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Cigar Box Amplifier
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Custom builds, weird questions?
I make a TON of custom models, dual pickups, selector switch cbg's, short scale basses, dulcimer guitars etc...
Are Bluesboy Jag Cigar Box Guitars Electric?
You bet! I make my own magnetic pickups by hand. These are not inferior sounding piezo transducer pickups, these are REAL magnetic pickups similar to what you might find in a fender Stratocaster guitar but they are designed specifically for the cigar box guitar. They sound AWESOME! I also use hum bucker pickups which were designed 60+ years ago to eliminate hum.
Each pickup is Hand Wound
Large, very strong magnets for hot output without distortion
Beautiful installation process without modifying the cigar box
Minimal feedback and handling noise
These puppies are completely hand wound which means several hours of painstaking detailed work. Many people who make thier own pickups use machines and they guide the wire and patiently monitor the process just in case it goes haywire. I actually WIND MY OWN BY HAND! It takes a lot of patience and skill and a lot of trial and error to get it right,but some of us think it is worth it.
Machine wound pickups are set into an automated machine that guides and lays the wire.While these pickups may sound just fine to the untrained ear, he result is a somewhat uneven tone. My pickups have a much better tone for cigar box guitars, they add more mid range, giving the CBG a more even sound. CBG's are known to have a very treble tone, my pickups compensate for that.
In addition to that, my CBG's with my pickups installed have an excellent ZZTOP or Black Keys type of humbucker tone (my pickups are not technically humbuckers but that's another discussion) which sounds absolutely INCREDIBLE with a little tube distortion and a glass slide.
Check out example #1. Example #2.
See several videos of my cigar box guitars with these pickups.
Each pickup is hand prepared and coated for protection. I use very strong Alnico V and neodymium magnets that are the industry choice for electric guitar pickups, not cheap hobby shop magnets.
These pickups use industry standard copper wire and several thousand winds per bobbinfor that extra HOT tone, just what Bluesboy JAG CBG's demand. Warm, full tones for mellow guitar passages and STINGING 50's style hot overdrive for when you REALLY wanna knock 'em dead!
They will arrive complete with leads ready to be soldered into a guitar jack or volume knob.