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Piezo pickup cuts out

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BHester93, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. BHester93


    Feb 18, 2013
    A friend of mine was having issues with an acoustic/electric of his not working so i offered to take a look at it and see if i could find the problem out. i took the strings off and removed the saddle brefore plugging it in and gently touching a tiny screwdriver to it and Viola! i was getting noise through it just fine. Thinking it had just needed a new battery i put the pickup and saddle back in and was about to call it fixed when i decided to give the saddle a gentle tap to check the pickup again. I tapped it and nothing but silence. After experementing around i discovered that if i loosely set the saddle on the piezo and tap it picks up, but as soon as the pressure from the strings pushes it down it cuts back out. The pickup lead isnt getting pinched and isnt frayed in any place that i can see. Has anyone gone through similar problems with a piezo pickup?