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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REFERENCES:
Gearslutz mute wiring for phantom powered vs dynamic/line-level microphones:
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/geekslutz-forum/813680-how-wire-external-xlr-off-switch-pedal.html

Beavis Audio Research:
http://beavisaudio.com/techpages/

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

Microphone mute pedal on “I like to make stuff”
https://iliketomakestuff.com/make-microphone-mute-pedal/

Balanced vs unbalanced audio:
http://www.aviom.com/blog/balanced-vs-unbalanced/

Balanced signals on wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced_audio

Phantom Power:
http://acousticguitar.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-microphone-phantom-power/

Phantom Power explained on Sweetwater:
https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/how-phantom-power-works/

Piezoelectricity:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piezoelectricity#Mechanism

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