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digital pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by zachharas, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. zachharas


    Nov 24, 2003
    If an electric bass has digital pickups...would it then be considered an electronic bass?(as opposed to an electric bass)

    Your thoughts?

    Zach Haras
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    There are no digital pickups.

    Anyway, you can call it both, at least it is so in German, but electric is much more widely used.
  3. zachharas


    Nov 24, 2003
    Hmm...huge differnce between an electric instrument and an electronic instrument. Like a Rhodes/Clavinet(electric piano) and a Synth(electonic piano).

    I'm not a bass player, but I was just wondering what your thoughts were about this.

    Zach Haras
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    electric according to Webster's


  5. these might be considered digital pickups, yes? no? :confused: :bassist: :D
  6. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
  7. Try taking a picture of someone playing one of those up close with the flash on..
  8. TRU


    Apr 12, 2002
    Northern Europe

    Read the how it works -section:
    "As the string vibrates, the size and shape of the shadow changes accordingly and modulates a current which passes through the photodetectors. This current is the basis of an analog electrical signal which represents an accurate depiction of the vibrating string."

    I think it might be quite easy to make a digital version of lightwave, though.