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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-01-2004, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Piezos?

What exactly is this technology? I heard its somethin to do with electric/acoustic stuff on the ibanez site, but cant seem to find much more, so you guys are my first port of call!

Anyone?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-01-2004, 09:15 PM
 
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i don't know EXACTLY how it works, but this i can say:


GET IT!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-01-2004, 10:54 PM
 
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it's a type of resistor that changes resistance according to the frequency of the string, and because it is not magnetic it can pick up a broader frequency range. Basically will do a good approximation to the sound of an acoustic guitar.

it's ace, get it
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-02-2004, 08:24 AM
 
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They're basically crystals that respond to pressure. They're mounted in the bridge, whether on an electric or under the saddle on an acoustic.

Try to listen to a setup. If you want something resembling an acoustic sound on an electric guitar, it's OK (and probably still the best way to go). But I'm not a big fan of piezos even ON an acoustic. I think all those piezo-equipped *acoustics* are only a rough approximation of an acoustic guitar sound!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2004, 03:39 AM
 
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Try to listen to a setup. If you want something resembling an acoustic sound on an electric guitar, it's OK (and probably still the best way to go). But I'm not a big fan of piezos even ON an acoustic. I think all those piezo-equipped *acoustics* are only a rough approximation of an acoustic guitar sound!
Well, yes, they are, but they are the onliest way you could play 'acoustic' in a rockband without having to consider too much feedback problems.

And apart from some guitarists most of the audience cannot hear the difference wether you play a miced acoustic, one with piezos or an electric with a piezo-bridge (and sadly not the difference wether you play your electric with a clean sound or with the piezo-bridge )
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