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Subject: Re: [HD] Magnetic pickup on HD on only one side of treble bridge? (was: Swiss Electronic Hackbrett)
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Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:34:46 -0400
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On Jun 28, 2014, at 1:54 AM, Lone Stickman <lonestickman@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was watching the "electric hackbrett" video, and something jumped out at me.
> The instrument doesn't have a pickup under the left side of the treble
> bridge. When he plays that side, it does get picked up by the pickup
> under the right side strings.
> I don't know if I'd build an instrument on the assumption it would
> work in that way, but it would be interesting to know if the sounding
> length for a note on a shared treble course will sound sufficiently on
> the other side for only one magnetic pickup to be necessary.
> The only YouTube example I can easily find of someone deliberately
> playing the string lengths which don't run over the pickup on electric
> guitar is Adrian Belew, in this live performance of '80s King Crimson
> of Thela Hun Gingeet. He plays between the bridge and tremolo bar at
> 1:35, and between the nut and tuners at 1:54.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-5hLiZnJhU
> And I don't think it's very loud compared to the sounding lengths
> which run over the actual pickups.
> Anyone have any experience on magnetic pickups on dulcimer?
> On 5/31/14, Andrew Kleeger <akleeger@cox.net> wrote:
>> From: Bob Clark [mailto:mapmakerbob@xxx.com]
>> Sent: Friday, 30 May, 2014 10:37 PM
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2x03Vob4po
>> If this link does not work, go to You Tube and search for Appenzell electro
>> dulcimer.
>> Bob
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