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1. (WO2001003107) A PLECTRUM FOR A STRING INSTRUMENT, A TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER ARRANGEMENT AND A SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/003107    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2000/000808
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G10D 3/16
G10H 3/18
Applicants: STEVE CHICK RESEARCH PTY LTD
CHICK, Steve
Inventors: CHICK, Steve
Title: A PLECTRUM FOR A STRING INSTRUMENT, A TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER ARRANGEMENT AND A SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS
Abstract:
A plectrum (4) for a stringed musical instrument having a plurality of conductive strings (10) is provided with a non-conductive body (5) and a conductive tip (8). The conductive tip (8) is sized so as to fleetingly contact a string (10) when the string is plucked with a plectrum. The tip (8) is electrically connected to monitoring circuitry which provides a triggering signal each time the tip contacts any of the strings (10). A transmitter and receiver arrangement is provided to monitor the contact of the tip (8) with the strings (10) and generate the triggering signal. The triggering signal is in turn received by a signal processing apparatus which modifies the audio signal output from the stringed musical instrument under the control of the triggering signal.