I Had to Build a Custom Mute Switch for my Violin

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This video is about how I designed and made my own custom mute guitar pedal for my clip-on mic and piezo pickup on my violin (fiddle). The mic is an AT Pro35 phantom powered XLR condensor microphone, and the pickup is a Fishman V200 piezoelectric transducer. I got all of the parts from PartsExpress.

Thanks to my band (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEKRoVVSZKGih6v_xK4LAdw), Caleb, Pete, Paul and Troy, and to Hannah for filming.

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Gearslutz mute wiring for phantom powered vs dynamic/line-level microphones:

Beavis Audio Research:

Pickups on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickup_%28music_technology%29

Microphone mute pedal on “I like to make stuff”

Balanced vs unbalanced audio:

Balanced signals on wikipedia:

Phantom Power:

Phantom Power explained on Sweetwater:


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