PIEZO AND MIDI
STACKED BELL KNOB
STETSBAR T-STYLE |
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a special option, AlumiSonic guitars are also available with
Graphtech Guitar Labs “Ghost” ® Pickup Systems
for an incredibly authentic, studio quality acoustic guitar
tone at the flick of a switch, as well as the option of a
13 pin MIDI compatible output. The 1/4” jack stereo
output allows for a simultaneous use of both guitar pickup
and acoustic guitar sounds as two separate signals with a
stereo cable, or both signals can be combined as one balanced
mono output when an ordinary cable is used. The separate 13
Pin MIDI output option can be used with any of today’s
state-of-the-art MIDI converters and will provide the fastest
and most accurate tracking available on the market.
The Ghost system
is available in the form of two separate processors being
the Acousti-Phonic processor and the Hexpander MIDI interface
processor (or both combined together), that receive an acoustic
signal from 6 independent resin saddle pickups.
processor has a preamp that adds realistic, EQ’d acoustic
guitar sound to your guitar without altering your magnetic
pickups. You can use magnetic pickup and acoustic sounds one
at a time, simultaneously as a stereo output, or blended together
for an enhanced electric effect. Controls include a single
onboard 3 way micro “Quick Switch” for accessing
Acoustic/Both/Magnetic signals, an onboard 2 way Mid/Dark
Micro Switch (or Push/Pull potentiometer switch) for a brighter
midrange to darker acoustic EQ’d sound, and a volume
control potentiometer. The volume control can be provided
as an independent knob or in concentric combination (stacked)
with any other Potentiometer control on your instrument, based
on your custom configuration. All Acousti-Phonic equipped
instruments include an onboard 9v battery compartment (a requirement
for the Acousti-Phonic Preamp only), accessible from the back
of your guitar. AlumiSonic offers either hinged battery boxes
(black plastic), or screw mounted metal plated battery access
panels. All AlumiSonic 1100 series guitars are equipped with
metal access panels only.
The Hexpander MIDI
Interface processor adds MIDI capability to your guitar via
13 Pin output. Plug your guitar into pitch-to-MIDI converters
by Roland and Axon and receive the most responsive and accurate
triggering on the market today. The Hexpander MIDI Interface
operates with the Roland GR55, VG99, StringPort, as well as
legacy units like Roland GR33, GI-20, and V Bass, Axon AX-50,
AX-100, Yamaha G50, and many more. With the Hexpander, you
can use all other “guitar” sounds including magnetic
pickup and Acousti-Phonic processor sounds, one at a time,
or simultaneously. Controls include a single onboard 3 way
micro “Quick Switch” for accessing MIDI/Both/Guitar
signals (including Piezo when the Acoustiphonic is used, a
Program Up/Down Micro Switch remotely operated from your guitar,
and a volume control potentiometer. The volume control can
be provided as an independent knob or in concentric combination
(stacked) with any other potentiometer control on your instrument,
based on your custom configuration.
® Pickup System components installed on AlumiSonic guitars
are priced as upgrades to custom orders. Costs include parts
and installation on AlumiSonic guitars only.
Bridge Saddle Upgrades
• Modern “T” style Piezo saddles for all
T-6 models: $99.00
• 3 Barrel Compensated Piezo saddles for Classic T-6
• Tune-O-Matic Piezo saddle upgrade for 1100 models
(or Stetsbar): $99.00
• GraphTech (Floyd Rose) LB63 Bridge for 1100-FR only:
(Contact for pricing)
• Acousti-Phonic preamp, Quick Switch, Mid/Dark switch,
Volume Control, Stereo Output, and
Battery box installed:
• Hexpander MIDI Interface, Quick Switch, Program Switch,
Volume Control, 13 Pin output (with custom AlumiSonic jack
plate) installed: $225.00
• Graph Tech Ghost Acousti-Phonic & Hexpander combination.
Including the Acousti-Phonic preamp with the Hexpander interface
PC board attached for a combination of all of both functions,
Acousti-Phonic Quick Switch, Mid/Dark switch, Piezo Volume
Control, Piezo/Mag Stereo Output, Battery box, Hexpander Quick
Switch, Program Switch, MIDI Volume Control, 13 Pin output
(with custom AlumiSonic jack plate) installed: $375.00
AlumiSonic Stacked Bell Knob is custom made exclusively by AlumiSonic
as a concentric control option for our 1100 Series instruments.
The Stacked Bell Knob is primarily used for applications where
other control positions are occupied with Piezo or MIDI Volume
controls. Typically stacked concentric knobs are used for either
a combination of stacked Magnetic pickup Tone control combined
with pickup Volume control, or for a combination of stacked
MIDI and Piezo Volume controls in one knob.
Bell Knob’s are manufactured in small quantities and
plated in either Chrome or Gold for your order. The additional
Cost of one Stacked Bell Knob assembly, plated and installed
on your custom order is: $78.00
REMOVABLE CHAMBER OPTIONS
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As a very special custom option for our T-6 style bodies, the Back Removable Pickup Chamber system allows for each pickup to be independently set in 3 surrounding acoustic modes. Either Closed with an encapsulating Tone-Wood Chamber in place, Open with the back of each pickup completely exposed, or Hollow Body mode with an aluminum panel fastened to the back of the body and no chamber in place.
