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piezo bridge

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by nunk6, Jul 21, 2001.

  1. nunk6


    Jul 29, 2000
    will these bring out the harmonics or just increase the top end?
  2. Chris_Brunhaver

    Chris_Brunhaver Supporting Member

    May 4, 2001
    Puyallup, WA
    Piezo pickups give a bass a much more acoustic vibe. Lower quality piezo are known for having a clacky bright sound but this isn't necessarily true. Harmonics should come out better but being fairly microphonic in nature, so does string and finger noise. From what I hear, the shadow piezo elments in the ABM bridges are not full enough sounding to stand on thier own. I would check out RMC and Rick Turner piezos if you have the chance. Remember, because of the high impedence of piezos you need preamp buffer as well. Bartolini sells one for ~$60-80.
  3. kezekiel


    Sep 24, 2000
    I'm thinking about going the piezo route as well. Rick Turner uses a custom Highlander rig on his basses, but their website doesn't appear to offer whole bridges or replacement saddles. What other options are out there?
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Moved to pickups...
  5. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    The GraphTech ones are very nice and are compatible with Fender-style saddles. I installed a set in my FrankenWarmoth project bass and since have become a dealer for them. Unlike others I've played, they don't seem to have that inherent "clankiness" and are very warm sounding. Visit http://www.gollihur.com/kkbass/graphtech.html for more info and a link to photos.

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