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preamp requirements for piezo disc pickups

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Jul 26. 3 Replies

Hello,My daughter is in a School of Rock band with many other kids.  In a show in a few weeks she'd like to use a mandolin with a couple of piezo disc pickups I added inside it to do Maggie May.…Continue

 

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John Sawyer replied to Rich Cope's discussion preamp requirements for piezo disc pickups
"Should work just fine..."
Jul 26
Rich Cope replied to Rich Cope's discussion preamp requirements for piezo disc pickups
"Thanks, I was barking up the same tree and had actually ordered the very same preamp before I had watched the video.  At rehearsal she has been using the PA."
Jul 25
John Sawyer replied to Rich Cope's discussion preamp requirements for piezo disc pickups
"Wire an acoustic preamp in a box like a pedal... Since the electric and piezos have very different output levels and impedance, swapping cords without amp fiddling won't work... with a preamp, you can adjust it to match the amp settings . .…"
Jul 16
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preamp requirements for piezo disc pickups

Hello,My daughter is in a School of Rock band with many other kids.  In a show in a few weeks she'd like to use a mandolin with a couple of piezo disc pickups I added inside it to do Maggie May.  It's quick change, she unplugs her electric guitar and plugs in the mandolin.  In the first rehearsal it didn't work, not sure if it was settings, volume or something else.  I may have to add a preamp and was wondering what the best route to take.  I'm not really interested in cutting the instrument…See More
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My daughter is in a garage band. I want to build her instruments to add to her collection. After I do a cigar box, i'm going to try and make one that can be played with fiddle bow.

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