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Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:18 am
by coldbrightsunlight
I've been meaning to do this for a very long time but I finally got round to putting a piezo on the bridge of my jag today.

It really nails the crappy sound I was after (genuinely) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Attached a sound demo clean and with some fuzz. It's pretty fun I think and was very easy to do.

You can just about see it taped underneath the bridge. Yes I'm going to clean up the masking tape at some point :p

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Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:35 am
by kosta
That sounds awesome! I've got a Tele project in my parts pile awaiting a similar treatment....

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:13 pm
by drolo
that's really cool, did you use those round piezos ?

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:39 am
by coldbrightsunlight
Yeah! They were like £1 each on eBay for 5. Soldering of the wires was not good and I broke them both while installing this :lol: but it's got a good output.

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:52 am
by drolo
they're usually really flimsy indeed and hard to solder too :) have you tried mounting it onto the wood to see what it sounds like ?

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:15 am
by coldbrightsunlight
Yeah I tried that too but it didn't work as well, it barely picked up any guitar playing sounds. Would probably work better on different types of guitars where the strings are less isolated from the body.

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:21 am
by Disarm D'arcy
Putting one under the trem to pickup all the resonance as well must be heavenly.

Might actually do what you did to one of the guits. Rewire one of those useless ton pots to a piezo volume. That would be sick.

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:39 am
by coldbrightsunlight
Yeah it picks up the sound from either side of the bridge with equal volume which is glorious. The behind the bridge strings are always great but this amplifies them so it's like a strange reverb with odd overtones. Good stuff.

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 pm
by Achtane
Sounds great!
It's so difficult to avoid crunching those little round ones when you're working with them...

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:54 pm
by kosta
Achtane – I had completely forgotten about that kbit quote in your sig. :lol:

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:05 pm
by Achtane
I miss kbit, i have to keep the fire going.

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:01 pm
by adamajah
That sounds neat!!

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:08 pm
by ognoy
I've got a piezo jammed under the trem on both my Bass VI and Puresalem Reverberation. ;)
Maybe I need to try to tape it to the bridge instead. ;)

Re: Put a piezo in my guitar

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:18 pm
by coldbrightsunlight
I meant to try it under the trem as well but didn't get round to it and found I like what I've done already.