ASAP!! Piezo Buzzer Mod

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by RunEvilSquirrel, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. RunEvilSquirrel


    Jul 2, 2004
    I want to do the pizeo buzzer mod on my 5 string active jazz. I did a search and got a couple answers but not all the ones i need. Does it matter what voltage? Anything else i need to know about this mod would be greatly appreciated.
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Moved to Pickups...
  3. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    I've made a number of piezo pickups using simple buzzers. I bought about 2dozen off of ebay a few years ago, but radio shack buzzers should work fine as well. Depending on your usage, you may or may not need a preamp.

    Look at this page to get an idea for wiring..

    I've found using a number of piezos works better than using a single. IE: use an individual element per string. Also, the closer the contact to the string the better/fuller the sound.