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I was wondering how much you can trim off of a piezo disc and still have it work? I'd like to build them into the bridge/saddle but want to keep the bridge/saddle small, hard and un-obtrusive to box graphics. They are so sensitive to touch when just mounted to inside of box. I'm thinking that if the string vibration is the main thing the piezo is receiving that box microphonics would be reduced?
I know I can just cut some down till they stop working but figure someone has already done that and the rod type piezos are a bit pricey.
Thanks for any help you can render.
I have cut into the ceramic before, they stop working. Cut all the brass you want. The last CBG I built, which I kept as my player, has 2 cut discs under the bridge, and one inside the box on the soundboard under the bridge. They are switched so that I can use the double or the single, or both. The piezo's are sensitive, not sure if placement under the bridge makes them "less" to touch or not, maybe a little? I have pictures posted, #8 is the one I'm referring to, but the single piezo came after the pictures.
The rod type ones are fairly cheap if you are happy to buy from China/Hong Kong and wait a couple of weeks for delivery.
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