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A Common-Point Connection Experiment with Two Mini-Humbuckers

  • Donald L. Baker
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Abstract

This chapter shows how mean frequencies from the magnitude spectra of six strummed strings are calculated and used to order tones from bright to warm, as well as in fret steps.

Keywords

Common point connection circuit Common-connection Tone circuit Electrostatic shield US Patent 9,401,134 (Baker, 2016) USPatApp 15/616,396 (Baker, 2017) USPatApp 16/139,027 (Baker, 2018) French (2009) Reversible magnets String signal Simplified switching Humbucking circuit Mini-humbucker SpecAn FFT Magnitude spectrum Frequency bins Probability density function Spectral moments Weighted moments Relative signal amplitude 3-Way switch Ordering tones Virtual frets Fret step Digital samples 6-Throw switch Required gain Equalized signals 

References

  1. Baker, D. L. (2016b). Acoustic-electric stringed instrument with improved body, electric pickup placement, pickup switching and electronic circuit, US Patent 9,401,134, 26 July 2016. Retrieved from https://patents.google.com/patent/US9401134B2/
  2. Baker, D. L. (2017a). Humbucking switching arrangements and methods for stringed instrument pickups, US Patent Application 15/616,396, filed 7 June 2017, published as US-2018-0357993-A1, 13 Dec 2018, granted as Patent US10,217,450, 26 Feb 2019. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335727402_Humbucking_switching_arrangements_and_methods_for_stringed_instrument_pickups_-_NPPA_15616396
  3. Baker, D. L. (2018b). Means and methods for switching odd and even numbers of matched pickups to produce all humbucking tones, US Patent Application 16/139,027, 22 Sep 2018, published as US-2019-0057678-A1, Feb 21, 2019, granted as U.S. Patent 10,380,986, 08/13/2019. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335728060_NPPA-16-139027-odd-even-HB-pu-ckts-2018-06-22
  4. Baker, D. L. (2019b). Means and methods for switching odd and even numbers of matched pickups to produce all humbucking tones, US Patent Application 16/139,027, 22 Sep 2018, published as US 2019/0057678 A1, 21 Feb 2019, granted as U.S. Patent 10,380,986, 08/13/2019. Retrieved from https://patents.google.com/patent/US10380986B2/
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald L. Baker
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  1. 1.TulsaUSA

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