i have been blessed and honored to have held rosebud, bolt and tophat and NONE of them have a piezo pickup. do exactly as tigerstrat has stated if you are after that tone. a trio, sms ctp, or preamped twin direct to a power amp to a full range speaker. OR use the mentioned preamps straight into a powered monitor or a channel in your PA and you will have that tone.
"Tone is in the instruments. Technique in the hands. Do what you will." ~quote from some guy at the TGP forum
"Without a doubt, the quality of your instrument will effect your tone, and any pickups, effects, amps, and microphones used along the way will also have an impact on the sound waves."~Cameron Mizell