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Ted Smith commented on Milt Haselmire's photo
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"Sweet build Milt! What preamp did you use? Have you used the 7545R preamp and if so, your opinion?"
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James "Jam" Ruddell commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"I also use the same circuit for an input preamp on my cigar box amplifiers if I am going to run bass mid and treble controls to limit the loss of volume and have had good luck with it"
Mar 11
Ted Smith commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"Sorry that last comment was for Davod. Thanks again!"
Mar 11
Ted Smith commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"Man that's some good stuff. I really appreciate it. That's a good looking rig in your profile pic. I see your using a railblaster humbucker pup. I've been using them on several recent builds. Using a switch for split coil. I like them!"
Mar 11
David L. commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"For those interested this is where I first came across the idea of using diodes https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/the-stracciatella-3-volume-w-varitone-modification-incl-video.134058/ And a video demo from the person who thought of the idea (I…"
Mar 11
David L. commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"For wiring diagrams this artec sound PDF offers the common schematics. If you want to add a piezo just wire it in place of one of the magnetic pickups in the diagram. http://www.artecsound.com/wiring/wiring_book01.pdf"
Mar 11
David L. commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"Hi Ted, On nearly all my CBGs I add both piezos and magnetic pickups. This is an old video I made comparing piezo discs and magnetic pickups with and without a preamp. Note the sound is very low (old camera mic) so turn the volume up on your device…"
Mar 11
James "Jam" Ruddell commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"Yeah this is where I found it http://music-electronics-forum.com/t23807/"
Mar 9
Ted Smith commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"Thanks Daryl, that helps. Appreciate the info. Hey James is that 9v circuit on line somewhere I can have a look?"
Mar 9
darryl kernaghan commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"Ted, if you go with separate volume controls for piezo and mag pups, you can blend in your piezo to the mag sound and get some good results, the piezo is, in effect, a capacitor, so you get a bit of tone control, to counter any problem like James…"
Mar 9
James "Jam" Ruddell commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"I have a schematic for a 9v piezo pre-amp circuit. I happened across it (from a past blog un CBN ) when I first started using piezo's , it was one of the thing's that convinced me to join ."
Mar 9
Ted Smith commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"Thanks James. Looks like its gonna be select one or the other unless an active circuit is added for the Piezo."
Mar 9
James "Jam" Ruddell commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"I am wanting to do the same thing but I was going to use a 5 way switch , but I can't find any schematics for the wiring ."
Mar 9
James "Jam" Ruddell commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"From what I have come across is without the pre-amp the mag pickup will be dominant and turn your piezo into a speaker ."
Mar 9
Rob commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"Hi Ted, i have not built anything with both, BUT i own an Yamaha AEX 500. Which has already both - Humbi and Piezo. It has 2 extra controls: 1 active 9V (usully found on acoustic guitars) for the piezo and passiv volume and tone knobs for the…"
Mar 9

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Piezo / mag pickup combo

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 8:08am 15 Comments

I've built with piezo's and mag's. Getting ready to experiment with them as a combo. I would like some opinions on sound, piezo placement, tone / vol. control and switching and anything else that might be useful.

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