MOUNT DIGITAIZE SENSOR

Follow the step-by-step video instructions here: 

 

1. Prepare your instrument

  1. Place the instrument horizontally in front of you on a stable, clean surface. Remove carefully the strings from your instrument

IMPORTANT: require assistance if you did not do it yourself before!

  1. clean the fingerboard with a cotton cloth. Make sure there is no rosin dust left. 

A clean fingerboard ensures that the DigitAize sensor can be glued well.

 

2. Fit the sensor

Place the sensor on the fingerboard. Align it to the lower end of the fingerboard and check the length of the sensor opposed to the one of your fingerboard.

 

IMPORTANT: to test the length of the sensor, always align it to the end of the fingerboard 

 

  • If the sensor is shorter than the fingerboard, you will notice a gap between the upper edge of the sensor and the nut. Don’t worry, it will work anyway. 

Just make sure, that, when glueing it, you align the lower side to the edge of the fingerboard.

 

 

  • if the sensor is longer than the fingerboard, take a scissor and cut the exceeding part, to fit the sensor on the fingerboard.

To make the glueing procedure easier, cut 1-2 mm more, than the overall length of the fingerboard.

 

NOTE: You can cut the sensor using a regular scissor. Cut the sensor ALWAYS from the upper part. 

3. Glue the sensor

NOTE: the sensor needs to be glued in 2 different steps:

  • glue lower side to the fingerboard

  • seal upper and lower layers/sides together

 

Steps required for first part:

  1. take a small brush and apply a small quantity of water on the whole surface of the fingerboard.

This will make the glueing process easier and allow you to make corrections.

 

2. Remove the protective strip of the foil

 

In order to glue the sensor on the fingerboard, align it to the long edge of the fingerboard.

 

→ Place the sensor carefully on the edge of the fingerboard. Make sure it is placed exactly on the edge.

 

→ Carefully bend the sensor on the fingerboard.

Make sure you don’t loose the alignment to the edge.

Make sure there are no air bubbles or irregularities on the strip.

NOTE: The water layer slows down the glueing process: hold down the sensor gently until the water evaporated and the glue sticks completely. 

 

4. Seal the sensor

  1. Remove the protective strip of the ground connection carefully. Watch out that the strip doesn’t get bend and stays in position.

2. If the ground strip slips out of position, take a tweezer and gently bend it back in position. 

This is how the ground strip should look like, when in position

3. remove the protective layer of the paths.

Be careful to hold the upper layer open, while you remove the protective layer

4. carefully seal the sensor, following the curvature of the fingerboard and suing both hands

5. seal the sides of the sensor using your nails. Be sure that the sensor is well sealed on all edges.

FINISHED

Now you need to re-assemble your instrument

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