Talking to people reveals, that people believe in things that marketing has unleashed and that is repeated on "YouTube & Friends" one after the other .. but still being nonsense ...
About sound holes, soundhole covers and covering the soundhole at all there are myths going round, that just show, that people have no clue of instrument physics, sonic and other other basic knowledge of their instruments.
|Every gas-filled chamber (usually air) with a hole to the outside is a Helmholtz-Resonator.|
This physical explanation (by Hermann von Helmholtz, 1859) matches with quite a lot of instruments mankind has invented.
Guitars, violins, celli, acoustic basses, contra basses, etc., etc. ...
The soundhole is what makes all instruments that match with this phsyical description a Helmholtz-Resonator with its typical properties.
Chiefly this is the Helmholtz-Resonance-Frequency that is implied with all of such instruments.
For the details of Helmholtz-Resonators see the InterNet ...
Myth #1 ...
"The sound is coming from the sound hole ..."
The soundhole only provides a somehow better 'bass projection' - effective only in small rooms and at small distances ...
The sound is coming from sonic that the swinging 'sound board' generates - to the outside air-space as well as to the inside air-space of an acoustic instrument ...
Sound that a human ear (or a true microphone) hears is nothing but moved air molecules that is called 'sonic'.
Myth #2 ...
"The bigger the sound hole the more bass you get ..."
Infact a smaller soundhole shape gets you more bass. Or did you ever see a contra-bass with a 30cm (~15 inch) sound hole diameter?
... to be continued ...
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From the viewpoint of sales there is no difference between a reseller and a partner. Both are independed dealers and sell musIC products from their own location and for their own benefits. In addition they both handle possible warranty claims during the first 24 month after purchase for their customers locally - just for the customers convenience.
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But partners provide additional services to customers and do a wider promotion for musIC products.
- Mounting of AnyMic/i devices into instruments by qualified luthiers or other qualified instrument maker
- Keep at least one demo instrument with an AnyMic/i installed for demo purposes
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=== Under Construction === Work in progress ===
|Partner Liste||Partner list|
|musIC-Partner sind qualifzierte und gewerblich tätige Instrumentenmacher (z.B. Gitarrenbauer), die Beratung zu unseren Produkten und Montage-Service für AnyMic/i bereitstellen.||musIC partners are qualified and commercially active instrument makers (e.g. luthiers) that can provide qualified guidance for our products and provide mounting services for AnyMic/i.|
(Work in progress ...)
I was on a vacation and had no instrument with me to practice, since I had planned for 'just a week'. But then -after some days of week one- I decided to extend the trip for another week - but that meant, that I could not practice for yet another week although I have just re-started playing guitar two years before and was amid the beginning ...
So I scanned the Internet for nearby music shops and a specific instrument that I always have been oggeling with: a small-body 'blues-box' Epiphone "EL00" - just right for a small person like me ...
Well, I found my shop and I found my preferred Instrument in that very shop and so I rushed to the nearby city and bought the instrument on Thursday before "Whit-day" 2012 ... nacked, no pickup-system ...
As a freelancing IT systems engineer I had just finished my last contract by December 2014 and no followup contract but finally much time at home to practice guitar. But I always liked to hear myself with sound coming from an amplifier emerging towards me - just to hear things better. That's why I bought my first instrument (Yamaha 'L-Series' with an ART-Pickup-System) years before. But my Epiphone had no so-called 'pickup-system' and I decided to look for one.
The pain begun ...
A market full of stuffs and names: FISHMAN, L.R BAGGS, K&K and a lot others, that all were ranting the same way:
"We are the best, we are the greatest ... pick our stuff"
What?!? How about some information and facts instead of just 'marketing hype'? ... that was all that was going thru my mind when I was confronted with all this pointless rants.
This was not helpful at all ... so I leaned back sticking to the old Roman rule:
"Divide et impera!" ... Separate and rule - just to find the truth ...
I started by classifiying the types of pickup-systems that are available on the market and there were:
- Electromagnetic pickups that all need to be clamped to the soundhole somehow
- All this stuff called piezo, transducers, 'contact microphone' which needed to be mounted to the soundboard in order to work at all.
- ... and some/rare 'microphone based' solutions to be mounted inside the instrument.
But which way to go?
(to be continued ...)