These are built using very high quality 20mm piezo's. We can now offer to
substitute these for 15mm piezo's upon request. Please email us after
making your payment to specify that you would like 15mm transducers. This
configuration is designed for guitars which do not provide enough space on
the bridgeplate to allow for the bigger sized piezo's. Both systems have a
very similar tone but the smaller system provides a little less output than the
bigger sized system. In many cases this slight difference is negated by the
higher resonance of a smaller bridgeplate. These can be used with or
without a preamp with fantastic results. These are ideal if you desire a less
defined bass and mid-range output. They are designed for more resonant
guitars or ones with thinner soundboards.
This system utilizes a single piezo configuration for a crisp sound. The
single piezo configuration is a very straight-forward and easy to install
system. These work great in smaller scale instruments such as mandolins
and ukulele’s as well as a good starter system for standard size acoustic
guitars. These special surface transducers are under less pressure than
under saddle pickups thus decreasing the likelihood of them transmitting a
percussive or harsh sound. The piezo is designed to pick up the resonation
found in a significant amount of the soundboard. These do not "fade" or
distort at high volume or with high-power systems. The highs are crystal
clear while the lows are, what they should be, low! They are very responsive.
This pickup configuration is offered in several high end guitars. All of our
products feature quality components and construction. These utilize a ¼
mono jack that is of equal quality to those manufactured by Switchcraft.
These will work great in a variety of instruments. Mandolins, ukulele’s, bass
guitars, banjo’s, violins, dobro’s, dulcimers, stomp boxes, etc. The
possibilities are endless! These, like all of our systems, can be installed in
about 15 minutes! They are a very simple and inexpensive means of turning
your acoustic instruments in to acoustic electric. Please don’t let the price
1. Mark the desired location for the jack using a pencil.
2. Remove the strings to provide easier access inside the soundhole.
3. Carefully drill the hole using the 3/8 drill bit.
4. Remove the nut and washer from the jack.
5. Install the jack by pushing it through the hole from the inside.
6. You may want to experiment with the placement of the piezo before fixing it into place. You can do this
using a piece of masking tape to temporarily hold it in place. You will get a different tone in different
7. Once you have determined where you would like to mount the piezo, attach piezo transducer to the
inside of guitar top by placing a drop of super-glue the piezo and holding it in place for about 45
seconds. The installation point that will result in the most amount of gain is directly under the saddle on
8. That’s it! Replace strings, tune up, and plug it in!
We cannot accept any responsibility for guitar damage caused by installation.
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