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Piezo PU's - Schaller vs ABM vs ebay cheapie - opinions?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Cieran, May 6, 2010.

  1. Cieran


    Aug 24, 2009
    After a lot of deliberation (and reading) I have decided I am going to upgrade my bass with a Piezo pickup. I have checked out all the major players and I have narrowed it down to these 3 options. This is mainly because as I am in the UK and both Schaller & ABM are in Germany - it is easier and cheaper for me to order from Europe rather than the US.

    I have attached some pics of the Schaller & ABM alternatives and the cheapie ebay one can be found here:


    I have gone through all the posts regarding Piezo pickups but I could do with comparisons on these particular types if possible. Thanks!

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  2. Cieran


    Aug 24, 2009
  3. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    From what I gather it's mostly personal taste / aesthetics.

    ABM for quick load...I'd say ABM wins by a nose.
  4. Adam Harzuf

    Adam Harzuf

    Nov 16, 2004
    The Schaller 3D bridge is the only piezo bridge I know that allows string spacing adjustment. I'm probably going to buy one and will keep you posted.
  5. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    The Hipshot/Graphtech Ghost bridges allow some adjustments to the spacing, as well.
  6. Adam Harzuf

    Adam Harzuf

    Nov 16, 2004
    That's not what Hipshot told me in the reply I got from them this week.

    However, I found that ETS makes 3D adjustable piezo bridges, beautifully made, check them out.

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