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benzer

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guitar output
« on: September 16, 2007, 04:22:13 PM »
i just have a little question,
whats the peak voltage an electric guitar can output?
isnt that something important to consider
when building a pre-amp ??

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Re: guitar output
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007, 06:15:55 PM »
Maybe this forum should have a FAQ for stuff like this. Search (ssguitar) function is quite helpful tool, by the way: There was some related discussion maybe about a week ago.

Anyway, the short answer to your question is: Nominally anything between 10 - 200 mV depending on the pickup and guitar's internal electronics. Crate, for example, seems to design their amps based on 40mV peak-to-peak value. However, the maximum output amplitude of a "hot" pickup can be as much as few volts when strings are strummed hard. However, this value represents a momentary peak and the output amplitude settles to the nominal value rather quickly.

Some manufacturers list the output amplitude of their pickups so you could search that information for reference. I posted a link to some pickup "datasheets" maybe a year or two ago. You can find the thread if you search.

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Re: guitar output
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007, 03:53:45 AM »
thnks for the info.
lookslike the best deal is to design a preamp with a pot to adjust the gain.
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