has anyone put piezos in a P-bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lucas vigor, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Inactive

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    reading the "is there anything a p-bass can't do" thread got me thinking.

    I love p-basses. I have two. That's my disclaimer for what comes next.....

    ....but i have always felt that the acoustic tone does not sound much like the plugged in tone. For example, when playing near the bridge unplugged, I can almost cop that famous jaco-ish bridge pickup sound. Plug it in, and it dissapears and just sounds like a p-bass....so......what if there was a piezo bridge in there? What would that sound like and has anyone tried it?
  2. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Surely it would sound like any other piezo bridge pickup since the magnetic pickups won't make a difference when you're only listening to the piezo?
  3. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Inactive

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    no, I mean having both, and being able to blend the two sounds at will.
  4. ojo


    Jun 12, 2006
    Round Lake
    Eh, I had a piezo equipped p-bass for a minute, and didn't love it. I kinda felt that it sounded more like a piezo equipped bass than an acoustic type instrument. The piezo added an airy quali to the tone, and the annoying piezo plastic-y "clack." That being said, I have an older Godin A4, and wonder what the newer ones sound like w/ the pickup.