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Adding piezo to F Bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by wyliee, May 27, 2005.


  1. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    Here's a question for you all. I have a BNF6 that I dearly love. Incredible fretless mwah and it growls like nothing else. However, I'd like to get more of an acoustic sound out of it at times. Soloing the neck PU and rolling off the tone helps, but I've been wondering if I can do better. (Yes, I know it will never sound exactly like an upright.)

    My thought was to add a piezo to the bridge, a la' the Alain Caron model. George is willing to do the mods, but I wonder if I will get the effect I desire. So, what would you expect the end result to be of a piezo equipped BNF6? It isn't a hollowbody, so I wouldn't get the same sound as the Caron model.

    If I used the neck PU only, rolled off the tone and added a piezo bridge, would I get a more convincing acoustic sound?

    Thanks.
     
  2. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    Bump. Any thoughts????