Design

Nina

A picture paints a thousand words… After more than a year in development, starting from my post about this new breed of pickups, here now are some pictures of Nina, our Modula reference guitar. There are three passive Tone Blocks, one per pickup, that allows you to capture that pickup color that you desire, from warm …

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Skewed Lefty Anyone?

We are now (officially) offering custom baseplate Laser-Cutting service. You get two custom baseplates for the minimal $15 service fee. The baseplates are precision cut based on your specifications and individually hand-buffed to perfection. Send us your specifications: https://www.cycfi.com/contact/ and we will send you back a CAD drawing (DPF and DXF) for confirmation (see example below). See XR Custom …

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Virtual Pickups Revisited

A little background: I’ve written a series of articles before about Virtual Pickups and how they are implemented in software (DSP). It’s a three part series: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. I wrote about Standing Waves, Nodes, Antinodes and Pickup Position, Comb Filters, some underlying Math and Simulation in DSP code. I also presented what I thought was a …

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Computational Hexaphonic Guitar

It’s nice to see our pickups in the academe. Chengxiang Ren and Jeffrey Huang, Cornell University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, used the Cycfi Neo (now Nu) polyphonic pickups in their Master’s project. I’ll try to learn more about this project and these cool people. Their ideas are perfectly aligned with mine. In this project, we designed a computational guitar …

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