Guitar Effects Patents

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by amz-fx, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. amz-fx

    amz-fx Supporting Member

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    I've collected 50 patents related to guitar effects and audio. Interesting reading. You can find them in my fx blog.

    Enjoy, Jack
     
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    I like patent sample 15. How can someone patent a pedalboard?

    dug
     
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    Really cool blog. Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for the comments all.

    @mungo: There are numerous examples of things that are patented that probably should not have been, and there are some samples in the Lab Notebook section of my site. Someone even patented the audio panpot, and there is one well known amp manufacturer that patents the use of switches to toggle between two features of an amp... which is ridiculous since it is obvious to anyone with even minimal skills in electronics.

    The US patent office has granted many obvious patents in the past. One notable example is the crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which my mother used to make for my brother and I back in the Stone Age. Smuckers bought the patent and then tried to enforce it but it was struck down by a US Court... :)

    regards, Jack
     
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    on a diff. note, I demolished a pot in order to get good access to a joint b/c I couldn't get the braid to take the solder, so thanks for the tip about putting the rosin flux on the desoldering braid. BTW, the pot was already broken, but it was a hassle, and I probably ended up putting too much heat on the board.
     
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    amz-fx Supporting Member

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    The best method is to put the braid against the joint and the iron on top of that with a bit of pressure. When the copper braid gets hot it will suck the solder off the joint.

    Glad it has worked for you.

    regards, Jack
     
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    Jack... very, very interesting!
     
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    The patents or the desoldering braid? :D :D

    regards, Jack
     
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    Very cool! Love your site! It's a treat to find sites like yours! THanks!

    Just curious though, those two names on the wah circuit, doesn't mention (I didn't read it thouroughly
    but even it if was vox, question still applies) a company, but does that mean these two guys are getting
    royalties on each wah sold by ANY company do you think?
     
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    Those wah patents have long ago expired.

    regards, Jack
     

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