Monday, November 06, 2023

Electric cello stuff

 Because I should be doing something else, I am working on designing a fully-electric cello. 

My idea is to make a headless instrument and to use magnetic pickups. The arc or radius of the bridge possibly makes putting a regular (say) bass pickup on it not do a great job of picking up the middle two strings. But maybe not? 
Thing is, the strings have to all be metal. And good strings are almost comically expensive -- like $300 for a set. Of course, a bow can be tens of thousands of dollars because of... reasons. 

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