This website is dedicated to electronic
pickups which are a new kind of devices.
Electronic pickups are pickups for
stringed instruments, unlike traditional
pickups they do not use coils or piëzo's.
They are completely build up from
Electronic pickups are patented with
Dutch and International Patents.
Electronic pickups have some advantages
over traditional pickups.
Some of the advantages are listed below:
Much higher dynamics than
traditional pickups, with this we
mean that the difference between
a soft and a hard struck note is
much louder than with the
traditional pickups. Very high
channel separation, or very low
signal crossover. This makes it
possible for instance by a 12
string guitar, to pickup each of the
double strings separately or in
The high channel separation makes
them ideally suited for use as
hexaphonic pickup for driving V-guitar
systems or guitar synths. Electronic
pickups can be made very thin, so they
can be placed under the strings of for
instance a citer. Because electronic
pickups do not use coils they work very
well on metal covered nylon strings.
With a little trick they can also be used
for nylon strings without metal cover
Electronic pickups are insensitive
for magnetic fields, this makes
them ideally suited to use in a
feedbacksystem with a magnetic
actuator. Because electronic
pickups do not use magnetic
fields they have no string pull and
so a longer sustain than
electromagnetic pickups. They are
not sensitive to stray magnetic
fields, from for instance your
amplifier, like coil based pickups.
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Electronic pickups have a flat
frequency curve, so no resonance
"color" is added.
Unlike traditional pickups that do
not have a flat frequency
This allows for broader
"colouring"by means of
equalisation or tone control.