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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-16-2008, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
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SAS32FM + piezo


Recently I've ordered new JCustom so my old solid SAS32FM is becoming a spare guitar that I dont want to be only a dust absorbent

The thing is that I would love to fit this SAS with a piezo pickup.

Already did some research on what I need. To install proper piezo (not the ones from post card speakers) I will need new nuts/bridge, preamp and aprox 2 pots.

problem is that I cant find any good solution for my bridge (SAT).

Anyone was playing with mod like this and can share experience?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-16-2008, 09:30 AM
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Re: SAS32FM + piezo

you won't "need" all of that. what you will need(at least for an lr baggs rig) is a 250k pot or the supplied pot...can't remember the value. this would replace your tone knob and a stereo jack, which would be supplied if you got the x-bridge. that is the only piezo i am familiar with, btw. for your situation, i would get 2 push/pull pots. one 500k and one 250k. the 500k would be your master magnetic volume and the 250k would be your piezo volume. the 500k switch would be the "either" selector, switching between magnetic and piezo sources. the 250k switch would be a defeat for that switch for both on. if you need a preamp for volume, get one of those preamps from GFS. the ones that will stick to a pot, granted in this case you would have to isolate it from the shielding, but stick it on the cavity cover with some double stick tape. you would lose tone controls, but you can get an external preamp like the baggs para d.i. or gigpro to remedy. this would save you from drilling for new pots.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-17-2008, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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Re: SAS32FM + piezo

hey, thanks for the answer.

About pots, I already changed the original config and now have 3pos switch and 2 push/pull pots (to split set AirNorton, AirZone). Don't mind saying goodbye to my tone pot but Im pretty close with my splitting options

Anyway thanks for reference to the xBridge. I will let you know what I came up with later


I had a closer look at the bridges you've showed me. Hmm think I will just change the saddles to some piezo ones and (!!!) pierce body for additional pot.
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