Piezo

mark cassidy

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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!
 

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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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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.

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.
 

mark cassidy

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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.
 

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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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