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1. (WO1981002355) COMBINED PICK AND TUNER
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Pub. No.:    WO/1981/002355    International Application No.:    PCT/US1981/000178
Publication Date: 20.08.1981 International Filing Date: 11.02.1981
IPC:
G10D 3/16 (2006.01), G10G 7/02 (2006.01)
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Priority Data:
120061 11.02.1980 US
Title (EN) COMBINED PICK AND TUNER
(FR) PLECTRE ET DISPOSITIF D'ACCORDAGE COMBINES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A combined pick and stringed instrument tuning device (10) includes a relatively flat, substantially rectangularly shaped housing (12) having a pick (24) attached thereto and is small enough to be easily held in one's hand. A momentary contact push-button switch (28) mounted on top of the housing controls an electronic tuning circuit (42) by selecting one of several predetermined frequencies from a frequency generator. In one embodiment, the tuning circuit is mounted in the housing so that the tuning device is totally self-contained. Alternatively, the tuning circuit is remotely located and is controlled by a cable (50) connected to the housing or by radio signals. The frequency selected is displayed (36) on the housing and the frequency generator drives a strobe light (30) located near the pick. In another embodiment, a microphone (62) mounted on the housing converts sounds from the string being tuned to a signal which is compared to the preselected frequency. One light (64) on the housing indicates when the string frequency is too high and another (66) indicates when it is too low.
(FR)Dispositif (10) combine de plectre et d'accordage pour instrument a cordes comprenant un boitier (12) relativement plat, de forme sensiblement rectangulaire sur lequel est fixe un plectre (24), et qui est suffisamment petit pour etre tenu dans une main. Un commutateur a pression temporaire (28) monte sur le sommet du boitier commande un circuit d'accordage electronique (42) en selectionnant une frequence parmi plusieurs frequences predeterminees produites par un generateur de frequence. Dans un mode de realisation, le circuit d'accordage est monte a l'interieur du boitier de maniere telle que le dispositif d'accordage soit contenu dans un seul boitier. Selon une variante, le circuit d'accordage est situe a l'exterieur et est commande par un cable (50) connecte au boitier ou par des signaux radio. La frequence selectionnee est affichee (36) sur le boitier et le generateur de frequence commande une source de lumiere stroboscopique (30) situee pres du plectre. Dans un autre mode de realisation, un microphone (62) monte sur le boitier converti les sons de la corde a accorder en un signal qui est compare a la frequence preselectionnee. Une lumiere (64) sur le boitier indique lorsque la frequence de la corde est trop elevee et une autre lumiere (66) indique lorsque la frequence est trop basse.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)