Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
I am thinking of either going piezo bridge or Lace acoustic PU in electric
Don't worry, I am not carving up an Ibanez but an ESP/LTD Viper. It originally came with two passive EMG humbuckers, volume, tone, and three way switch. It now has the two humbuckers with single volume push/pull pot and tone pot has been removed.
I want to either add piezo tune o matic bridge and use free space where there is no longer a tone pot to put in volume control OR put in a Lace Sensor thinline acoustic pickup which looks like a nickel covered humbucker and put a volume control in empty spot.
1) The piezo tune o matic bridge can replace the current tune o matic bridge and I can wire in a volume and maybe tone.
2) The Lace Sensor thinline acoustic pickup is the same basic size as a humbucker and I could put into the spot where the regular neck humbucker is right now. I will drill out cavity for the included long shaft acoustic guitar output jack. I suppose the three way switch won't work with two wildly different outputted pickups though but that's OK.
Do either of these proposed projects sound like anything you have ever heard of? Neither sound too difficult to pull off. I know the only electric solidbody out there with a passable acoustic sound is the Shadow Nanomag and Epiphone has pulled this off in the Ultra Series which also has additional wiring allowing for blending, output control, and USB capability. I don't know if I want to rip up fretboard's last fret which the Shadow requires to put it in.
I don't like too many guitars around and I can only tolerate my main ESP and Ibanez as a backup for occasional use. While I love acoustic guitar sounds with piezo like Takamine or Ovations or Martins all of which I have owned, I don't want to clutter up small house with another guitar nor do I want to get used to super heavy bronze strings again.