Piezo

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  1. mark cassidy

    mark cassidy New Member

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    Hello! So, I watched a video over the weekend about the Piezo Custom 24 and I'm still not clear on how it works. Is there a separate acoustic style PU somewhere in there? If so, where? The guitar looked like a straight solidbody to me. By the way, I bought an S2 Custom 24 recently and I love it!
     
  2. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    The piezos are built into the bridge saddles. I have a P22. Here's a pic of the bridge. Notice the oval shaped bits that are around the string? That's the piezo pickup for each string.

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  3. mark cassidy

    mark cassidy New Member

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    Many thanks for this. Much appreciated!
     
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  4. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Sure thing, man! And, I didn't really elaborate - the guitar is a solid body. Alone, using the piezo it is okay. In a band context it's much better. I use mine in the studio, I have found that utilizing Impulse Responses of acoustic guitars loaded into my Helix makes the piezo pickup take a MUCH more believable acoustic sound.
     
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  5. goat-n-gitter

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    I use mine in exactly the same way. It does a very convincing acoustic sound, easily as good or better than an unprocessed piezo signal from an acoustic-electric.
    I works great live too - my Helix is used as the pedalboard/switcher for my Mesa MK V amp, and the second signal path in the Helix processes the piezo signal out to the PA system.
     
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  6. mark cassidy

    mark cassidy New Member

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    Ok, you are losing me a little bit here with the tech talk. I know the basics of recording (home) but what is a Helix? As a matter of fact, what is a piezo? I have not done anything with acoustic guitar in many years and even then it was as part of a folk group with a few mics etc.
     
  7. markd21

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    First - a Piezo is a type of transducer (pickup). You can read all about it here if you want:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piezoelectric_sensor

    A Helix is a Line 6 modeling product that allows you to load things called Impulse Responses to mix and match with Line 6's own modeled amplifiers and cabinets.

    Here's a link to learn more about the Helix:

    https://line6.com/helix/helix-floor-rack.html

    An Impulse Response is harder for me to explain. They have been used for a while in high-end reverbs to give you the sound of actual concert venues, famous studio rooms, etc. Read these:

    https://joeysturgistones.com/blogs/learn/getting-started-with-impulse-responses-for-guitar

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impulse_response
     
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    ^^^^^^

    Good answer - you posted while I was still typing.
     
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  9. mark cassidy

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    Many thanks again!! I got some reading to do.
     
  10. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    I still do acoustic sounds manually.

    Of course you do.
    -Jackie Treehorn
     
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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I’m a big fan of your illustrations.
     
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  12. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i don’t get all of these fletch references, but what a great film.
     
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    If there were any fletch references anywhere, I would be able to help you out with those. My last golden retriever was named Fletch ;)
     
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    jxe babe en der wood

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    i recognize breeds all ‘look alike’ but this forum could stand more dog pics.

     
  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Tyler keeping an eye on a couple of fiddles.

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    Ginger, sad that the snow is melting....


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    Ginger, sprawled out after a hard day of napping. Also, shedding season!

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  16. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    that is a bellyrub waiting to happen!
     
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  17. mark cassidy

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    From the pic of the deck I would say that almost looks like where I'm from - Alberta. Warmer climes at the minute tho.
     
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    ??? Did I miss Julie Bowen pics???

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  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Chicago, first part of March. Although, it's only 42 here today. Only rain now, 2 inches so far. April showers, and all.
     

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