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Best passive piezo

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Feb 8. 5 Replies

Did a build for a client, concert size ukulele. Now he wants a pickup. I usually install an active piezo but this box will not allow for that. Any ideas on best passive piezo? Disc vs rod. Would like…Continue

Sound post?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans Feb 6, 2018. 13 Replies

anyone use them and if so do you think it helps sound as it does for violin and cello?Continue

Shipping cbg’s

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Lettau Jan 30, 2018. 3 Replies

hard time finding box to ship my cbg’s I have sold. Any ideas or suggestions?ThanksContinue

Rod Piezo with bolt/nut bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clarky Jan 16, 2017. 6 Replies

Has anybody used a rod style piezo when using a bolt nut bridge? Not sure if it would work hot glue to underside of bolt? or hot glue to box? Thanks!Continue

 

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BrianQ. replied to Eric Lettau's discussion Best passive piezo
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BrianQ. replied to Eric Lettau's discussion Best passive piezo
"If you’re not trying to do any wiring, then try one of these little guys. Only 1 5/8” x 2 5/16” plus it comes with a rod piezo? https://www.cbgitty.com/guitar-electronics/pre-amps/ukulele-cigar-box-guitar-pre-amp-kit-with-2-band-eq/"
Feb 8
Taffy Evans replied to Eric Lettau's discussion Best passive piezo
"Hi again, I did not answer your question fully as you made mention of saving the cost of a simple wiring task. The better quality the piezo element the better the sound/quality/output. This better quality comes at a cost. I use JJB electronic and…"
Feb 7
ILL GREEN replied to Eric Lettau's discussion Best passive piezo
"Depends on the client's prefered tone they are looking for. I think you can make passive piezos to work.  You might already know this, putting the piezo under the first strings will give a bassy sound. If placed under thinner strings,…"
Feb 7
Taffy Evans replied to Eric Lettau's discussion Best passive piezo
"Hi, have you considered an external pre amp? I often mount a guitar pre amp in to a small box that sits on top of the amp or on the floor. Taff"
Feb 7
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Best passive piezo

Did a build for a client, concert size ukulele. Now he wants a pickup. I usually install an active piezo but this box will not allow for that. Any ideas on best passive piezo? Disc vs rod. Would like pre wired saves me time and pass the cost on to the client.Thanks all!See More
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At 1:49am on January 12, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi ! Thanks for asking ! its a 251/2 inch scale nut to bridge.

At 2:13pm on November 9, 2016, darren brown said…

hi strings are ead from 13,s tuned fcf the bass is a 75 tuned a .

 
 
 

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