HomeGuitar ElectronicArtec PP-607 Transducer Ceramic PIEZO Pickup on a Harley Benton Custom Line ResoKing
Artec PP-607 Transducer Ceramic PIEZO Pickup on a Harley Benton Custom Line ResoKing
March 27, 2017
New Piezo Transducer pickup – Artec PP-607 Ceramic PIEZO Pickup
This article is an update of the post I made about the mods I did to the Harley Benton Custom Line ResoKing guitar.
I was unhappy of the original piezo included in the guitar. Despite adding a custom JFET Tillman preamp, I add weird and unsolvable outcome.
The strings’ volume was unbalanced. The two lower strings were much louder that the remaining strings and the G string was dead.
I tried to play with the bridge placement to find a spot where the G string was louder, but the D string was losing volume, and the high E string was positioned too close to the edge of the fingerboard.
It was a lost battle. The problem was caused by the shape of the piezo. Each string has a section separated by a slot in the pickup, and it wasn’t possible to align it properly. They probably used a regular first price piezo made for acoustic guitars, and the resonator’s string spacing is different.
Even if I was able to solve the G string problem, the two lower strings were always much louder.
Check out the video I made with the new Artec piezo pickup
I ordered an Artec Transducer PP-607 Ceramic PIEZO Pickup on eBay for 15€ shipping included.
It was the easier mod I ever did on a guitar. I just cut the mini jack included and solder it to the actual pizeo wire. Et voila!
The guitar is now fully modified and sounds amazing.
Check this article if you want to see all the mods I did to that guitar. The video on that page will allow you to compare the old piezo with the new one.
I am Hervé Senni, a pro musician and performer for quite some time.
My main musical instrument is unquestionably the electric guitar. Nevertheless, I also perform bass guitar, mandolin, Ukulele, and invented string instruments. I am also a composer as well as an arranger. Over the years, repairing and trying to further improve electric guitars that a majority of times did not have to be upgraded converted me right into a self-taught luthier.