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making piezo transducer

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by VaantCustom, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. VaantCustom


    Feb 5, 2006
    I had side lined one of my wackier bass projects for awhile for an actual :) :) paying customer!:) :) That bass will be done in a couple more weekends and I'll post some pics.

    Now that I pull out the other guitar again with a fresh head, I would like to do some things differently. Instead of having a custom pu made, (9 strings) I'de like to make a bridge, with 1 intonated saddle, and an under saddle piezo transducer w/ a good preamp.

    I checked out a lot of pages online on this, but most of the applications are for cellos and acoustic guitars. I was planning on doing it like this: http://www.liutaiomottola.com/PrevPubs/Piezo/CoaxTransducer.htm ,but does anyone have any experience making piezo pu's for electric basses, and have any useful advice to share? This could be a really interesting thread.

  2. metalbass.com


    Mar 20, 2006
    Do a Search on Piezo in the Pickups & Electronics
    Forums and you will find numerous threads on the
  3. VaantCustom


    Feb 5, 2006
    Thanks I'll try that. But if anyone has anything new, please post.
  4. BeauLeopard

    BeauLeopard BLDesign Custom Basses

    Apr 14, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    There's a book called "Getting A Bigger Sound" by Bart Hopkin. It's about all types of pickups but there's some fairly good info on piezo construction.

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