Go Down

Topic: Guitar Pickup (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic


What might the circuit look like for using a guitar pickup as an analog sensor with an Arduino (for detecting a moving string, of course)?

Thanks much!



it will have to be a metal string, of course... there are instructions here  for making your own pickups. Once you have that, you can use a bridge rectifier made out of 1N914's and a little capacitor and resistor to read the pickup's voltage. This diagram is almost exactly what you need.. just replace the transformer with your pickup, and put a 1K resistor across the capacitors.



Excellent - thanks. Will any diodes or bridge rectifier do? I'm not sure that I have those particular diodes around, but I'm pretty sure I can salvage something.


Mar 11, 2007, 08:26 am Last Edit: Mar 11, 2007, 08:27 am by Daniel Reason: 1
yes any old diodes will do it!

1N914=1N4148= most common switching diode...


Go Up

Please enter a valid email to subscribe

Confirm your email address

We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the subscription, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Thank you for subscribing!

via Egeo 16
Torino, 10131