a component of a phonograph which contains the stylus and also components for converting the vibrations of the stylus into electrical impulses for subsequent processing into sound; often referred to as a cartridge; also, the process of converting vibrations into electrical impulses.
the conversion of sound or light into electrical signals in a sound or image recording or transmitting device.
an electronic device mounted on an instrument which allows the sound to be amplified
a coil wound with fine enamelled copper wire which converts the vibrations of the guitar strings into electrical signals.
Any device that turns the sound of your acoustic (or electric) instrument into an electrical signal to be processed, recorded, or projected from a P.A. system.
A video camera's image sensing element, either CCD (Charge Coupled Device) or MOS (Metal Oxide Semiconductor) that converts light to electrical energy. (See CCD.)
an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
a device placed underneath the strings of a guitar converting string vibrations into electrical energy
a magnet wrapped in wires which sits on the face of an electric guitar, underneath the strings
a transducer because it converts string vibrations into an electrical signal
a type of microphone that allows the sound of a guitar's strings to be run into an amplifier
Device that takes the string vibration that you create and transform it into an electronic signal. This signal it then used in amplifiers to boost the sound.
the pickup 'picks up' the vibrations produced by the strings and converts them to an electronic signal which can be passed to the amp.
A magnet wrapped with wire. The motion of the guitar's strings interferes with the pickup's magnetic field. This creates an electrical impulse, which is transmitted to the amplifier. The amplitude and quality of the impulse can be modified by the volume and tone controls.
A tiny sensor (often made from piezo material) that converts string vibrations into a continuous electrical signal. Some pickups can be mounted to a standard bridge without modifying the instrument, others are fitted to specially made violin bridges.
for our purposes, a coil wound with fine wire that converts the sound produced by guitar strings into electrical signals.
The device that converts string vibrations into an electronic signal. The signal is then used by an amplifier to create the sound you hear.
Any device which is capable of transforming a measurable quantity of intelligence (such as sound) into relative electrical signals.
A pickup device acts as a transducer that captures mechanical vibrations (usually from suitably equipped stringed instruments such as the electric guitar, electric bass guitar or electric violin) and converts them to an electronic signal which can be amplified and recorded.