Help: Dying piezo saddle, anyone have a spare (or ideas to help find one)?
My ASS has a bad piezo saddle and I’m having a heck of a time finding a replacement. Only half of the piezo element produces a sound so I have to push the string as far to the “good” side as possible to get a sound… but as soon as I bend the string it dies out. My ASS is a ’99 so it’s got an early version of the saddles/preamp and EBMM stopped using that version a long time ago. I contacted CS and was told they don’t have any spare parts and I can’t justify the cost to replace the whole system with what they currently offer. I contacted Pete @DubaldoMusic and he doesn’t have any spare saddles either. I’ve sprayed the saddle with DeOxit and it initially went from 90% dead to 50% dead, but it never improved beyond that.
So I’m reaching out to the forum to see if anyone has (or knows of) some of the old piezo saddles laying around. From what I know, there are differences in output of the saddles over the years so there’s no guarantee that every “old” saddle will be the same. This ain’t fun y’all.