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!2 String guitar with electronic pickup
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12 stringed guitar with stereo electronic pickup
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We have fitted some twelve string guitars with stereo
pickups. The signal from the strings are pickedup
seperately per set and then fed to a stereo equalizer.
This equalizer also delivers the supply voltage for the
pickup. This not only makes it possible to play the
guitar in stereo, it is also possible to use separate
effects on both sets. This creates an until now not
possible depth in the guitar sound.

Some of the advantages of electronic pickups are:
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
groups.
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
response.
This allows for broader
"colouring"by means of
equalisation or tone control.