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Use of a soundboard pickup on a skin headed instrument

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Q - Can I use a soundboard pickup on a skin headed instrument such as a kora?

            

 A - No, it won't work in the same manner that it would on a wooden or composite soundboard.

     The vibration transmission on the skin to the sensor is quite different than on a wooden soundboard and while there may be some sound being picked up, the quality of that sound in most cases will not be good. Placing a soundboard sensor on a skin head, since that head is undamped, will also most likely lead to feedback issues.

 
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Article ID: 22
Category: Pickup Utilization
Date added: 2011-11-18 16:34:13
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