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LightWave Systems have developed a bridge-mounted, optical pickup that emits beams of infrared light to convert string motion into an electrical signal. This system has many advantages over conventional magnetic pickups:
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  • The system is mounted just in front of the bridge, the most harmonically rich area of the guitar.
  • Optical systems are capable of delivering frequencies down to dc allowing the true fundamental pitch to be heard without compromise.
  • There is no longer any magnetic interference or dampening affect on the strings, so the produced sound is more faithfull to the strings actual sound.
  • The system has individual pickups for each string with independant gain.
  • iceTone, a patented high-quality piezo for enhanced dimension and attack can be mixed in with the lightwave tones.
  • As the system is no longer magnetic, strings of non-ferrous composition can be used with no performance degradation. This allows the player to explore the multiple tonalities of brass, copper, rubber, gut etc which was never before possible with magnetic pickups.
  • As the Fundamental has more definition, the accuracy of midi systems is improved by the signal from lightwave pickups.
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