Would weedwackers and a piezo pickup work?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DanAleks, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. DanAleks

    DanAleks Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

    Mar 5, 2009
    I have an old bass (34 inch scale) & I'm thinking of putting piezo pickups under a standard, metal bass guitar bridge and using weedwackers. I'm going to remove the magnetic pickup and install a pre-amp.

    For what it's worth, I also plan to remove the frets.

    Could this work?

  2. I think so; I have a double bass with gut strings and piezo pickup on the bridge, and that works.
    However, the pickup poles are on the bridge, right next to the strings a la Fishman, because a piezo under the bridge had too little definition. Mark Gollihur suggested that and it worked.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014