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Single string electric bass advice needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ice Bob Jun 11. 8 Replies

Hello all. First post.Built myself a single string canjo a while back and that was pretty fun. Now I just picked up an electric ukulele and a used fender strat knockoff that I converted earlier…Continue

 

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One string guitar or bass pickup

"where do you usually mount yours? and is it on a solid body or hollow body?sorry for the continued questions, I've done more hollow body stuff than solid body stuff and just trying to make sure I get the right thing for solid body as piezo…"
Jun 11
Ice Bob replied to Mike Moreau's discussion Single string electric bass advice needed
Jun 11
JL replied to Mike Moreau's discussion Single string electric bass advice needed
"A rod piezo under the saddle or a disk piezo sandwiched between the bridge and the solid body will work just as well for an acoustic as a solid body."
Jun 11
JP Lace Master replied to Mike Moreau's discussion Single string electric bass advice needed
"I've built too of these in the past, the one above has one either side of the string up near the neck end. the other one I built had 1 in the centre of the tin lid and the 2nd was underneath it also in the centre of the tin. I got a decent…"
Jun 10
Mike Moreau replied to Mike Moreau's discussion Single string electric bass advice needed
"So I should definitely go with a regular pickup instead of piezo right? That's what I was thinking, a solid wood body won't have enough reverb for a piezo to really transmit nicely."
Jun 8
Taffy Evans replied to Mike Moreau's discussion Single string electric bass advice needed
"Hi, just keep in mind, magnetic pickups read string vibration, usually mounted on solid timber. But also work on hollow body instruments, tho can feed back at high volumes. Disc type piezo pickups/sensors read timber vibration, and are more likely…"
Jun 8
Mike Moreau replied to Mike Moreau's discussion Single string electric bass advice needed
"Where are your piezo discs attached, to the back? If I am doing just a straight plank (no can), where would be best to attach the pickup? For a normal coil I'd put it where it would be on a standard bass, beneath the string where you pluck.…"
Jun 8
JP Lace Master replied to Mike Moreau's discussion Single string electric bass advice needed
"I'm no expert on upright basses, but I can help with a 1 string bass. I've built a couple 1 String Diddley Bass Canjos for as little as £10 (no more than $15). A normal cheap single coil pickup will do the job ok, but it may be…"
Jun 8
Mike Moreau replied to Mike Moreau's discussion Single string electric bass advice needed
"These types of pickups are very cheap. Would that work okay on a one-string? Or should I go for a different design?"
Jun 8
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Single string electric bass advice needed

Hello all. First post.Built myself a single string canjo a while back and that was pretty fun. Now I just picked up an electric ukulele and a used fender strat knockoff that I converted earlier tonight to a 3 string with a GGB tuning.Looking to build a single string upright electric bass and looking for advice.Thinking a .135 or .145 string. Would I need a special sized tuning knob for such a large string, or would pretty much any regular peg be sufficient?What kind of pickup should I go with?…See More
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