Originally Posted by Diego Gonzalez
Hello folks. I have a little problem. First of all, I don't have a preamp. I want to find a DIY solution to reduce the volume of an extremely loud piezo before entering my amp (a gk mb-200). The piezo clips even with the amp volume in 3 without playing any note. The upright isn't close to the cabinet. In amplitube I have to reduce the input level to -15db to get a good sound. The gk has a -10db switch that works great. I'm searching for a cheap solution for using others amps that don't have that switch.
Thanks in advance!
It sounds like you may have something wrong with your pickup, but not knowing the type of pickup you have makes it difficult to help you. Please fill out your profile
so we can help you. Just so you know, the GK shouldn't be doing that with most piezo pickups. I've used many a GK Combo (200MB Series I and Series II, and the MBE) and never had a problem with the Underwood pickup, Realist Copper Foil, BP-100, or Revolution Solo.
Francis Deck who builds the HPF Buffer Pre AMP, posted the plans for a version of the box on his website. http://personalpages.tds.net/~fdeck/bass/quickand.pdf
So if you know how to assemble and build such things you could have a the unit for your time, plus parts.