Electric Violin Has No Sounding Board (Aug, 1933)

Electric Violin Has No Sounding Board

A VIOLIN that has no sounding board has made its appearance in the musical world. Instead of the usual tone chamber, this violin has only a light skeleton frame, but concealed under the bridge is a small pick-up of the electro-magnetic type.

When the violin is being played, the vibrations of the string and bridge are converted into electrical energy by the pick-up and this energy is then carried into an amplifying unit and a loud speaker.

On the amplifier a variable tone and volume control changes the timbre and generates a volume that fills an entire auditorium.

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  1. Blurgle says: July 12, 20077:05 am

    This reminds me somewhat of a theremin.

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