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Dual piezo wiring: in series or in parallel?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Dec 8. 2 Replies

I'm working on a license plate resonator guitar with two piezo pick-ups. The piezos are super glued to the back side of the plate, either side of the bridge. This guitar also has a CB Gitty 3 pole,…Continue

 

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Tom T replied to Martin Simpson's discussion Dual piezo wiring: in series or in parallel?
"I read somewhere (maybe on this site) that the Piezo has such high impedence that is has trouble impedence matching with most amps. One way to lower this impedence is to put Piezos in parallel. I've tried this and there does seem to be less amp…"
Dec 8
BrianQ. replied to Martin Simpson's discussion Dual piezo wiring: in series or in parallel?
"You’ll have to run the piezos through an onboard preamp, FYI, the Fender powerstrat has a similar configuration,good luck"
Dec 5
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Dual piezo wiring: in series or in parallel?

I'm working on a license plate resonator guitar with two piezo pick-ups. The piezos are super glued to the back side of the plate, either side of the bridge. This guitar also has a CB Gitty 3 pole, prewired, dual humbucker pick-up installed. I plan to use a 3-way switch to switch between the piezos, the humbucker or both. I'll have a volume knob for each pick-up and a tone knob for the humbucker only. I would like the volume output from the piezos to be approximately the same as the humbucker…See More
Dec 5

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