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7667131 Player technique control system for a stringed instrument and method of playing the instrument  
A system for producing music from a stringed musical instrument includes a sensor/actuating transducer arrangement coupled to each or all of one or a plurality of the tensioned strings and...
7612282 Musical instrument pickup  
A musical instrument pickup comprising a plurality of coil-wire wrappings, each coil having a particular geometric cross-section. Each coil-wire wrapping is positioned around a pole piece. Related...
7598450 Stringed musical instrument with improved method and apparatus for tuning and signal processing  
A musical instrument includes a fretboard, frets aligned in a first direction on the fretboard, a number of strings, aligned in a second direction above the frets, and tensioning devices operable...
7595444 Electromagnetic transducer for instrument pickups  
This invention relates generally to electromagnetic transducers, and more specifically, to devices that convert the mechanical vibrations of a magnetically permeable object, such as a...
7563977 Stringed musical instrument device  
A stringed musical instrument device that functions as a peripheral for a computer or computing device, whereby electronic transducers placed inside and/or outside the instrument convert the...
7538268 Keys for musical instruments and musical methods  
A keyboard (25) has keys (10) mounted to pivot about a vertical axis as well as about a horizontal axis. Movement of the keys (10) about tile vertical axis is detected to adjust the sounds...
7538269 Docking system for pickups on electric guitars  
A sliding mount for removable insertion of a module into a body of an instrument having longitudinal strings, the body defining a transverse cavity extending from a lateral edge. The sliding mount...
7528309 Automatic player musical instruments and automatic playing system incorporated therein  
While an automatic player piano is reenacting a music tune, the automatic player piano sometimes fails to miss a tone or tones in a repetition due to a high-speed key movement; a controller...
7402746 Training apparatus for learning to play the guitar  
A training apparatus for guiding and independently teaching a user to quickly play a guitar by interpreting stored encoded MIDI music data to guide the user's hands by illuminating sequences of...
7394015 Pickup device for plucked string instrument and plucked string instrument  
A pickup device (11) sandwiched between strings (3) and a top (4) of a body in a plucked string instrument comprises: a saddle (16) transmitting vibrations of the strings (3) to the body; and a...
7368654 Anti-resonant transducer  
The present invention is an device and method for providing an improved transducer for musical instruments. It an object of the present invention to provide a transducer which, because of its...
7288713 Bobbin and pickup for stringed musical instruments  
A bobbin for a pickup including a base and a top or cover spaced and connected by a post structure integral thereto. The post structure has one or more cavities for receiving one or more pole...
7285714 Pickup for digital guitar  
A reluctance pickup for a guitar including a pair of magnetic pole pieces disposed within wire coils. The coils are oppositely wound and wired in series. Each pole piece has an elongated magnetic...
7285713 Stringed musical instrument equipped with sensors sensitive to vibration components and bridge with built-in sensors  
An electric acoustic stringed musical instrument is a combination between an acoustic stringed musical instrument and an electric system; while a player is bowing on the strings, the strings not...
7256343 Interchangable pre amp module for an electronic string instrument  
An interchangeable modular insert for a electric stringed instrument is mounted in a cavity cut into the rear of the instrument. The rear insertion module provides rapid exchange of electronic...
7256342 Sound pickup device for percussion instrument  
A sound pickup device, which is arranged in proximity to a percussion instrument (e.g., a bass drum), comprises a diaphragm stretched under tension over an opening of a shell having a cylindrical...
7244886 Invisible electromagnetic pickup for a stringed musical instrument  
The present invention provides an electromagnetic pickup comprising a bobbin, a single coil wound around the bobbin and at least one pole piece coupled to the bobbin. The pickup is adapted for use...
7235734 Sensor array for a musical instrument  
The present invention provides a sensor array for detecting vibrations from a hollow-bodied musical instrument and converting the vibrations into electrical signals for amplification. The sensor...
7227076 Advanced magnetic circuit to improve both the solenoidal and magnetic functions of string instrument pickups with co-linear coil assemblies  
An electromagnetic pickup for a stringed musical instrument incorporating a magnetic structure placed between two elongated collinear coils of opposing polarity. The magnetic structure includes a...
7208673 Bi-directional switch apparatus with electric guitar applications  
A selector switch for musical instruments, such as electric guitars. is provided having a single, manually operated toggle member adapted to perform greater functionality. A selector switch is...
7189916 Noise sensing bobbin-coil assembly for amplified stringed musical instrument pickups  
A noise sensing bobbin-coil assembly for use in conjunction with a musical instrument pickup is disclosed. In particular, the bobbin of the bobbin-coil assembly is adapted to resist induced eddy...
7151216 Solid body electric guitar having the capability of producing acoustic guitar sound  
The invention is an electric guitar. In detail, the guitar includes a solid body and neck portions. A pressure sensor is mounted at the junction of the body and neck, the pressure sensor having...
7135638 Dynamic magnetic pickup for stringed instruments  
A pickup for use in a stringed musical instrument. The pickup includes a primary transducer that is sensitive to the motion of the musical instrument's strings and is mechanically coupled to the...
7115809 Banjo pick-up system  
A banjo having an improved pick-up system includes at least one pick-up mounted on or near the banjo head. In one embodiment, a plurality of holes are formed in the banjo head so that metallic...
7115803 Stringed instrument  
A stringed instrument includes an elongated supporter 4, which is disposed in a sound box 1 so as to have both ends fixed to a side plate 1b of the sound box 1, and a vibration absorber 5 disposed...
