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Rod Piezo Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 16. 17 Replies

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…Continue

Piezo Pickups

Started this discussion. Last reply by mitch jones Feb 8. 2 Replies

G'day all, I'm going to have a go at building a few cbgs with piezo pickups, & I see there are enclosed & unenclosed versions available. I'm wondering if there is any difference (besides the…Continue

Summer has arrived......

Started this discussion. Last reply by mitch jones Dec 26, 2018. 8 Replies

…….Weather forecast for the next week in my part of the world - And I…Continue

Neck Varnish

Started this discussion. Last reply by mitch jones Dec 26, 2018. 19 Replies

G'day All,Just wondering if there is a preferred type of varnish to use on a bare neck, i.e no fret board. Something that wont peel off or wear to quickly. I notice the neck of the cbg I built late…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"Hi Mitch, yep you are dead right. Here are some photos of the repair....."
Mar 16
mitch jones replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"Wow! I'm guessing the string pressure caused the bridge & pickup piece to bend, all  which sort of floats, causing the rod to push out through the bottom?"
Mar 16
mitch jones replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"That's exactly what I did with my ukulele set up, works well!"
Mar 16
Taffy Evans replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"Hi again, this job came in yesterday, a mandolin with a bad sounding pickup system. Customer suggested replacing the pots, but I thought I would check the pickup first........this is what I found. Now to do the repair."
Mar 16
Randy S. Bretz replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
Mar 15
Randy S. Bretz replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
Mar 15
mitch jones replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"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…"
Mar 14
Taffy Evans replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"I thought that might be the case."
Mar 12
mitch jones replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"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 freely, but that's fine!"
Mar 12
Taffy Evans replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"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…"
Mar 11
mitch jones replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"Gday JL, Thanks for the info mate, that makes sense."
Mar 11
JL replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"Rods have a tiny fraction of the crystal that disks have, which is why the 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…"
Mar 11
the anonymous pick replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"You got the right idea ;-)"
Mar 7
mitch jones replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"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,…"
Mar 7
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"pick gave you the good oil ... "
Mar 7
the anonymous pick replied to mitch jones's discussion Rod Piezo Question
"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…"
Mar 6

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