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piezo saddles for tele
Aim is for easy access to faux-acoustic sounds for gigging. The band is a 5 piece, with keys/synth/pads and only 1 guitarist (me), so the acoustic sounds will be in the mix, rather than exposed (except for a few short places where the arrangements pare down to just acoustic strumming.)
It's for a regular tele and I've got no interest in driving midi stuff with them. I'll also probably want to keep it very simple: probably a stereo jack into a footswitch and the piezo side into my LR Baggs PADI then PA, magnets to amp as per normal.
Thoughts / experience / suggestions?
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I've also had good results in the past using a magnetic pickup into a Boss AC3 acoustic simulator pedal / acoustic amp which is probably a cheaper solution.
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I've just double checked, and you can get Ghost saddles for tele's with individual saddles and with the paired saddles.
If you go for the Powerbridge I would suggest you consider getting the Powerchip to go with it. It Will give you a volume control for the Piezos and simplify the wiring.
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What you have to bear in mind it that it is a fairly serious operation on your Tele, you need to enlarge the control cavity to accommodate the pre-amp/battery and do a little routing under the bridge plate for the piezo wiring etc. so you would have to add the cost of someone to do this properly for you.
To be honest for the price of all this you could pick up a Variax secondhand or even new that is purpose built for these very situations and an excuse for another guitar
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