I comes to a debate between The man that I thought was extremely close to Jerry's electronic work saying, "Never put them on, though there was a scheme to do it, but it was never done because he died soon after." Then, the guitars themselves, Waldo got to comb through with microscopes, to bring back the holy grail of info about its exact wiring for our reference here and on his site, He saw no sign of them, not even removal scars, and Waldo sure would have noticed things like that. He spent hours looking over his individual solder joints. The guitars present keepers insist the guitars have been untouched,In terms of upgrades/downgrades, since his death.
These are the questions that run through this curious mind of mine:
1. If he did have piezo's, who would have done the work, and then removed them too without his techs, people, roadies ever knowing they existed? Even if he didn't use them anymore after trying them, he'd keep them installed I would think, unless the saddles themselves really did something to the tone, and some of the men above would have heard his approval, gripes and moans about them. Plus they would have to know about them due to EQ and board levels.
2. If they were used what would be the point in the people closest to Jerry keeping that a secret from us, (that's possible since they won't let us see cripe's scheme)?
3. In the end we all know there are a thousand ways to duplicate tones, and get real close, even by accident (how did i do that?). And we all know our ears are the easiest sense to trick our minds, then our eyes. Just like the nurse that swore Jerry wasn't that high when he checked into rehab.
I hate to see us divided about this, but it would seem from the factual information, that the sound came from some accidental "acoustic simulation" due to the way Jerry hooked up to the system then amplified his signal, however that happened. I would think if he experimented with the bridge saddles, there would be pictures to show that, and I have been looking. I hope we can find some to get this nailed down. A lot of the men that have shared here are extremely close to the epicenter of knowledge, its funny we don't know this fact for sure.
Playin' your AxeFx really worked out. Thanks for having the balls to go through with that to show us whats possible.