Recommendations for a Piezo and MM fretless build

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MVE, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    Im thinking of building a fretless, can anyone recommend a bridge Piezo, MM puckup, and preamp that would all work nicely together?

    Ive never done a Piezo before.

    Would any under saddle piezo work (like an acoustic guitar saddle cut for bass) or would a saddle system work better?

    Soundwise, In looking to build something that can get an 80s Pino sound (a la MM) and a Rob Allen-y DB sound via the Piezo.

    Then what pre-amp?
    I would love something filter based, or with a sweep able mid to get that bump.

    Any recommendations and help would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks for responding.

  2. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    Nobody wants to talk about Piezo pickups???


  3. I'm at the same place...
    I've got a fretless Precision that I'd like to put a piezo pickup (a bridge replacement, really) and a suitable preamp. I do not need to blend magnetic/piezo signal, I was planning to install a switch for either/or.
    It's a cheap Precision but really nice player, meaning that I have no issues carving cavities in it, I just want it to have the piezo pickup sound which I think is very sweet on a fretless with tapewounds.

    Any ideas?
    Especially if they sound reasonably good and don't cost the Moon ;)
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