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Electric Guitar

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Danish Alam

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Transcript of Electric Guitar

The New Electric Guitar
A new take on the electric guitar
How Can We Improve
The Electric Guitar?
The present state of the
electric guitar
Since 1931, the electric guitar has been a huge part of the music world. However, the electric guitar has presented itself with limitations that can be improved upon. . .
The electric guitar currently requires an amp so that sound can be heard. The use of the amp means that electricity is required, which is hard to obtain in places such as a camping trip or developing countries. Also, amps can cost 50-1000+ dollars, making it an inconvenience due to the additional money needed. The amp also makes the electric guitar non-portable.
Basics of the Electric Guitar:
Six strings made of nickel plated steel, nickel or stainless steel.
6 tuning pegs
A fixed bridge or a spring loaded hinged bridge
Frets on the neck of the guitar

By Nabiha Abid, Valeria Ladino and Danish Alam
The electric guitar can cost anywhere between 200 to thousands of dollars, but then you must buy an amplifier which costs 50 to over a thousand dollars. Therefore, buying an electric guitar can get expensive. What if there was an electric guitar that didn't require the additional cost of an amp?
An amp also requires electricity to function, but this can be hard to get in some places. What if the amp didn't need electricity to perform its purpose?


The sound of electric guitars is made by magnetic pickups and is controlled by various knobs. Electric vibrations are from the guitar strings which are sensed by the guitar. Under the strings, the sensing is from a magnetic pickup. The pickup has a magnet bar covered in very thin wire that can turn electrical energy into motion or vice versa. Most electric guitars have two to three pickups in different parts on the guitar body with original sounds.
The reason the electric guitar needs an amp is because the signal created by the electric guitar is too weak to make its loudspeaker produce its sound, so it has to be amplified first. In order to not use an amplifier or need electricity, the signal by the electric guitar needs to be stronger. This can be done by increasing the strength of the magnet used in the magnetic pickup and increase the number of turns on the coil. This means that instead of covering the bar magnet from the pickup in 7000 turns of wire, you would have to cover it in more turns of wire. The flux lines need to be stronger as well. Flux lines are the quantity of field lines per unit area and deal with the magnetic fields from the pickup.
Flux lines
Simple pickup
This pickup uses screws. By having the screw close to the string, the signal becomes stronger.
CITATIONS
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Brain, M. (2002, July 1). How the Electric Guitar Works. Retrieved from How Stuff Works: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/electric-guitar.htm
How It's Made Electric Guitar Amplifiers (2010). [Motion Picture]. United States of America. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PVtJF96a10
Krankor. (n.d.). Advantages and disadvantages of electric guitar. Retrieved from Answer.com: http://www.answers.com/Q/Advantages_and_disadvantage_of_electric_guitar
Musician's Friend. (2013, November 11). Buying Guide: Electric Guitars. Retrieved from The Hub: http://thehub.musiciansfriend.com/guitar-buying-guides/buying-guide-electric-guitars
Tom. (2014, March 21). Electric guitar vs acoustic guitars. Retrieved from TheGuitarLessons.com: http://www.theguitarlesson.com/guitar-lesson-blog/guitar-gear/electric-guitar-vs-acoustic- guitar-which-is-better-for-beginners/
Wikipedia. (2014, August 18). Guitar amplifier. Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_amplifier


Works Cited

Works Cited
All About Guitar Strings. (n.d.). Retrieved from Guitarlessons.com: http://
www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/about-guitar-strings/
Brain, M. (2002, July 1). How the Electric Guitar Works. Retrieved from How Stuff
Works: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/electric-guitar.htm
How It's Made Electric Guitar Amplifiers (2010). [Motion Picture]. United States of
America. Retrieved from
Krankor. (n.d.). Advantages and disadvantages of electric guitar. Retrieved from
Answer.com: http://www.answers.com/QAdvantages_and_disadvantage_of_electric_guitar
Musician's Friend. (2013, November 11). Buying Guide: Electric Guitars. Retrieved from The Hub:
http://thehub.musiciansfriend.com/guitar-buying-guides/buying-guide-electric-guitars
Tom. (2014, March 21). Electric guitar vs acoustic guitars. Retrieved from TheGuitarLessons.com:
http://www.theguitarlesson.com/guitar-lesson-blog/guitar-gear/electric-guitar-vs-acoustic-guitar-which-is-better-for-beginners/
Wikipedia. (2014, August 18). Guitar amplifier. Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_amplifier
I AM Danish
I AM Awesome!!!
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