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Acoustic/electric dobro mod

Postby Peter Wilcox » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:02 pm

Nothing to it electronically - just physically fitting stuff in, but I guess this is the place for it. Since I just finished my new dobro, I thought I'd do this with the old one. No reason for it - I doubt I'll ever use it. The pickup is a "soft piezo" - a loop bent to be able to access the adjusting screw.

pickup-on-bridge.jpg


I drilled a hole for the plug and wire to go inside the instrument just under the edge of the cover plate, and a hole for the end pin jack - also enlarged the hole in the tail piece. I put some protective tape on the side of the guitar and laid out and cut the hole for the preamp.

end-pin-hole.jpg

preamp-layout.jpg

cutting-hole.jpg
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Re: Acoustic/electric dobro mod

Postby Peter Wilcox » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:09 pm

Pretty much self explanatory. Sounds OK.

preamp.jpg

wire-from-end-pin-jack.jpg

ready-for-cover-plate.jpg

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