 

Also you can experiement with the bridge position on the body as well and get it to sounding better then use the amp to enhance those great sounds.

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