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peizo pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Hookha, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    peizo pickup
    someone can give me explaintion what is it?
  2. Its a pickup under the bridge that makes your insturment sound accoustic.
  3. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    It's a pickup that responds to changes in pressure. It's usually placed in the bridge saddles or under the bridge, though on acoustic instruments it may be attached to the soundboard/top.

    Piezos are the most common pickups for acoustic instruments--they are sensitive to the vibrations of the body as well as the strings--so that's why many people feel that adding a piezo pickup to a solidbody electric instrument can make it sound "acoustic". That's not exactly true, but it can give a sound that's closer to the amplified sound of a typical piezo-equipped acoustic instrument.

  4. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
  5. kid_squanto


    May 5, 2006
    so if i get a piezo put in my bridge, it could make my bass sound more like an upright?
  6. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    It feels a little weird to be quoting myself...
  7. brandonwong


    Dec 16, 2003
    I'm using RMC piezos on a gotoh bridge. They add brilliant highs and warm lows to my 2 magnetic pickups. It also adds a little more nasal tone to my overall sound when it is turn on. IMO, i like it cos it amplifies my ghost notes much more than the mag pickups would.

    As for becoming closer to being an upright, i think it will be more applicable if it is a fretless instrument.

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