I was thinking of using individual roller bridges for my 3-string that is setup with peizo and I don’t have room for a rail.  Will the individual roller bridge create enough vibration for the peizo to be effective?  

Thanks all happy building and playing,


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That is a sweet bass.  I see how you located the Piezos, between the bridge and soundboard. Thanks

piezos are great for lots of things. if you use more than two, you can put one under the lid near the bottom and get percussion in your git. in this photo i used clock chimes and a couple piezos, sounds so sweet. hate to restate the 1st rule, but, the 1st rule is there are no rules.

I've thought about using a couple piezo on a switch or blend pot and place one at the bridge and one at the neck and be able to switch back and forth or blend a combo.

thanks Paul

I’m going to do that on my stomp box.  That is a great idea 


I've found that every Gibson style bridge works better with a neck to body angle to get the string height right all the way up the frets unless you cut a bridge cavity that sinks/lowers the bridge height. It takes some work to figure out what will work best.

Using individual saddles can be easier to work with and may not need a neck to body angle depending on how tall the saddles are.

You can even fit the piezos directly under the strings. This is what Maker Geri Ellsworth did for her Commodore 64 bass guitar she brought to MakerFaire years ago.

Here's the video where she describes the guitar itself. She went overboard on the electronics but it's still pretty cool.


I loved the video.  I’m going to try it, a single peizo under each string, sweet.

thanx for the peizo “muting” advice.  Done right its good but not can be painful.

Im beginning to realize that the CBG world Is a science and an art.   And regardless of your skills, you can usually make it work out

learned the hard way. don't glue the lid shut.

try a 1/4 w, 100k Ohm resistor, 5%


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