UNDER SADDLE TRANSDUCERS
Our under saddle piezoelectric transducer pickups are manufactured using the highest quality PZT (Piezo Zirconate Titanate) material to ensure a stable, efficient and balanced platform for an uncolored acoustic tone. Each pickup has individual ceramic sensors for a superior string-to-string balance as compared to contact, disc or cable style piezo pickups. Copper foil surrounds the ceramic sensors for maximum conductivity and no loss of tone.
Although our under saddle pickups have enough output to be used without a preamp we recommend a quality end pin or traditional preamp for increased output, volume/tone control, proper grounding and changing the high impedance signal to a low impedance output for your amplifier or sound system. Unlike the traditional rigid steel design, the flexible transparent covering and copper foil allows for the compensation of minor saddle channel irregularities. This means you will have the same amount of sensor contact for each string and the proper balance. An industry standard 2.5mm plug end completes a high quality under saddle pickup that provides a true balanced acoustic noise free tone.
SAP - Steel String Acoustic Guitar
SAC - Nylon String Classical Guitar
SAU - Ukulele
SAM - Mandolin
SA4B - 4 String Bass Guitar
SA5B - 5 String Bass Guitar
The PMB-1 Piezo Mandolin Bridge features our SAM UST (under saddle transducer) mounted in a high quality adjustable rosewood bridge. We carefully cut a saddle channel for maximum contact to ensure an even tone across all strings. Although designed for mandolin, the bridge has not been notched for strings so it can also be used for other instruments such as tenor and cigar box guitars. Combine with our passive piezo output jacks, acoustic preamp or end pin preamp for a complete acoustic-electric solution.
Base Length - 4 7/16" / 112mm
Saddle Length - 2 11/16" / 68mm
Bridge Height - 1 3/16" / 30mm
String Spread - 1 1/4" / 33mm
Note the bridge is curved for an arched topped.