Previously, AlumiSonic had made non removable wood chambering available for players who either used excessive overdrive and needed to suppress feedback, or prefer the sound of a hybrid blend of Aluminum resonance through the tone-wood of their choice. With a removable system, your guitar can be converted from chambered to hollow, as easily as removing the back panel of the instrument and removing each magnetically attached chamber simply by pulling them of in any desired combination per pickup.
Chambers available range in tone with Mahogany being the warmest and Ash being the brightest. Weights listed include the total weight of all chambers combined and would be added to the starting weight noted on the specifications page for your guitar. Chambers for guitars with 2 pickups will extend the full distance of the body between the pickups, so the chamber area covered for 2 and 3 pickup guitars is the same. Prices shown are based on custom fitted Back Removable Chambers for either two, or three pickups (as a custom pickup order) and metal cover plate.
(2 Pickup) Ash, Back Removable Chambers (very bright, 0.80 lbs.) $385.00
(3 Pickup) Ash, Back Removable Chambers (very bright, 0.80 lbs.) $465.00
(2 Pickup) Basswood, Back Removable Chambers (bright, 0.60 lbs.) $380.00
(3 Pickup) Basswood, Back Removable Chambers (bright, 0.60 lbs.) $455.00
(2 Pickup) Mahogany, Back Removable Chambers (warm, 0.70 lbs.) $390.00
(3 Pickup) Mahogany, Back Removable Chambers (warm, 0.70 lbs.) $475.00
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Custom pickup chambering
as a non-removable option is available for players who either
tend to use excessive overdrive, or prefer the sound of a hybrid
blend of Aluminum resonance through the tone-wood of their choice.
When using just the right amount of overdrive with a hollow
(un-chambered) configuration, infinite sustain through sympathetic
feedback can be more easily obtained. The body resonance that
enhances this sustain projects sound to all sides of the pickups
and also back into the strings. Under overdrive settings at
extremely loud volumes, this resonance can become difficult
to control. Pickup chambering surrounds the pickups and slightly
dampens the top and bottom body panels. These chambers will
reduce resonant hollow body feedback up to 25%. The preferred
chambering position is the hotter bridge position for blues
and rock, or both positions for classic rock. With a chambered
bridge only, the neck pickup can be used for maximum aluminum
resonance playing or both positions can be used for a combination
effect. Chambering a pickup does not change the sound of the
instrument to that material type. With a chamber installed the
superior aluminum body sound is still the dominant sound, while
the chamber material accents that sound accordingly.
range in tone with Mahogany being the warmest and Ash being
the brightest. Weights listed would be added to the starting
weight noted on the specifications page for your guitar. Pickup
chambers can be installed or removed by the AlumiSonic shop
at any time for the cost of labor and shipping. All prices
are based on pre installed Chambers per each chamber installed.
Aluminum is available for the bridge position only. Internally
mounted chambers are not available for 3 pickup T-6 guitars
unless the Back Removable Chamber system is used (See Custom
page for “Removable Chamber Options”)
• (1) Solid Aluminum Chamber (extremely bright, 1.09
• (1) Ash Chamber (very bright, 0.34 lbs.) $89.00
• (1) Basswood Chamber (bright, 0.23 lbs.) $89.00
• (1) Mahogany Chamber (warm, 0.30 lbs.) $89.00
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Available in Chrome
or Gold, the Stetsbar Tremolo system was designed as a removable
Tremolo that mounts directly to the Surface of any flat top
instrument with no invasive routing required. We found this
ingenious design created by Eric Stets here in NY, especially
useful as a Tremolo alternative that would not impede on the
hollow area of our T-6 bodies and dramatically change their
tonal qualities. Unlike other surface mounted Tremolo’s,
the Stetsbar carries the bridge saddles with the movement of
the tremolo and therefore stays in tune perfectly.
AlumiSonic will install the bridge as removable system with
a shimmed neck, or as a permanent system with the required neck
angle built into the neck pocket. The Stetsbar is also available
with Graphtech Piezo saddles for use with the GraphTech “Ghost”
Acousti-Phonic Piezo system and GraphTech Hexpander MIDI interface.
Contact AlumiSonic for pricing.
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A bridge position
Humbucker and modern T style Bridge plate is an available an
upgrade for any Master Alloy, Evo-Master, or Classic Alloy guitar.
The humbucker bridge plate is available in Chrome, Gold, or
Custom Copper Plating. Each bridge can be fitted with matching
metallic saddles, Graf-Tech String Saver Teflon Saddles or Graphtech
Piezo Saddles for use with the optional GraphTech Ghost Pickup
system (contact for price).
Humbuckers available include AlumiSonic Alnico-V Overwound or
Seymour Duncan APH-1 Pickups. Contact AlumiSonic for other possibilities
that we may have to offer. Humbucker’s available in stock,
pickups suited for your custom guitar and playing styles as
well as Humbucker prices, may vary. With overwound pickups,
or simply with overdrive playing in mind, we would like to recommend
using Custom Tonewood Pickup Chambering in any Humbucker position.
Please also review our Pickup Chambering options.
Available as an upgrade
for any Chrome plated Instrument, as a custom upgrade of only
$95.00 we will provide your instrument with gold plated hardware
including screws, plates, bridge, knobs, ferrules, strap buttons,
tuners and all switches. Contact AlumiSonic for availability
prior to ordering.