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Q-tuner Production Update

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by TapyTap, Mar 27, 2011.


  1. TapyTap

    TapyTap

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    From the Welcome page:

    Update: March 26th 2011. The shop section of Q-tuner.com will remain closed for a while. If everything proceeds according to plan, we'll reopen next year. In all probability, the current range of products will be replaced by the second generation Q-tuner. The second generation Q-tuner represents a true technical break-through for being the first all passive "smart" pickup. A patent application including a robust claim tree will be filed within a measurable time.

    Q-tuners: World's first neodymium guitar and bass pickups.
     
  2. tubby.twins

    tubby.twins Amateur Pickup Reviewer Gold Supporting Member

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    OK, now I'm intrigued.
     
  3. 12bass

    12bass

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    Yep... Erno's been working on next-gen Qs for a while now. Definitely curious!
     
  4. TapyTap

    TapyTap

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    Tubby.twins and 12bass...thanks for chiming in! Your audio clips, photos, and Q-tuner experiences have been much appreciated!

    Personally, I'd be thrilled if Erno would produce the original Qs again, and I can only imagine how he will tweak the first generation. An all passive "smart" pickup sounds most interesting.
     
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  6. m.oreilly

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    i dunno...erno's new stuff is kinda creepin' me out...

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  7. 12bass

    12bass

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    Needs some neodymium magnets... :smug:
     
  8. m.oreilly

    m.oreilly

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    she has the newest iteration on her skullcap. so much for asking for a pup with a heady tone...
     
  9. TapyTap

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    That's a "smart" idea. :p :D
     
  10. TapyTap

    TapyTap

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    This calls for some massively high action...or really tall frets!
     
  11. m.oreilly

    m.oreilly

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    that's what she said...
     
  12. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

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    Nd has gone up, and its availability has fallen. From the sound of what the website says: Neodymium is being replaced with "smart", whatever that is.

    Sad to see. I really wanted a Q-tuner in the sweet spot.
     
  13. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned

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    The price of Neodymium magnets has gone up a little. Not too bad though. They are certainly cheaper if you get them directly from China, where they mine the stuff, but I still get them from the US.

    His website still says:

    "Optimized grade of neodymium"

    So I don't think he's changing magnets.
     

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