1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)
  2. Because Photobucket has chosen to in effect "take down" everyone's photos (unless you pay them), we have extended post edit time in the Luthier's Corner to UNLIMITED.  If you used photobucket and happen to still have your images of builds, you can go back and fix as many of your posts as far back as you wish.

    Note that TalkBass will host unlimited attachments for you, all the time, for free ;)  Just hit that "Upload a File" button.  You are also free to use our Media Gallery if you want a place to create albums, organize photos, etc :)

pickup for rubber strings?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Slap_embrutex, Feb 22, 2006.


  1. Slap_embrutex

    Slap_embrutex

    May 25, 2005
    hi, i´m thinking to build an ashbory like bass with rubber strings, but i´m doubing in what kind of pickup use (no dealer for original parts). i´m spanish and at my local music store they have a small stock, my options are:
    -under saddle transducer for guitar
    -twin disc transducer for double bass
    -multipurposal single disc transducer
    i don´t wanna spend much money in it so all this pickups are under 50$ and i´m going to use a homemade piezo buffer.
    by the way, wood or metal bridge?
     
  2. teej

    teej Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    I would use the 2-disc bass pickup with a wooden bridge.
     
  3. RaTTeR

    RaTTeR Don't forget your towel!

    Dec 25, 2005
    Riverside, Ca
  4. jburtonca

    jburtonca

    Nov 25, 2000
    Ottawa, Canada
  5. Road_Toad

    Road_Toad

    Jul 7, 2005
    California
    The twin disc piezos have much better output compared to an undersaddle unit. I use the K&K Sound pure bass and get a great woody sound, but I haven't gone with the solid body design yet. I do an ebony bridge & saddle with the 2 piezo discs mounted directly under the saddle- one disc for each string pair. Here's mine:

    http://www.roadtoadmusic.com/files/010BB_w_octave_black.JPG
     
  6. T-34

    T-34

    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    +1 for the twin piezos. I used the K&K bassmax, the most powerful DB piezo pickup I know. In 3 years (until lost :( ) I never managed to add the preamp in the chain, the sound was plenty strong without preamp.