G'day all,

I received a cheap pre-amp in the mail today, & it came with a rod piezo. My question is, can this be glued to the bottom of the sound board like a disk, or would I be better off making a hardwood bridge & embedding it into that?  Or would it not make much difference either way?

Views: 271

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Rods work better under pressure ,  many embed them into a  bridge , or leave them sticking out a bit on the bottomew of bridge , . even sandwich it betweeen the sound board  and neck . Bottom line is to  somehow have the string pressure applied to it . or have it already under pressure (embedded) then  let the vibrations run through it .

 hope that  helps . ;-)

 

I hadn't thought of putting it between the sound board & neck - just cut a fractionally too shallow groove accross the neck under the bridge & glue the sound board on. Great idea! Then I can still move/remove the bridge.

Cheers mate, that's just what I'll do!

You got the right idea ;-)

pick gave you the good oil ... 

Rods have a tiny fraction of the crystal that disks have, which is why they work better squished between the bridge and the bridge-saddle.

Disks have a LOT more electricity producing crystal, so they work well enough glued to any surface that vibrates.

Gday JL, Thanks for the info mate, that makes sense.

Hi, having installed hundreds of strip undersaddle piezo pickups over many years l have found that the better - the flatter the contact surfaces on both sides of the pickup- the better the sound produced. Back in the day certain brands took all types of tricks and tactics to get even sound.

Taff

I did end up sandwiching the rod between the neck & soundboard under the bridge, & it sounds good! Its a bit quieter acousticly due to the soundboard not vibrating as freely, but that's fine!

I thought that might be the case.

You can install a rod under the sound board, but like pick says " you need pressure on it". If the your using stick thorough design do this.

15 for 3

You can shim it on the back side if you need, make sure you use a hard wood bridge that isn't to high so the pickup is close to the sting. If the top is 3/16 and a bridge under 1/2 it should work fine. A capacitor on the input will help with feed back.  A rod under a saddle in a bridge would be better and in my mind make the best sounding electric acoustic CBG.

Gday, mate, I did make a ukulele a while ago, & I put a rod inside a hollowed out bridge with a saddle & it worked fine. I'm not too fussed about how this one sounds "un-plugged", I've got a few others to muck around with....!

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Latest Activity

Dave Lynas posted a photo

Chicken head

First daylight. Oil paint, first coat.
7 minutes ago
Profile IconPATRICK JAMES ARMSTRONG, Mellowmuso87, james mc carron and 2 more joined Cigar Box Nation
1 hour ago
Andrew Newlands liked Dave Newcomer's photo
1 hour ago
Jerry Jordan commented on Thomas Case's photo
Thumbnail

On the bench, Baritone Wine Box Uke

"Highly commendable,,., bracing is the new fad,., and it works!!"
2 hours ago
Jerry Jordan commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
Thumbnail

The Wild Cherry fretless - one piece plank style

"Let me know if you do anything wild and crazy and decide to sell it,, guess I’ll have to look…"
2 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
3 hours ago
Dave Lynas liked Randy S. Bretz's photo
3 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Randy S. Bretz's video
Thumbnail

Wild Cherry fretless

"Sounds great Randy. Such a unique beauty."
3 hours ago
Jean Francois HIEBLER liked Dan Sleep's discussion 2012 Cigar Box Nation Blues Album is ready for download!!
3 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

BCB I dont want to know A D Eker 2020

"Thanks Keith ! appriciate your Like !"
4 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Randy S. Bretz's video
Thumbnail

Wild Cherry fretless

"WoodTone to the Max ! Love your minimal style on the body work ! great tone and vision! Keep on…"
4 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

BCB I dont want to know A D Eker 2020

"Thanks Jim !for your kind comments ! got word to Richard! and something is in the pipeline! time…"
4 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2020   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->