- From: walkinay@xxxxxx (hank alrich)
- Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 14:41:38 -0700
Tony Done <tonydone@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"hank alrich" <walkinay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
Tony Done <tonydone@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Just as a side issue on that, I have been looking for a stomp box that will
"JimLowther" <JimLowther@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
The recent thread on a cheaper piezo pickup got me wondering about
piezo "quack." Where does it actually come from? Does it have
anything to due with the resonance frequency of the element(s) itself
Dr. Jim Lowther
I have read that it is caused by the initial energy pulse from the piezo
being so strong it overdrives the preamp.
If that was all there was to it it probably would have been fixed long
*slightly* soften attack of magnetic pickups. Such a thing doesn't seem
exist, so maybe there is a technical problem with softening piezo attack. It
also suggests that a Red Eye preamp might have the attack-reducing
characteristic I want for magnetic pickups. Anyone tried it with magnetics?
It doesn't "soften" anything. The signal passes unmolested, insofar as
that is possible. Clipping can certainly add harshness to the leading
edge of a signal, as can intentional peak limiting and/or compression
I have used the Red-Eye and heard it used with a variety of EM pickups,
including a Jazz bass, a Gibson L6S, and a Bill Lawrence soundhole
pickup in a Martin D-18. It worked very, very well in all situations. I
handed it to the guy playing the Martin as he was about to begin
soundcheck at a small festival. He said, "Wow. Thanks. This guitar
doesn't usually sound like that through a DI!" He now has his own
Red-Eye and he and his partner are budgeting for hers.
Outboard stomp boxes have suprisingly crappy headroom. That's one of the
things Daren learned while developing the Red-Eye. His gain structure
takes care of that problem.
Just tossing out ideas here. Many things could account for what you're
hearing. I'd want to look at the whole signal chain and try to pinpoint
the source of the problem before throwing money at boxes hoping to fix
it. A typical DI combined with stomp boxes could cause that kind of
shut up and play your guitar * http://hankalrich.com/
- Re: "Quack"
- From: Tony Done
- Re: "Quack"