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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"
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Ted Smith commented on Ted Smith's blog post Piezo / mag pickup combo
"Sorry that last comment was for Davod. Thanks again!"
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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…"
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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/"
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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…"
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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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