Cool new 'synth' pickup!!

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    Very cool, I hope they make a version like this for electrics.
    I'd love a moog guitar, but the price tag is a bit much. I'm sure retrofitting a module would be much cheaper.
     
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    It's all Acoustic!
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    Why? It still running strings made of a magnetic material. I wasn't impressed at all from the demo. I mean, from the demo, how is this thing different from an Ebow or a sustainiac pickup, for the acoustic guitar?

    And where's the 'synth' part? I didn't get that.
     
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    Cool, but I'd rather have a midi pickup.
     
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    I actually thought that sounded pretty annoying. :shrug:
     
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    I don't think the system is perfect, but it's fascinating to see the natural vibrations and and harmonics of the strings themselves manipulated.

    Yeah some of those clips sounded annoying and over the top but I think a lot of new sonic ground can be covered which was previously not possible. And one of the clips in particular I did indeed like.
     
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    Vo is an amazing inventor. As a guy who finds more inspiration on acoustic than electric I totally love this concept.
     
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    Outstanding. I would love to use this for my fancy new acoustic.

    Make something like this for an electric and I will buy many of them.
     
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    Fair enough, I might even be tempted to try it if it doesn't cost an arm and a leg like the Moog guitar.

    I thought that was already here, there is the Ebow and there is the Sustainiac pickup. Probably the Ebow is the closer to this new 'synth' pickup. There is bass player, Michael Manring, who almost made a career out of using the Ebow on fretless basses. Check this out:
     
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    When the ebow/sustainer type pickups don't need to replace any of my pickups and can instantly change the sound of my strings at the string level then they would be the same thing.

    As it is, they just keep the string vibrating and steal either one of my hands or one of my pickups.
     
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