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
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
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.
"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…"
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