hOAg OPTICAL BASS AND K-MAX GUITARS
since 1969 Chicago NAMM
MORE SUSTAIN and AUDIO RANGE
bass AS SHOWN AT THE 2001 SUMMER namm
hoag BASS WITH
" SUB" LOWS AND "ULTRA" HIGHS !
NO MAGNETIC DRAG TO REDUCE SUSTAIN !
OPTICAL PICKUPS ARE VISUAL AND SENSES YOUR SLIGHTEST TOUCH OF THE STRING.
IT'S LIKE CONNECTING YOU TO THE INSTRUMENT !
HEAR ALL THE HARMONICS !
NO ANNOYING ELECTRICAL NOISE!
NO NEED TO HAVE MULTIPLE PICKUPS ON YOUR INSTRUMENT!
ALL AUDIO RANGE IS PRESENT AT THE BRIDGE AND THE "HOAG OPTICAL PICKUP" IS ALL YOU NEED!
Experience the true audio range and rich harmonic quality of the vibrating string with more sustain.
USE ALL THE EFFECTS AS YOU WOULD WITH OTHER GUITARS, BUT BE PREPARED TO HEAR AND FEEL MORE!
The instrument feels more alive, because of the optical pickup's instant response!
HOAG K-MAX GUITARS
Hoag's optical instruments are, "lightning fast" . This is done by using very small light emitting diodes and light receivers, one pair for each string. Your slightest touch is acted upon at light speed. With instant response your creative impulses have time to react.
The light beam from the emitter shines directly onto and past the string. The receiver reacts to this light beam and causes a small amount of electricity to generate within. As the string moves, it allows more or less of the light beam to be sent to the receiver where it is directly converted to audio signals.
As you know, each instrument has a unique sound imprint and cannot be duplicated exactly. Your instrument has many overtones that are a combined product of every part of the instrument, and therefore, no two instruments sound exactly alike. This combined sound imprint is present on the string. Pickups with magnetic fields will alter the string's pure imprint by restricting some movement. Any pickup that uses mechanical coupling to the string will also alter the string's pure imprint.
RON HOAG'S optical pickup musical instruments
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