Intro: Acoustic Guitar Diy Piezo Pickups
In this Instructable i will show you how to take an acoustic guitar and add one or more piezos to it so you can hook it up to an amplifier.
Step 1: Items Needed
-1 or more piezos (you can find them at radioshack but you need to get the piezo out of the plastic case.)
-Tape (I used masking tape but you can use any tape)
-Guitar Cable Spliced on one end
Step 2: Twist the Wires Together.
Twist the wires from the peizos to the wires from the guitar cable (polarity is not important).
Step 3: Apply Tape to Wires
Tape the wires together making sure that the two groups dont touch. If the two groups of wires touch you wont get any sound (If you want to check to make sure wires are not touching plug the guitar cable into an amp and tap the piezo if all is good you will hear a thump from the amp).
Step 4: Tape the Piezos to the Guitar
Tape the piezos to the guitar's top.
Now you can have a little fun experimenting with the piezos positions. Different placement will give different tones.
Step 5: Secure the Wires to the Body
Now just tape the wires down onto the guitar body to ensure the piezos don't get pulled off while playing.
Step 6: Make Some Music
Just plug the cable into the amp and make some music :)