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Piezo Transducer     Many of my instruments are amplified using piezoelectric technology, including the Old Crapper, Jamplifier, and of course the Piezoelectric Banjo. Wikipedia defines piezoelectricity as "A charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (notably crystals, certain ceramics, and biological matter such as bone, DNA and various proteins) in response to applied mechanical strain. The word piezoelectricity means electricity resulting from pressure."

Piezo Bridge     Jugtones defines piezoelectricity as "A way of amplifying homemade instruments acoustically for free." Piezo transducers are used in a wide variety of applications and are therefore easy to find & salvage for pickup adaptation. They are also very inexpensive to purchase if you know where to look. Check out the PDF "Piezo Sandwich Bridge" for a step-by-step guide (with photos) of the making of the Old Crapper's piezo bridge pickup.

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    The benefit of a piezo bridge is that the resonance of the materials used to build the instrument become largely unimportant. Check on this extreme demonstration by Lashbrook Guitars featuring a concrete block guitar. The video demonstrates their "Natruacoustic" line of piezo bridges which start at $370 each!

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