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Bass max cover

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by ctregan, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. ctregan


    Jun 25, 2007
    Syracuse N.Y.

    I was looking at the planet pick up and it got me thinking of customizing my bass max wing pick up. The Bass Max has a rubber jacket covering the piezo element. Is it possible to remove the rubber sheathing and use the pick up "unprotected".

    Could I get a better pick up results without the cover?

    Also, has anyone experimented with the Bass Max elements and coverings?
  2. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    That would be the last thing you'd want to do. It is the mass loading of the material encasing the element and resulting "tuning" that makes piezo pickups usable.
  3. ctregan


    Jun 25, 2007
    Syracuse N.Y.
    I do not usually abuse good equipment like this but I was curious.

    Better output/volume. A little more clarity in low strings.

    Without the rubber it is hard to keep the pick up in place, and the rubber is also needed to protect the fragile piezo element.

    My apologies to Bob Gullihur and drurb.
  4. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    My apologies to ctregan but that's one fugly bridge! :D

    Thanks for doing the experiment though, I've been wondering about that for a while.

    What about putting something thinner on the transducer to protect it, like adhesive tape. It would give you a little protection and a little traction too.

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