[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: Fred Frith headstock pickup OT

Hans Reichel's website is awesome if you have small children who like weird stuff. Definitely worth checking out.

=-) PJ

-----Original Message-----
From: Johannes Korn <j.korn@gmx.de>
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Thu, Aug 19, 2010 5:20 am
Subject: Re: Fred Frith headstock pickup OT

Hans Reichel, a German guitarist, improvising musician and typographer, has built a number of guitars like that. You can see some of them on his website http://www.daxo.de/ (which is worth visiting in any case!).

All the best,

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 10:57:00 +0200
Von: Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com>
An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Betreff: Re: Fred Frith headstock pickup OT

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 9:40 AM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> Frith uses it to capture the sound of strings vibrating between the nut and
> the fretting finger.

I had a chance to talk with him when he played here in Stockholm some
hears ago. He told me that he is very fascinated by using two pickups
for electric string instrument in order to amplify both sides of the
string. When the vibrating string gets longer on one side of the
finger/fret/slide it gets shorter on the other side. If you pluck on
one side the other side will as well sound by sympathetic vibrations.
He has built some kind of prototype instrument, looking like a rough
piece of wood with strings on, where the bridge is in the middle of
the total string length and you can play on both sides and of course
amplify both sides separately.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.looproom.com internet music hub

Johannes Korn - j.korn@gmx.de

Neu: GMX De-Mail - Einfach wie E-Mail, sicher wie ein Brief!
Jetzt De-Mail-Adresse reservieren: http://portal.gmx.net/de/go/demail