HI all. Im about to intall a rod Piezo in a new Build, I have installed them before some with volume Control some without. Is the only benifit that you have Volume Control on the Instrument rather than on the amplifer?

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North Jeff, near Wanneroo, and you?


Makes sense, not using a mag on your drum banjo project...piezo will do better for you there. As Darryl said, soldering a small value capacitor, like a .01uF between the positive and negative lugs of the 1/4" jack will help filter out some of the harsh brittle treble-ness of the piezo.

To add to this, I am not saying that all piezo set-ups will sound brittle and/or harsh. But sometimes they can sound like a cat being pulled tail-first through a key hole.

Thanks for the info, and l will put the cap in. I have Strung it up and it is substantially louder than anything that I have built so far. I have made allowance for 4 strings but quickly realised that I am not Ready for 4 strings yet so back to 3. I will Post a pick as Soon as I Finish.

Oh by the Way , happy new year to all.


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