Hi All,

Love this forum and website.  I'm having so much fun!  I finished my first CBG (see profile pic) and I am having a blast with it.  It plays great, and I'm learning to play slide, with much advise from the smart folks here.

I'm thinking about starting guitar #2, which will be a license plate resonator.  I'm thinking about using a bridge piezo pickup rather than a traditional electric guitar-style one.  I'm hoping this guitar will sound good unplugged, but I want to be able to amplify if needed.

Any thoughts?

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I built an acoustic license plate reso for a friend.. I used RTV to hold the piezo disc to the lid, and covered it in hot glue... Worked just fine.

I used RTV because the hot glue didn't seem to want to stick, and I wasn't sure about the long term durability. The plate was an aluminum vanity plate...

Did it sound pretty good?  Better than a standard pickup do you think?  Also, pardon my ignorance, what is RTV?

Thanks

Take a piece of sandpaper and rough up the plate where the disc is to be mounted. Should stick no problem. I think RTV is a silicone product, but not sure.

I believe it was Phrygian Kid on here that had mounted a standard mag pickup below (not touching) the plate (inside the box). His experience was that heavier gauge strings made the plate vibrate plenty and the mag pup worked off that just fine. I'm finishing up a diy mag pup for a LPG build and will post audio when I finish.

Cool, can't wait to hear it!
Y'all may want to check the Inductionn Pickup discussion that Wayfinder just posted. If your LP isn't steel (like the older ones were), but instead is aluminum, the Induction Pickup might be what you're looking for.

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