7096186 Device and method for analyzing and representing sound signals in the musical notation  
Sound signal is received which contains sound characteristics to be represented in musical notation. The characteristics, such as a volume level of the sound signal, are extracted out of the...
7034218 Point source contact transducer  
A transducer for use with a musical instrument to transmit vibrations from the instrument to an amplifier has a weight, at least one sensor connected to the weight, an insulating layer covering...
7015391 Analog electronic drum set, parts for drum stick, analog electronic drum set and foot-pedal unit  
Beating sounds and attenuation sounds generated by first original sound generators (100) corresponding to elements of a conventional drum set are received by augmented microphones. A sound...
7015390 Triad pickup  
A removable and portable single pickup unit for stringed instruments such as guitars, and the like. The unit can be mounted inside of a sound hole of an acoustic guitar without damaging the...
6998529 Method for switching electric guitar pickups  
A guitar pickup switching system for a three pickup guitar has a bridge pickup, a middle pickup, and a neck pickup for an electric guitar. This invention utilizes a switch arrangement which...
6849792 Guitar pickup support assembly  
A guitar pickup mounting system is provided for mounting a pickup on a base plate adjacent a bridge which rides on first and second posts extending from the guitar body. Thus a height of the...
6842168 Accessory for multimedia console  
A multimedia console incorporating an alphanumeric keyboard, and a musical key-bed is described for generating multimedia work product conveniently when coupled with a digital personal computer or...
6800800 Electric guitar pickguard assembly  
An improved electric guitar and pickguard assembly are provided. The pickguard assembly includes a traditionally shaped deck plate for mounting to the body of an electric guitar. The deck plate is...
6747202 Sound generating system producing sound from vibrations in musical instrument through natural microphone simulation  
A sound generating system produces tones from an audio signal as if tones originally produced from an acoustic guitar are converted to an electric signal through a microphone; the electric signal...
6627808 Acoustic modeling apparatus and method  
An apparatus and method for modeling an acoustic sound in an electric stringed musical instrument is provided. A preferred embodiment, among others, includes a bridge sensor configured to sensing...
6610917 Activity indication, external source, and processing loop provisions for driven vibrating-element environments  
This patent describes an invention providing electronically-induced drive environments for one or more mechanically-vibrating physical elements, including those environments applicable to musical...
6476309 Magnetic pick-up device for stringed musical instrument  
A magnetic pick-up device for stringed musical instrument, comprising at least one permanent magnetic element (1), round which a coil (4-5) is wound, and a string (C) of the musical instrument,...
6392137 Polyphonic guitar pickup for sensing string vibrations in two mutually perpendicular planes  
A transducer for detecting vibrations in an object. Multiple pickup coils are utilized which are sensitive to both the vibrations in the string plane and the vibrations perpendicular to the string...
6359208 Guitar with plastic foam body  
A stringed musical instrument or guitar has a plastic foam body substantially covered by a shell of thermoplastic material, a wood base on the plastic foam body, a plurality of strings supported...
6350942 Device, method and system for the visualization of stringed instrument playing  
The present invention provides a device, method and system for the visualization of stringed instrument playing. The invention involves measuring a property of one or more strings, and using the...
6316713 Sound pickup switching apparatus for a string instrument having a plurality of sound pickups  
A sound pickup switching apparatus for a string instrument having a plurality of sound pickups, in particular for an electric guitar. The apparatus includes an operable switching device which is...
6291759 Pickup for electric guitars, and method of transducing the vibrations of guitar strings  
Guitar pickups are provided herein comprising an upper bobbin, a ferromagnetic steel plate and a lower bobbin, stacked on top of each other, oriented longitudinally and laterally substantially the...
6291758 Pick-up for electric guitars  
A pickup has an upper bobbin which is elongated along a longitudinal plane, a lower bobbin which is elongated along the longitudinal plane, permanent magnetic pole pieces situated within holes in...
6271456 Transducer and musical instrument employing the same  
An electrical pickup for use with a stringed musical instrument is disclosed, as well as a stringed musical instrument employing such a pickup. The pickup is formed of a plurality of...
6255568 Saddle for an electro-acoustic stringed instrument  
A saddle for an electro-acoustic stringed instrument is provided having a string supporting member supported by a plurality of pillars. The pillars have bases and are separated from each other by...
5967792 Automatic performance apparatus and a karaoke apparatus  
An automatic performance apparatus for conducting a minus-one performance so that a minus part can be automatically changed in accordance with a performance conducted by the user, the apparatus...
5949014 Exchangeable stacked pickup assembly for stringed instruments  
An Exchangeable Stacked Pickup Assembly for Stringed Instruments is disclosed. The preferred system and assembly permit the user to change magnet characteristics and/or the number of coil windings...
5932827 Sustainer for a musical instrument  
The invention relates to the provision of a sustainer that is compatible with single coil pickups and stacked, single coil pickups. In this regard, feedback is substantially eliminated by...
5922984 Electrical simulator of a plectrum instrument  
An electrical simulator of a plectrum instrument, including:a microprocessor (3) which is suitable to convert a chord set up on a keyboard (13), received by means of a standardized signal, into a...
5831196 Sensor assembly for stringed musical instruments  
A sensor assembly for a stringed musical instrument having a plurality of movable strings includes at least one magnet disposed generally perpendicular to the at least one magnet and generating a...

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