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.