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Offline monojoker

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Piezo pickups on D10CE
« on: October 28, 2009, 07:35:19 PM »
I bought a 2nd hand D10CE recently (my first electric/acoustic guitar):



I'm told it has piezo style bridge pickups.  Below is a pic of the actual bridge:



When strummed only the E and B and e actually produce sound to the amplifier.

I have a couple of questions.  How would I go about replacing or fixing the issue?  Are there 6 separate pickups in the bridge as the problem would indicate or would I need to replace the whole thing?  Is it worth the expense and time to do so or would it be quicker and easier to buy a clip on pickup - I'm happy with the action of the guitar so I don't necessarily want to change that.

Thanks for any help.
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Offline mcloud10

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Piezo pickups on D10CE
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 08:06:04 AM »
Yours probably has the six separate piezo crystals in a solid bar under the saddle.  The crystal matrix is likely damaged.  When you re-string, lift the saddle and note the type of pickup (and any numbers).  You can find separate pickups available online that will match your pickup's dimensions.

And, welcome to the forum!

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Offline monojoker

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Piezo pickups on D10CE
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 12:06:35 AM »
Thanks for the welcome.  It's not only my first A/E but also my first Washburn.  Will lift up the saddles and have a look - it also needs a dust!