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    Exclamation Upgrade EBMM steve morse standart with piezo

    Hello buddy..
    Im iin from indonesia
    I want to upgrade my EBMM steve morse ... I need piezo sound in this guitar
    Please help me what should i do... What is the best piezo for this guitar...
    Thanks

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    I think Fishman do a piezo TOM bridge that might fit

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    I think Beej did this in the past
    I Piezo'ed my Morse!
    Last edited by banjoplayer; 05-12-2017 at 06:43 AM.
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    I did indeed

    I used a Graphtech bridge and preamp. Very doable, you just need to think through the controls.

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    Which one.?? theres 4mm and 6mm ghost tune o matic bridges

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    I did indeed

    I used a Graphtech bridge and preamp. Very doable, you just need to think through the controls.
    Which one.?? theres 4mm and 6mm ghost tune o matic bridges

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjoplayer View Post
    I think Beej did this in the past
    I Piezo'ed my Morse!
    Thanks i will check the link...

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    I did indeed

    I used a Graphtech bridge and preamp. Very doable, you just need to think through the controls.
    Hi beej .. I already check your post I Piezo'ed my Morse!
    But i cant see the picture.. Can you repost in here.. Include the picture.. Please

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    6mm. (It was an old Morse, though, so you're always best to check the measurements to be sure.) This was many years ago, and Graphtech offers more options now than they used to.

    I've updated some of the old photos in that thread- hopefully this helps. Couple of random notes:

    - You'll have to drill to run the piezo wire from the bridge to the cavity.
    - You'll have to figure out where you want to put the volume control (If you don't use the tone control you can put it there, or use a dual concentric pot, or put a pot where the 3-way toggle is, etc.).
    - You'll want to replace the output jack with a stereo jack so you can switch the battery off/on when the cable is plugged in.
    - I routed the body for a battery box, but there's room inside the cavity for a battery. (But you'd have to take the pickguard off to change it.)

    One final note- I found the Graphtech preamp had some hiss that I couldn't dial out. It's there so you can blend the piezos and mags, and their default wiring has everything going through it. For that reason, I wired up a toggle for active/passive, so I could bypass the preamp if I wanted to. I haven't heard anyone else complain about this, so odds are you won't have to do it.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    6mm. (It was an old Morse, though, so you're always best to check the measurements to be sure.) This was many years ago, and Graphtech offers more options now than they used to.

    I've updated some of the old photos in that thread- hopefully this helps. Couple of random notes:

    - You'll have to drill to run the piezo wire from the bridge to the cavity.
    - You'll have to figure out where you want to put the volume control (If you don't use the tone control you can put it there, or use a dual concentric pot, or put a pot where the 3-way toggle is, etc.).
    - You'll want to replace the output jack with a stereo jack so you can switch the battery off/on when the cable is plugged in.
    - I routed the body for a battery box, but there's room inside the cavity for a battery. (But you'd have to take the pickguard off to change it.)

    One final note- I found the Graphtech preamp had some hiss that I couldn't dial out. It's there so you can blend the piezos and mags, and their default wiring has everything going through it. For that reason, I wired up a toggle for active/passive, so I could bypass the preamp if I wanted to. I haven't heard anyone else complain about this, so odds are you won't have to do it.

    Good luck!
    Thanks buddy ... Very helpful..

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    I used the fishman power bridge in combination with the fishman power chip. Used a push pull pot to activate the piezo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    6mm. (It was an old Morse, though, so you're always best to check the measurements to be sure.) This was many years ago, and Graphtech offers more options now than they used to.

    I've updated some of the old photos in that thread- hopefully this helps. Couple of random notes:

    - You'll have to drill to run the piezo wire from the bridge to the cavity.
    - You'll have to figure out where you want to put the volume control (If you don't use the tone control you can put it there, or use a dual concentric pot, or put a pot where the 3-way toggle is, etc.).
    - You'll want to replace the output jack with a stereo jack so you can switch the battery off/on when the cable is plugged in.
    - I routed the body for a battery box, but there's room inside the cavity for a battery. (But you'd have to take the pickguard off to change it.)

    One final note- I found the Graphtech preamp had some hiss that I couldn't dial out. It's there so you can blend the piezos and mags, and their default wiring has everything going through it. For that reason, I wired up a toggle for active/passive, so I could bypass the preamp if I wanted to. I haven't heard anyone else complain about this, so odds are you won't have to do it.

    Good luck!
    Upgrade EBMM steve morse standart with piezo-image-jpeg
    Do you use the piezo pickup from graphtech too ??
    Upgrade EBMM steve morse standart with piezo-image-jpeg

    But the colour is black..

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    Yes, the Graphtech bridge + piezo saddles. The ones I have are black as well. If that's a problem, you can look at other vendors who have metallic saddles- Fishman, RMC, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    Yes, the Graphtech bridge + piezo saddles. The ones I have are black as well. If that's a problem, you can look at other vendors who have metallic saddles- Fishman, RMC, etc.
    Thanks buddy

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