I found this very neat app/website called Geek and they sell lot’s of stuff for prices you won’t believe. Much of what they offer is a real steal. But what can you expect for the prices they ask?
I decided to give it a try and ordered some small items. Including this “Acoustic Piezo Contact Microphone Pickup for Guitar Violin Mandolin Ukulele” as it is described.
The microphone-pickup was placed as close to the bridge as possible. Since that’s the best spot for a piezo pickup. It hardly picks up low end though, even though I placed it there. Perhaps if I place it inside it might slightly improve but I don’t think so.
Of course, after seeing the video, it’s up to you if you want to spend one or two euro’s on it. I don’t think it’s worth it. If you want to use it for playing on stage or a studio recording, I recommend higher end pickups. Don’t buy this.
The Piezo Element does what it has to do and sounds as you can expect for a cheap piezo. Combined with another mic you can use it however to get a nice stereo image.
However, again, I would not recommend it for professional use, on stage or at the studio. I will probably end up taking it apart and use it for a cigar box project or use it as an additional mic for creating fuller stereo images.