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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by grungtertl, Jun 19, 2005.
What is a piezo pickup?
Piezos are basically little crystals that cause an electrical current when moved, they are used in the bridge of the bass and pickup the string vibrations
can they go on any bass? What do they sound like?
A few weeks ago, after receiving my new EBMM Bongo with two humbuckers and piezo bridge, I recorded some sound clips trying to show the versatility of this great instrument. There's a very noticeable fret buzz because I hadn't setup my instrument yet, but I think these examples will illustrate you about how a piezo equipped bass sounds (please read the enclosed document first). Here's a link for downloading the clips (it will stop working after one week):
Hope this helps.
Awhile back, Rick Turner wrote an article about
piezo's for BP Mag.
It's worth a read if you really want to know.
Here's the link:
RT on Piezo pickups
Here's another much more in-depth interview
with Rick which covers a lot of interesting stuff
both technical and historical including more on piezo pickups.
Rick Turner Interview
so can you install piezo's on any bass?
Those clips helped alot, thank you!