Which pickup should I put in my guitar?
I recently received an email from a Strumviews reader and I thought it was a good opportunity to give a detailed response.
Many people invest in piezo pickups and are later disappointed by the sound they give, because it is limited to electronic "transducing" of the string and top vibrations, but mostly the string vibrations as they travel through the saddle directly to the under-saddle transducer.
The transducer is unable to pick up the overtones, ambience, and true acoustic "wood" sound of any guitar, so they often sound "tinny" and electronic, although they are designed to sound acoustic.
The reader wrote: