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    How long do piezo elements last?

    I wonder how long piezo elements last before they need to be replaced. The high E piezo element of one of my Majesties died out after 9 months so I wonder if this will happen often...
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    Any of them can randomly fail, there is no set lifespan per say. I've got a first run JP6 from June 2001 that still works flawlessly, while I have a JP7 from '06/07 that had 2 saddles die after a few years (full disclosure, ups smashed the guitar first and I had it apart multiple times doing refinish work). The piezos on my 2006 20th Anny Silhouette, 2007 Dargie Luke, 2013 JPXI, 2017 Gold Sparkle Majesty, and 2019 Diablo JP6 also all work flawlessly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJBC View Post
    I wonder how long piezo elements last before they need to be replaced. The high E piezo element of one of my Majesties died out after 9 months so I wonder if this will happen often...
    Many years ago, my JP6 arrived from EB with a non functioning low E piezo saddle. They replaced it under warranty. Recently, my preamp has become noisy (I think) and I’m looking at getting the whole system upgraded to the newer style preamp. My majesty has been flawless and trustworthy.
    JP6 Pearl White born 1/11/11
    Majesty Monarchy Imperial Blue born 1/23/18
    Cutlass SSS Starry night born 2/6/17
    Cutlass HSS Charcoal Sparkle born 1/21/19
    Cutlass SSS Firemist Silver born…
    20th Anniversary Majesty Honey Butter born…
    Cutlass BFR Bullhead born…
    Stingray Governor born….
    Blue Dawn Axis born 6/4/02
    Some other guitars

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    Any of them can randomly fail, there is no set lifespan per say. I've got a first run JP6 from June 2001 that still works flawlessly, while I have a JP7 from '06/07 that had 2 saddles die after a few years (full disclosure, ups smashed the guitar first and I had it apart multiple times doing refinish work). The piezos on my 2006 20th Anny Silhouette, 2007 Dargie Luke, 2013 JPXI, 2017 Gold Sparkle Majesty, and 2019 Diablo JP6 also all work flawlessly.
    Thank you Pete!
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    MAJESTY Purple Nebula
    MAJESTY Hydrospace

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmp View Post
    Many years ago, my JP6 arrived from EB with a non functioning low E piezo saddle. They replaced it under warranty. Recently, my preamp has become noisy (I think) and I’m looking at getting the whole system upgraded to the newer style preamp. My majesty has been flawless and trustworthy.
    Do you have already a 20th anniversary? Aren't they still being produced?
    MAJESTY Red Phoenix
    MAJESTY Purple Nebula
    MAJESTY Hydrospace

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJBC View Post
    Do you have already a 20th anniversary? Aren't they still being produced?
    I have a 20th Majesty on order from Pete. I also have a monarchy majesty and a JP6.
    JP6 Pearl White born 1/11/11
    Majesty Monarchy Imperial Blue born 1/23/18
    Cutlass SSS Starry night born 2/6/17
    Cutlass HSS Charcoal Sparkle born 1/21/19
    Cutlass SSS Firemist Silver born…
    20th Anniversary Majesty Honey Butter born…
    Cutlass BFR Bullhead born…
    Stingray Governor born….
    Blue Dawn Axis born 6/4/02
    Some other guitars

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