Author Topic: Importance of piezo size  (Read 1928 times)


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Importance of piezo size
« on: January 05, 2016, 01:36:43 PM »
Hi guys, I was thinking on replacing the piezo on my DYI snare, and wanted to have a clear understanding on how affects the size of the piezo. My first thought is the bigger the piezo bigger is the dynamic range?


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Re: Importance of piezo size
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 02:29:11 PM »
The size of the piezo determines its frequency response. It is after all a contact microphone but the module is only using it as a simple trigger.

Some people use large (25-30mm) piezos and some use small (15-20mm). Personally I have 15mm on my cymbals and 30mm on my snare/toms, but they will both work in both positions, and TBH I don't think it affects much. When I rebuild my snare trigger, I will try a 15mm to see how it affects the snare response but I don't think it will change.

That said, I'm open to other's opinions or experiences.


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Re: Importance of piezo size
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 02:18:31 PM »

can someone tell me what piezo size is used in the 2box snare of tom pads ? They seem small, like 15 or 20mm ?

thx !