Electric Hurdy Gurdy
We are very pleased to offer two high quality, nice sounding electronics packages for our hurdy gurdies
Passive pickup system: consists of two high impedence elements inside the instrument, which combine into a standard 1/4" guitar jack.
Volume & tone are controlled externally, either by an outboard preamp or an amplifier.
we are pleased to offer
Active pickup system:
Consists of three pickup elements inside the instrument, one for each bridge, each
with it's own volume control. There is a 4th knob which is the master instrument output. All this outputs into
a standard 1/4" guitar jack.
9-volt battery housing: This is where you install the battery to power the internal preamp. Battery life
is 12,000 hours.
Volume 1: This controls the volume for the trompette bridge.
Volume 2: Chanterelle
volume (melody strings)
Volume 3: Bourdons (low drones) volume
Master Volume: The first 3 volumes (above) are
more like an onboard mixer. Once you have your balance set up how you like it, you can use the master to control the overall
volume to your amplifier.
Hurdy Gurdies by George & Anwyn Leverett