Electronics FAQ

When choosing new on-board electronics, where do I start?
To choose on-board electronics for an instrument you should consider carefully these things. do you want your instrument to be fully passive so that i...
Tue, May 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Electronics Cavity Space Requirements
9 volt systems: Use the size of a 9V battery as the "measuring stick": An NTBT 2 band eq. module is about the same size as a 9V battery. So, for...
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 1:53 PM
How do I get clear tones, with low distortion?
For our discrete electronic modules (TC and TCT families) we use transistors that our experience, component testing and noise selection, have shown to be we...
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 1:57 PM
What is Tonal Clarity?
When the pickup output signal is amplified without tonal modification (bass, mid or treble boosts or cuts) and with the least distortion it is "unflavo...
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 1:58 PM
What is the difference between NTMB+F and NTMB+FL?
The NTMB+FL is designed to put more focus on the mid frequencies for fretless instruments.  As such, the bass control has less range than the NTMB+F ( +/-12...
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 4:47 PM
How do I adjust the gain on my NTMB+, NTBT, or pre-wired harness?
The blue trimmer connected to the grey, blue, and white (or green) wires is for adjusting overall gain.  The response of the gain adjustment is flat.  I gen...
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 4:51 PM
How do I minimize noise?
External Hum and Noise All of our active electronics modules are shielded with metal foil. If necessary they can be used in an unshielded instrument cavi...
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 4:43 PM
How can I avoid excessive Radio Frequency noise?
RF, which stands for Radio Frequency, is the very high frequency (well above human hearing) electromagnetic signal (not sound) which carries the sound signa...
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM