hi guys.....got any accoustics?? wannna turn them into electro accoustic but dont wanna spend a fortune on accoustic pickups?? you come to the right place.!!
well this is a well known technique but still i will do a little tut. for the people who doesnt know.
right what you need is:
a piezo element ( you can get it from electric shop or salvage your own from old alarm clocks, greeting cards or kids toys)
some shielded coaxial wire
solder (with the soldering wire)
and an accoustic guitar..(or electric i wont mind!)
first solder the coaxial wire on to the piezo element (see the img at the bottom) and then stick that piezo element on your guitar near the bridge (or reach inside the sound hole and stick it under the bridge) ..there, you are done.....
now its just the matter of connecting the other end of the coaxial cable to the amp or sound card or stereo..and way you go!!
(this is not my own thing, i read this many years ago at some website..i cant remember what website it was but anyway credits goes to that website)
i have tried this on my old battered chinese accoustic and it works!!!