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9024172 Acostical optical pickup for use in a stringed musical instrument  
An acoustic instrument is fitted with a flexible member that is fitted into the instrument and attached to the bridge of the instrument in such a fashion that the member vibrates freely in sync...
9024171 Sensor assembly for stringed musical instruments  
A sensor assembly for a stringed musical instrument having a plurality of movable strings includes a primary winding extending outward to form a mounting member and adapted to be disposed on the...
9018509 Stringed musical instrument with an auxiliary pickup  
The present invention seeks to provide a stringed musical instrument, such as an electric guitar, that has certain tones separately amplified from the amplification provided by a standard...
8993868 Universal pickup  
A musical instrument pickup including an apparatus that allows for easy interchangement of magnets for modifying tone.
8975502 Guitar with body-mounted tuning system  
A very efficient guitar design, light weight and having a body-mounted tuning system to assist with performance is disclosed. The guitar comprises two main components: an acoustic body and a...
8969701 Musical instrument pickup with field modifier  
A magnetic pickup for a stringed musical instrument with a secondary magnetic source that modifies the primary magnetic field distribution of the pickup. The secondary source comprises at least...
8940993 Variable tone configuration control for string instruments  
A variable tone configuration control (100, 100′) for string instruments includes a pair of pickup coils (110, 120) located on a string instrument for inducing voltages therein responsive to...
8907199 Musical instrument pickup with hard ferromagnetic backplate  
A musical instrument pickup with hard ferromagnetic backplates that are coupled to self-magnetized pole pieces, thereby enabling the tonal parameters of the pickup to be varied over an extended...
8853517 Musical instrument pickup incorporating engineered ferromagnetic materials  
Magnetic pickups with unique tonal properties that incorporate components that are formed from an engineered ferromagnetic material. Monolithic and composite pickup components with ferromagnetic...
8802959 Variable resonant bifilar single coil magnetic pickup  
A bifilar pickup for an electrical stringed musical instrument is provided. The bifilar pickup comprises a single coil wherein the coil is formed with two closely spaced but electrically isolated...
8796530 Musical instrument with acoustic transducer  
The musical instrument has a acoustic transducer, which transforms an excitation signal generated by at least one resonator into an acoustic signal. The acoustic transducer is provided with an...
8791351 Magnetic flux concentrator for increasing the efficiency of an electromagnetic pickup  
An electromagnetic pickup adapted to be secured to a stringed musical instrument, such as a guitar or bass or the like, of the type having a plurality of magnetic strings of ferromagnetic...
8779273 Power supply device for guitar  
Disclosed herein is a power supply device for supplying power to a pickup device for a guitar. The pickup device includes a battery casing detachably provided with a battery for supplying power to...
8716586 Process and device for synthesis of an audio signal according to the playing of an instrumentalist that is carried out on a vibrating body  
Process for synthesis of a synthesized audio signal, in which at least one audio signal of contact is produced for each excitation contact of a sequence of contacts carried out on a vibrating body...
8692101 Stringed instrument for connection to a computer to implement DSP modeling  
Disclosed is a stringed instrument that includes a plurality of strings and a pickup to which each of the plurality of strings is respectively coupled that is connectable to a computer to...
8680389 Pickup device and electric stringed musical instrument using the pickup device  
A pickup device mountable on a body of an electric stringed musical instrument and configured to convert vibrations of strings of the musical instrument into electric signals, including: at least...
8664507 Musical instrument pickup and methods  
Musical instrument pickups and methods of constructing same to achieve a user-desired signal output level and a user-desired tonal characteristic from a stringed instrument are disclosed. The...
8658879 Active bridge for stringed musical instruments  
A method of making musical sounds from a musical instrument may include amplifying musical sounds from vibrations of a vibrating element when a musical instrument is played, sensing forces between...
8586850 Pickup for stringed musical instruments and related methods of use  
Disclosed is a pickup assembly for stringed musical instruments with improved acoustic sound quality, and related methods. In one embodiment, the pickup features, three mechanisms for converting...
8519251 Magnetic instrument pickup  
An instrument pickup including a stack of thin laminated printed circuit boards. Each layer includes an etched coil conductor structure with narrow lines and spaces defining the coil structure....
8502061 Electrical stringed instrument and signal processing circuit therefor  
A signal processing circuit allows a stringed instrument, like a guitar, to produce audio in an extended range. In the case of an electric guitar, the guitar can produce audio in an extended range...
8492627 Automatic string musical instrument pick system  
A string musical instrument comprising an instrument body having a fretboard and a plurality of electrically common and electrically conductive frets spaced along the fretboard. One or more...
8471137 Pickup system with a cartridge  
The present invention is a pickup system including a transducer, a mount, and a cartridge for modifying perceived sound from a musical instrument. The transducer includes a housing, a magnet and...
8450593 Stringed instrument with active string termination motion control  
A system for controlling for at least one string of a musical instrument by selectively exciting or damping vibration of the string is provided. The system includes at least one transducer...
8420924 Electromagnetic field pickup for musical instruments  
An electromagnetic field pickup (10) for a musical instrument including an electromagnetic signal generator (12), an electromagnetic field transducer (18), a mixer (28), the electromagnetic signal...
