Global patent index - EP 0968496 A1

EP 0968496 A1 2000-01-05 - SOUND PICKUP SELECTOR DEVICE FOR A STRING INSTRUMENT, AND STRING INSTRUMENT

Title (en)

SOUND PICKUP SELECTOR DEVICE FOR A STRING INSTRUMENT, AND STRING INSTRUMENT

Title (de)

TONABNEHMERSCHALTVORRICHTUNG FUER EIN SAITENINSTRUMENT SOWIE SAITENINSTRUMENT

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE SELECTION DE MICROS POUR INSTRUMENT A CORDES, ET INSTRUMENT A CORDES

Publication

EP 0968496 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98906786 A

Priority

  • CH 9800102 W
  • CH 63497 A
  • US 18900798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9841972A1] The invention relates to a sound pickup selector device (1) for a string instrument such as an electric guitar, comprising several pickups (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19). The inventive device includes a selector device (12) which can be actuated and which is designed to connect the coils (14a, 14b, 15a, 15b, 16a, 17a, 18a, 19a) of the sound pickups (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) in various combinations so that an output signal (S) of varying sounds can be produced. The inventive device further includes a voice signal generator (20) which produces a voice signal (Sp) indicating a given state depending upon an actual state in the selector device (12). The string instrument comprises a voice signal generator (20) providing vocal information on the states of said string instrument.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G10H 3/18; G10H 1/00; G10H 1/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G10H 1/00 (2006.01); G10H 1/26 (2006.01); G10H 3/18 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G10H 1/0008 (2013.01); G10H 1/26 (2013.01); G10H 3/182 (2013.01); G10H 2240/091 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9841972A1

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EPO simple patent family

WO 9841972 A1 19980924; AT 218738 T 20020615; AU 6287898 A 19981012; CA 2284021 A1 19980924; DE 59804327 D1 20020711; EP 0968496 A1 20000105; EP 0968496 B1 20020605; ES 2178168 T3 20021216; JP 2000512400 A 20000919; JP 3220729 B2 20011022; US 6316713 B1 20011113

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