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    Acoustic Piezo RUMBLE!!!!! with prizes!

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    OK, we've done it again! An argument got out of hand on the Guitar board, the gauntlet was thrown down, so LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!

    (I made that last sentence red for the BLOOD THAT IS GOING TO BE SPILLED!!!)


    Here's the sitch: A frequent poster who shall go unnamed {cough}LAWLER! doesn't feel that an acoustic instrument with a piezo pickup DI'ed can capture the tonality of the instrument, stating that it gives a generic tone. While I concede that piezo elements do not convey the full sound of the instrument, and will nearly always be inferior to a well-miced instrument, still, the tonality of the instrument is conveyed through the piezo element--just not the full voice of the instrument and its interaction with its acoustic environment!

    SHUT FREAKIN' UP, you say? Yes, you are right. Enough of that.


    Here's the rules:

    You must post a SOLO performance on ANY ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENT, be it guitar, upright bass, lute, harp, whatever, using ONLY a PIEZO pickup. If you use a microphone in any way, shape, or form, dude . . . that's some major bad karma

    The performance with the best tone wins. Technique or technical merit is not strictly a component of the judging, but of course a player's technique has a major influence on tone, and thus may be considered.



    I offer a pair of small instruments as my prize: a 2' rainstick, and a kalimba. I expect Mr. Lawler will sweeten the pot as well.


    Both of your hosts will be entering the RUMBLE, so we are in need of judges. Please volunteer if you don't intend to enter!


    Deadline will be Sunday, Nov. 13, whatever is local midnight for you (we aren't real strict with deadlines, but please don't push into the week. Much.)

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    OK mshilarious, I'll gO aLOng wIth yoUr duMb coNTeSt!!!1!!

    Sorry, channeling again.

    Got to channel that passion into my generic sounding piezo pickup guitar entry.

    I'll put up an MXL 990 mic with shockmount and case as a prize.

    But what if everybody agrees at the end that we all sound generically the same? Never mind that... we never agree on anything.

    And I still think an imposter piezo will win, probably a Schoeps piezo or a Neumann piezo.

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Lawler
    And I still think an imposter piezo will win, probably a Schoeps piezo or a Neumann piezo.
    I don't know about that. Maybe if you put a Neumann piezo up as a prize, a Shure piezo might win

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    "Acoustic instrument with a Piezo Pick-up" rumble??? Not only is that the longest name for a contest I've ever seen...but that's pretty mother-ass specific. It's going to be hard to choose the winner between all 3.5 of you....

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    Ill judge this one.

    Also, any restrictions on using efx or reverb?

    Thigs like that can greatly alter the tonal character of a di'd tone.

    -Finster

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    Ok, stupid question...Piezo??? Is that the built in mic in some acoustics? If so, I can probably borrow one. If not....I better leave....
    Honey Badger is badass...he don't give a shit.

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    What about a situation where someone uses a piezo but amps it and mic's the speaker? Should that be allowed? Should it have to be direct?

    Tim

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    how can i tell if it has a peizo or mic ?

    i have a morris tornado GXX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthrax
    how can i tell if it has a peizo or mic ?

    i have a morris tornado GXX
    If it sounds like ass, it's a peizo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xfinsterx
    Ill judge this one.

    Also, any restrictions on using efx or reverb?

    Thigs like that can greatly alter the tonal character of a di'd tone.

    -Finster
    Nope. It's a free-for-all, so long as NO MICS ARE
    USED! In fact I think that's a major use of piezo, you start with a clean signal, no room involved, and it's more conducive to efx.

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