"It would seem to me that the size of the box would have more effect than the shape. A deeper, larger box would be better at projecting the lower notes than a smaller size of box. Once amplified, I suspect the size…"
The real creator of sound/tone is the relationship betwen neck and box. The wood used for neck is as important as the box's resonating quality. If the box is too heavy (thick walls and top/bottom) then a piezo will be limited in how…"
"Either some form of damping or lowering the impedance to match the amp.
I like making a "piezo sandwich" and placing it directly under the bridge saddle outside the box. From top down - wood or metal saddle, thin piece of wood, piezo, cork…"
"In my opinion a piezo is actually too precise. They pick up every vibration and amplify it. When it picks up the strings it is too 'trebly', too thin. It also picks up all handling noise from the box and neck. A…"
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I'm building a four string guitar. I'm building my own box for it, and wiring it electric. I have one of Ted's Flatbed bridge pick ups to try on it. I went ahead and bought a blank fretboard, cut it down to my through neck width and fretted it.
I started a bass project with an old short scale neck.
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The real creator of sound/tone is the relationship betwen neck and box. The wood used for neck is as important as the box's resonating quality. If the box is too heavy (thick walls and top/bottom) then a piezo will be limited in how much vibration it can translate. A magnetic pickup would me limited too.
The shape of the box can affect sound/tone too, but with all this said there is no right or wrong way to look at it. Most important is to build and play and have a good time doing both.
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