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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Hookha, Apr 11, 2006.
someone can give me explaintion what is it?
Its a pickup under the bridge that makes your insturment sound accoustic.
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.
Check out the Pickups FAQ located at the top of this forum.
so if i get a piezo put in my bridge, it could make my bass sound more like an upright?
It feels a little weird to be quoting myself...
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.