I have an idea for a guitar I'd like to build as a project guitar....
So I'd start with a strat semi hollow body with f-holes and possibly some additional sound cavities. And wire in the standard SSS as well as an acoustic preamp. Probably do a few mods to the electric portion but then also I'm not sure if i should attempt a stereo out for each part (electric and acoustic). Or what I'd really like to do is send both signals to a blend pot to mix the signals. Is this possible? Has it been done before? Just curious. Please don't tear me down too bad. I'm learning alot of this stuff any suggestions or feedback would be great. Thanks guys.
Now, that article gets a tad technical, but mostly because John built his own preamp for the project. You could probably simplify things by using a commercially-available acoustic preamp, cannibalized from just about any acoustic-electric guitar you can find.
Whether using a hollow Strat body makes it sound more "acoustic" I leave to your ears. It works pretty good with just a solid body!
Ok. Awesome. I checked it out and seems like the same idea really. So my only question is what kind of blender pot do I use? Can I use a no load blender so I'd have a true bypass for the acoustic signal? Or should I use a regular blender and a separate true bypass
Hi Maclaws - I found that the key to making this work was to have an active buffer for both mag and piezo, then the blender is just a standard single linear pot, as on my circuit in the thread newey pointed to. Also, take a look at this thread, about a mixing blender for mag and piezo pickups on an acoustic, which works similarly:
Ok. I checked out the schematics and everything and was pretty intimidated. Lol so I found graph tech ghost saddles with a preamp and toggle switch. It's a bit pricey but it seems more reasonable for my skill level with electronics. Thanks guys for all your input and advice. Just a little scared of that much electronic stuff. Too much for this okie anyhow