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Title: Portable musical instrument amplifier

Abstract

The present invention relates to a musical instrument amplifier which is particularly useful for electric guitars. The amplifier has a rigid body for housing both the electronic system for amplifying and processing signals from the guitar and the system's power supply. An input plug connected to and projecting from the body is electrically coupled to the signal amplifying and processing system. When the plug is inserted into an output jack for an electric guitar, the body is rigidly carried by the guitar, and the guitar is operatively connected to the electrical amplifying and signal processing system without use of a loose interconnection cable. The amplifier is provided with an output jack, into which headphones are plugged to receive amplified signals from the guitar. By eliminating the conventional interconnection cable, the amplifier of the present invention can be used by musicians with increased flexibility and greater freedom of movement.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Danbury, CT)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
867467
Patent Number(s):
US 4944016
Application Number:
07/273,415
Assignee:
CB Labs, Inc. (Norwalk, CT) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
portable; musical; instrument; amplifier; relates; particularly; useful; electric; guitars; rigid; housing; electronic; amplifying; processing; signals; guitar; power; supply; input; plug; connected; projecting; electrically; coupled; signal; inserted; output; jack; rigidly; carried; operatively; electrical; loose; interconnection; cable; provided; headphones; plugged; receive; amplified; eliminating; conventional; musicians; increased; flexibility; freedom; movement; signal processing; particularly useful; power supply; operatively connected; electrically coupled; musical instrument; signal process; instrument amplifier; /381/

Citation Formats

Christian, David E. Portable musical instrument amplifier. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Christian, David E. Portable musical instrument amplifier. United States.
Christian, David E. Tue . "Portable musical instrument amplifier". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867467.
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abstractNote = {The present invention relates to a musical instrument amplifier which is particularly useful for electric guitars. The amplifier has a rigid body for housing both the electronic system for amplifying and processing signals from the guitar and the system's power supply. An input plug connected to and projecting from the body is electrically coupled to the signal amplifying and processing system. When the plug is inserted into an output jack for an electric guitar, the body is rigidly carried by the guitar, and the guitar is operatively connected to the electrical amplifying and signal processing system without use of a loose interconnection cable. The amplifier is provided with an output jack, into which headphones are plugged to receive amplified signals from the guitar. By eliminating the conventional interconnection cable, the amplifier of the present invention can be used by musicians with increased flexibility and greater freedom of movement.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {7}
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