So, as a lot of you know, I "fixed" my D string piezo a week ago.
Today I tried to maintain tuning on my variax, and I noticed that piezo was sticking out a bit, and I wanted it to be in the saddle as much as it can.
I lightly tapped it in with a hammer with cloth inbetween and it started acting up again.
I don't know what happened, but I attempted to put new copper back in. The problem is that I put it in too hard. I flipped the saddle over and tried to knock it out via the tiny hole where the signal wire goes. Much to what I was trying to avoid, the signal wire got cut, and the piezo's time was over.
I got out my LR baggs x-insert I ordered from their site and decided it was time to actually use this. I was pushing away from using it as I don't know how to solder, and I don't have a kit. I also was afraid it would sound too different from the other piezos because some guy said the Variax piezos might be different than the X-inserts.
Either way, i tried to find a way to connect it to the PCB on the vibrato-block. It was really no use doing it a traditional way. Luckily the excess wire from the old piezo was there, and I stripped the tip to expose the wire inside. I jointed the new piezo and old wire together and tapped it to the side of the female end of the cable that goes to the DSP and main circuit board.
So far so good, but I honestly have 0 faith it will stay there long.
So far it sounds great though. No difference between the other piezos. I highly suggest ordering X-inserts from LR baggs if Line 6 ever wusses out from restocking their piezo elements.
Thanks for reading.