Gotham epoxied-in rod piezo demo - no squeeze

I had a question about rod piezo pups, so i assembled one like a disk and epoxied it under the license plate, no direct squeeze from the bridge but lots of vibration. Sounds great thru a preamp! All it needs is contact vibration.

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Comment by Poorness Studios on February 25, 2024 at 3:00am

Sounds pretty great.

Comment by Uncle Toad on February 23, 2024 at 11:41am

Wooden box - if you see the Gotham Guts photos, you can see the severely hacked away back and sides. I put lots of foil duct tape inside as shielding. 

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Comment by Southern Ray on February 23, 2024 at 11:09am

I don't think I'd have ever thought about the JB weld. Cool. Is this a metal box as well? I never thought a license plate could sound that good. Gonna steal that one from you. (grins)

 Thank you

Comment by Uncle Toad on February 23, 2024 at 11:02am

Southern Ray- the piezo rod was epoxied in place with JB Weld (I don’t mess around). I sanded and cleaned the back of the plate with windex first, wiped in a very light layer of JB Weld, then pressed in the rod, and sandwiched it with another light layer of JB Weld and a very thin strip of cedar from a cigar divider that was in the box. I “clamped” it down with some soup cans overnight. Take a look at my pix - you’ll see the wood strip between the bridge and first pickup. Worked like a charm.

Comment by Southern Ray on February 23, 2024 at 10:59am

 Browsing through CBN today, I just had to hear this again. Didn't reallyget a chance to really listen to it. Got it turned up some and the dynamics came out better on these PC speakers. That thing sounds awesome. Nice play as well. Loved the short ditty.

Comment by Uncle John on February 23, 2024 at 1:49am

Nice. I sure liked the pics of this one.  Nice jazzy play and tone with a bit of reso sound to it.

Comment by Southern Ray on February 22, 2024 at 6:43pm

 Sounds great! I'd like to thank you for this, since I just bought a license plate from the state and year  of my birth. (Old, old, ooolllddd) I also want to make a license plate guitar from it. I would appreciate anything else about how you mounted the piezo, more about your build, etc..

 Thanks again!

Ray

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