After obtaining a broken necked electro acoustic I've salvaged the electrics.. Input jack,, volume n tone slider control and piezo rod all pre wired.. Would swapping the piezo for a standard single gel coil pickup be o. K. Or would it need a different type of wire?? Cheers
Hi Jon. I don't work with piezos, but I've worked with a lot of single coils, I would think that the small gauge p/u wire would be fine with piezos conversions. Any other takers?
I agree.,.,piezo's and coiled magnetic pickups both use the same wire.,.,I tend to use a little lighter gauge wire on the piezo's.,.,the big stuff is a little harder to tack to a piezo.,.,
You weren't specific about the parts, "volume & tone slider control" seems to suggest an on-board pre-amp??? so there might be impedance issues that will affect the quality of the sound it puts out if the piezo rod is switched for a mag-coil
HOWEVER the gitty pre-amp works great for both so I'd say you are least safe from releasing any magic smoke from it
as to wire, these work in the 1's to 100's of mille-volts and mille amps, any wire bigger than the mag pickup's winding wire will carry the load. I try to use wire that I'm not afraid I'll break in the handling/soldering/mounting steps.