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Weird Idea, but wanted to know your thoughts

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by fatboy250, Apr 28, 2006.


  1. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    never messed with an acoustic but first you'd need metallic strings and seems some of those don't have them. Then there's the mounting issue.

    There's been a myriad of hollowbody electrics with dual and single coil pups so it's not far removed and a mag pup is fucntionally a mag pup regardless of design.

    Feedback would be a consideration.

    No doubt it's been done countless times but there's probably a reason none are manufactured as such - at least that I'm aware of.
     
  2. i don't know much about pickups, but wouldn't there be frequency range issues as well?
    i don't know much about it, but i would imagine that a pickup designed for guitar might be made to focus on different frequencies...i don't know though
     
  3. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Ok, you're wondering about dropping a jazz pickup and a piezo into an acoustic bass, right? Here's the problem: those magnetic acoustic pickups are specifically voiced to sound 'acoustic'. A jazz pickup won't sound the same. Having a magnetic and piezo pickup in the same bass is a fine idea, but you need a proper preamp to blend them. I believe there are commercial systems available that include both a magnetic and piezo pickups. That would be your best bet.
     
  4. yeah the Jazz and the piezo will be staggeringly different impedances. You cant just wire them like a PJ and a JAzz or 2 Jazz's. Do you like the sound of the piezo? I think they are too shrill myself. Ina any case you would need a fishman blender or some such preamp/mixer to use both tho.
     

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