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Piezo on a 335

Triplet

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I have a 335 that sounds pretty damn good acoustically. I think it would be worth trying out a piezo on it. Anybody ever put one on 335?
 

Big Al

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I would use a Fishman power bridge or somethig of that nature. I did a lot of fooling around with Barcus Berry Hot Dots in the 70's. Some results were pretty good, but the exact spot you install them is critical!! With the new preamps available and proper acoustic amplification the results with the piezo bridge is pretty friggen cool.
 

Wilko

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Piezo bridges don't actually utilize the acoustic properties of the instrument much (if any at all)--so don't expect the quality of your guitar to come through with a solely piezo based system.
 

Don

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My ES-225 sounds like a cello acoustically. I briefly considered installing a K&K pickup in it.
 

Triplet

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Piezo bridges don't actually utilize the acoustic properties of the instrument much (if any at all)--so don't expect the quality of your guitar to come through with a solely piezo based system.

Suggestions? :biggrin:
 
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