Official Luthiers Forum!

Owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:23 am


All times are UTC - 5 hours





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:43 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 20, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 502
Location: Kurtistown, Hawaii
First name: Bob
Last Name: Gleason
City: Kurtistown
State: Hawaii
Zip/Postal Code: 96760
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I have a customer looking for a simple (cheap) external volume control for his acoustic guitar that has an active pickup system in it. The old fashioned belt clip kind. Have searched, but not finding anything. Any ideas? Thanks, Bob

_________________
“ The meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose of life is to give it away” Pablo Picasso


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:54 pm 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:14 am
Posts: 961
Location: Shefford, Québec
First name: Tim
Last Name: Mullin
City: Shefford
State: QC
Zip/Postal Code: J2M 1R5
Country: Canada
Focus: Build
Status: Professional
I think this is what you’re looking for, Bob:
https://schatten-pickups.myshopify.com/collections/volume-controls-thumbwheel-controls


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:10 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 20, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 502
Location: Kurtistown, Hawaii
First name: Bob
Last Name: Gleason
City: Kurtistown
State: Hawaii
Zip/Postal Code: 96760
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Tim, Thanks for the info. It was too late to call them today, but I'll call on Monday. Just need to make sure this will work with an active signal.I used to keep up with all this stuff, but thankfully most of my work is purely acoustic these days. Electronics die out here in the jungle in short order, so I do my best to avoid having to mess with them. -Bob

_________________
“ The meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose of life is to give it away” Pablo Picasso


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:31 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:14 am
Posts: 961
Location: Shefford, Québec
First name: Tim
Last Name: Mullin
City: Shefford
State: QC
Zip/Postal Code: J2M 1R5
Country: Canada
Focus: Build
Status: Professional
Then Les Schatten is the man you want. They’re in Waterloo, Ontario, so Eastern time zone.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:32 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 20, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 502
Location: Kurtistown, Hawaii
First name: Bob
Last Name: Gleason
City: Kurtistown
State: Hawaii
Zip/Postal Code: 96760
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Tim,
Thanks for that lead. I did talk to Les today and he told me his external volume control will work with active pickups. I also asked him why they answer Schatten pickups and horseshoes. Les is into horseshoe throwing and I had just recently bought a set for my Grandson, so we instantly had something in common. He also said they used to be Schatten pickups and ammo. I've always told up and coming luthiers they should have a sideline that makes money!--Bob

_________________
“ The meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose of life is to give it away” Pablo Picasso


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:22 am 
Offline
Koa
Koa
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:14 am
Posts: 961
Location: Shefford, Québec
First name: Tim
Last Name: Mullin
City: Shefford
State: QC
Zip/Postal Code: J2M 1R5
Country: Canada
Focus: Build
Status: Professional
Glad that worked out, Bob. I’m a dealer for Schatten, so I’ve had various conversations with Les regarding technical details. Very helpful guy. His pickups are not as well known as the US brands, but every bit as good and represent tremendous value. I use them in some of my own guitars. Les is probably best known among guitar geeks for his pickup winder — it’s very commonly used by pickup makers. It’s a small business with multiple family members involved.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com