How to set Pickup in the Piano
These pictures show you how to set the pick-up into the soundboard and brace or backpost.
(thesimple model for your clearer views on the operation)
First of all, measure the space between soundboard and brace/backpost to select the base part with most suitable thickness. The yellow "base select gauge" will indicate the best fit base when you insert it between the sound board and brace or backpost.
As shown in the left picture, the base select gauge will find the suitable No. of the base.
In the left case, the gauge stops in No.2, the base with printed "No.2" will fit the instrument.
Then put the sensor into the selected base, screwing it into the hole of the base until the bottom part of the sensor touches on the surface of the base.
Do it carefully, otherwise you might break the screw.
And Contact tip is installed.
Now you are ready to go to the next step.
Then turn the sensor part left to pull it up until the contact tip lightly touches the soundboard and stop it.
Remember which output connector (any one out of four) faces in approximately best direction for cable connection.
Do not remove the assembly when it touches the soundboard, otherwise you will scratch or damage the soundboard or brace/backpost.
Turn the sensor left for more 90 degrees (remember that four output connectors are ready in every 90 degrees) to push up the contact tip onto the soundboard more tightly and stably.
In this operation some tension would be added on the soundboard, so that you should be very careful not to damage the soundboard by the pick-up whether by too much turning (=pushing up or forth) or by removing it when it touches on any of the surfaces of the instrument.
The dust protection cap of the output connector at the position where the output cable is connected easily is removed.
Then connect the cable cord into the sensor. Insert the center pin of the cable cord into the center hole of the output connector.
Screw the outside ring of the cable cord to fix it to the output connector of the sensor.
All operation has been completed and now you are ready to use it.
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