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Piezos + Magnetics: what's your preferred routing? Eq the piezo, or not?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by kumimajava, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. kumimajava


    May 19, 2010
    Tokyo, Japan
    I'm considering adding some piezo saddles to one of my basses, and am wondering what's your preferred routing of the piezo signal: before, or after the magnetic pickups have been EQ'd?

    I'll be running the piezos into an East MPM-01 buffer/blend, and have a dedicated tone-control for the piezo (+ piezo/magnetic blend). As I can see it, there are two routing options:

    Piezo ->MPM, and Magnetic ->MPM, then the blend of piezo/magnetic to the pre-amp (Aguilar OBP3), then to output.

    Alternatively, I can do:

    Magnetic -> OBP3 -> MPM/Blend ->output.

    One way, both the piezo + magnetic get EQ'd by the Aguilar; the other way only the magnetics get EQ'd, and the piezo only has a tone-control.

    What's the conventional wisdom on this wiring - is it better to leave the piezo's un-EQ'd?

    Suggestions/either way appreciated :)

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