8415551 Composite pole piece musical instrument pickup  
A magnetic pickup for a stringed musical instrument has one or more composite ferromagnetic pole pieces. The composite pole pieces have two or more components with different ferromagnetic...
8344236 Polyphonic guitar pickup  
A guitar pickup for use with an electric guitar may comprise a base, a plurality of magnets operably coupled to the base, and a plurality of bobbins situated on the plurality of magnets. The...
8309836 Musical instrument pickup  
According to some embodiments, a musical instrument pickup comprises a first plurality of non-magnetic pole pieces a second plurality of non-magnetic pole pieces, a plurality of magnetic pole...
8296134 Audio encoding apparatus and spectrum modifying method  
A spectrum modifying method and the like wherein the efficiencies of the signal estimation and prediction can be improved and the spectrum can be more efficiently encoded. According to this...
8269095 Magnetic pickup response measurement and presentation  
The magnetic pickup response measurement and presentation system quickly measures frequency responses of magnetic pickups under various loading conditions, and the data is presented graphically...
8253007 Potentiometer control for musical instruments  
A potentiometer control for use as a volume or tone control for a musical instrument, such as a guitar, that includes a switch which switches out the resistive element when the control is set to...
8247678 Membranophone tuning system having positionable magnets  
A system for changing the acoustical characteristics of a musical membranophone having a vibrating membrane or a stringed musical instrument having a sound box includes an overlay including...
8178774 Electric stringed instrument with interchangeable pickup assembly and method for upgrading ordinary electric stringed instruments  
An electronic instrument comprising at least one receptacle which is configured to insertably receive interchangeable pickup assemblies and which is positioned relative to at least one suspended...
8129607 Electromagnetic field pickup for musical instruments  
An electromagnetic field pickup (10) for a musical instrument including an electromagnetic signal generator (12), an electromagnetic field transducer (18), a mixer (28), the electromagnetic signal...
8067685 Stringed instrument utilizing sympathetic vibrations  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a musical instrument having a plurality of strings, wherein a global fundamental tone produces a sympathetic resonance in one or more of the...
7994413 Electromagnetic pickup for stringed musical instrument, and an electric guitar  
An electromagnetic pickup for a musical instrument, has two coils (2, 3) with pole pieces (4-8, 9-13) in their core regions and a connection that connects the two coils together, out of phase, in...
7989690 Musical instrument pickup systems  
Musical instrument pickups comprising a plurality of coil-wire wrappings, each coil-wire wrapping having a particular geometric cross-section. Related embodiments exhibiting noise cancellation...
7982123 Passive electromagnetic string isolating pickup  
A passive pickup that utilizes electromagnetic coils comprising circuits that are connected in series and placed underneath and parallel to the strings of the electrical instrument. Each circuit...
7932457 Accelerated aging process for acoustic stringed instruments  
A method of artificially aging a musical instrument is provided by placing the instrument in an enclosure, providing at least one electromechanical transducer proximate to the instrument and...
7838758 Docking system for pickups on electric guitars  
A module for removable insertion into a body of an instrument having longitudinal strings, the body defining a transverse cavity extending from a lateral edge. The module includes a base...
7812243 Stringed instrument with embedded DSP modeling for modeling acoustic stringed instruments  
Disclosed is a stringed instrument with embedded DSP modeling capabilities to model an acoustic stringed instrument. The stringed instrument has a body and a plurality of strings and each of the...
7804018 Electric stringed musical instrument and pickup unit incorporated therein for converting vibrations to signal  
An electric cello is equipped with a pickup unit under a bridge, and strings are stretched to press the bridge; the pickup unit has a bridge tray where the bridge stands and a piezoelectric...
7799986 Stringed instrument for connection to a computer to implement DSP modeling  
Disclosed is a stringed instrument that includes a plurality of strings and a pickup to which each of the plurality of strings is respectively coupled that is connectable to a computer to...
7786374 Pianoforte instrument exhibiting an additional delivery of energy into the sound board, and method for influencing the sound of a pianoforte instrument  
Disclosed is a pianoforte instrument comprising a musical mechanism with keys. Also provided are strings which are struck via a mechanism when the keys are actuated and are made to vibrate. The...
7777119 Electromagnetic musical instruments  
Electromagnetic (EM) musical instrument systems and methods for configuring and using the instrument are provided. The EM musical instrument could include an EM resonant body to receive an...
7777118 Electromagnetic musical instrument systems and related methods  
An electromagnetic (EM) musical instrument system includes an excitation signal generator to generate an excitation signal. The system also includes an excitation signal applier coupled to the...
7777120 Electromagnetic musical instrument frequency conversion systems and related methods  
A method for generating electromagnetic (EM) music through excitation of an EM Musical Instrument is provided. An input queue, comprised of three sub-queues, receives three input audio queues. An...
7767902 String array signal processing for electronic musical instruments  
System and method expanding and generalizing string selection aspects of an autoharp and applying to general forms of string arrays. String vibration may be sympathetic or induced by strumming,...
7759571 Transcending extensions of classical south Asian musical instruments  
South Asia's unique musical instruments and raag systems have provided many rich treasures to Western music. This invention melds Western-music technologies with the innovations, timbre, playing...
7667129 Controlling audio effects  
An audio effects control for and method of controlling the application of special audio effects applied to an audio signal, comprises a sensor configured to sense movement associated with the...

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