Silent Fiddle Build #8: Electronics Installation

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 06-07-2020 10:18 PM 400 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the sum total of the electronics that I’m installing inside the fiddle. It’s a piezo pickup and a 1/4 inch jack.

I’ll be covering the opening witrh a disk of mohagany that I made. The fun part is that the finish basically glued it in place, so if I ever have to open this up, I’ll need to just break the cover and make a new one. Maybe I’ll be lucky and never need to open it.

The actual ‘electronics’ consist of this headphone amplifier that was recommended to me by a friend. It doesn’t even have batteries. It charges up via a USB cable. And it works! I hooked everything up and tapped around the fiddle. It picks up the sound of my tap very well. Here’s hoping it works well with a bridge and strings!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 06-08-2020 03:04 AM

Looks simple enough. Should work well enough with the bridge and strings, I would think.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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