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Offline adibranch

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adding undersaddle pickup
« on: January 03, 2020, 01:38:25 pm »
Hi All, Just a quickie.. if i add an undersaddle piezo pickup, surely this will affect the overall tone of the guitar in general? As the saddle isn't in direct contact with the body any more?
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Re: adding undersaddle pickup
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 03:03:49 pm »
It will also raise the action of the guitar if the saddle isn't sanded down.
Have a K&K instailed. Less invasive on will give you a better acoustic sound.

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Re: adding undersaddle pickup
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 02:00:51 pm »
A [email protected] and installation would cost more than the guitar. It's a £100 ibanez I fancied messing with. The pickup/amp is an andoer cheapie (but supposedly they're pretty good).

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Re: adding undersaddle pickup
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 03:54:26 pm »
In that case get a sound hole pick up. No drilling or wirering.

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Re: adding undersaddle pickup
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 04:23:15 pm »
Yes - for a modest price guitar just get a simple soundhole pickup that you can attach / detach as required.

Seymour Duncan Woody is reasonable at a good price.
There are others for a few dollars more.

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Re: adding undersaddle pickup
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 09:41:23 pm »
All good advice so far.

1) You're going to have to (as has been said) remove the thickness of the new pick up from your saddle.
2) If you go budget, then the chances are your pick up will not fit the saddle slot and that will need widened.
3) You're going to have to drill through the bridge.
4) You're going to have to cut a hole in the body for the pre-amp/equaliser.
5) You're going to have to drill a hole for the jack.

If you are up for all the above and think it's worth the hassle then go for it.

The advice to try a clip on sound hole pick up might be the best route initially.

 

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