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ENGLISH:

Javi Alonso (luthier) and Pablo del Real have designed and patented an innovative construction system that improves the quality of the sound in string instruments. Our objective is to attend the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California to present our “Subfretboard System Project” to large manufacturers. In order to do this we must develop the project commercially which involves a certain level of infrastructure and costs. We need your help to be able to accomplish this. We want to construct 3 high-quality instruments using this system, find a consulting and marketing service for it’s diffusion before the presentation and organize the trip to the NAMM Show in january 2020.


ESPAÑOL: 

Javi Alonso (luthier) y Pablo del Real hemos desarrollado y patentado un sistema de construcción innovador que mejora la calidad del sonido en instrumentos de cuerda. Nuestro objetivo es ir a la feria NAMM Show en Anaheim, California EEUU, para presentar "Subfretboard System Project" a grandes fabricantes. Para ello necesitamos desarrollar comercialmente el proyecto, con lo que esto supone a nivel de infraestructura y gastos. Necesitamos tu ayuda para poderlo llevar a cabo. Queremos construir 3 instrumentos de gama alta con este sistema, acceder a servicios de consultoría y marketing para su difusión antes de la presentación y organizar el viaje a NAMM Show en enero del 2020.



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The Project

The "Subfretboard System Project" was developed due to the search for improvements in the sound of the electric guitars and basses because of certain deficiencies. The shortage of natural harmonics, the sustaining of the processed notes and the balance between strings are the reason that have led us to the invention of this new system.

For the demonstration for its optimal performance we have manufactured a prototype with the patented system called "SSP" (Subfretboard System Project). It's a different and completely new construction system. It significantly increases the sound relief by providing the instrument with a homogeneous distribution of  vibration.

"SSP" Prototype
"SSP" Prototype

The system is applicable to all string instruments both acoustic and electric. The system consist of a metallic piece inserted lengthwise on the guitar. It is built as a single piece of mechanized metal (without welding) housed in the guitar from the bridge to the nut with the frets emerging from it. Between hollows, pieces of wood form the fretboard.

Piece inserted on "SSP"
Piece inserted on "SSP"

Any type of metal can be used, however we have chosen Zicral, the commercial name for an aluminum alloy widely used in aeronautics and the automotive industry for its lightness. The prototype weighs approximately 3 kilos. This metal guarantees optimal characteristics for a long life in the instrument.

"SSP" Zicral piece
"SSP" Zicral piece

The incorporation of the system is compatible with all standard construction types but needs some specific modifications without influencing the final aspect of the instrument.

"SSP" prototype
"SSP" prototype

Demonstration test

In the following study, a chord has been registered and compared in two different guitars, incorporating in one of them "SSP" and in the other with a standard construction system. It has been used in both the same electronics, the same pickups, identical level and equalization settings in both, with no added effect and trying to perform a very similar pulsation by the same musician directly with his hands. 

The enveloping of the harmonics of the signal has been reproduced in the range of approximately 8 seconds of the pulsation, using the "FFT" (Fast Fourier Transform). In the graphs of "SSP" Prototype, it can be seen how the contribution of harmonics with respect to the fundamental one creates a great harmonic richness with greater sustain in the frequency band of up to about 2500Hz. attenuating itself more slowly (see the frequencies that are inside the ellipse).


 https://subfretboard.com/sound/   (click to listen the comparison)

"FFT" (Fast Fourier Transform) graph played chord G13 played with "SSP" Prototype
"FFT" (Fast Fourier Transform) graph played chord G13 played with "SSP" Prototype
"FFT" (Fast Fourier Transform) graph played chord G13 with standard guitar
"FFT" (Fast Fourier Transform) graph played chord G13 with standard guitar



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El Proyecto

"Subfretboard System Project" nace de la inquietud en la búsqueda de mejoras en el sonido de guitarras y bajos eléctricos debido a determinadas carencias sonoras. La escasez de armónicos naturales, sustain de las notas sin procesar y el equilibrio entre cuerdas, son los motivos que nos han llevado a la invención de este nuevo sistema.

Para la demostración de su óptimo funcionamiento, hemos fabricado un prototipo con este sistema patentado llamado "SSP" (Subfretboard System Project). Es un sistema de construcción diferente, completamente innovador, que incrementa notablemente el relieve sonoro al proporcionar al instrumento, una distribución homogénea de la vibración.

Prototipo "SSP"
Prototipo "SSP"

El sistema es aplicable a todo instrumento de cuerda, tanto acústico, como eléctrico. El sistema consiste en una pieza metálica insertada longitudinalmente en la guitarra. Está construida como una única pieza metálica mecanizada (sin soldaduras), alojada en la guitarra desde el puente hasta la cejuela, emergiendo de ella los trastes, y entre hueco y hueco, unas piezas de madera forman el diapasón.

Inserto del sistema "SSP" en el prototipo
Inserto del sistema "SSP" en el prototipo

Se puede utilizar cualquier tipo de metal. En este caso, hemos elegido Zicral, nombre comercial de un duraluminio muy utilizado en la industria de la aeronáutica y la automoción por su ligereza. El prototipo pesa aproximadamente 3 Kilos. Este metal garantiza unas características óptimas para una larga vida del instrumento.

Pieza Zicral "SSP"
Pieza Zicral "SSP"

La colocación del sistema es compatible con todos los tipos de construcción estándar, siendo necesarias algunas modificaciones concretas en el instrumento, sin influir en el aspecto final del mismo.

Prototipo "SSP"
Prototipo "SSP"

Prueba realizada 

En el siguiente estudio, se ha registrado y comparado un acorde en dos guitarras diferentes, incorporando en una de ellas "SSP" y en la otra con un sistema de construcción estándar. Se ha utilizado en ambas la misma electrónica, las mismas pastillas, el mismo volumen y la misma configuración de ecualización, sin efecto añadido y tratando de realizar una pulsación muy similar por el mismo músico directamente con sus manos. 

La envolvente de los armónicos de la señal se ha reproducido en el rango de aproximadamente 8 segundos de la pulsación, utilizando la "FFT" (Transformada  rápida de Fourier). En las gráficas del Prototipo "SSP", se puede ver cómo la contribución de los armónicos con respecto a la fundamental crea una gran riqueza armónica con mayor sustain en la banda de frecuencia de hasta aproximadamente 2500Hz. atenuándose más lentamente. (ver las frecuencias que están dentro de la elipse).


 https://subfretboard.com/sound/   (click para escuchar la comparación)

Grafica "FFT" (Fast Fourier Transform) que genera el acorde de G13 en el Prototipo "SSP"
Grafica "FFT" (Fast Fourier Transform) que genera el acorde de G13 en el Prototipo "SSP"
Grafica "FFT" (Fast Fourier Transform) que genera el acorde de G13 en una guitarra estandar
Grafica "FFT" (Fast Fourier Transform) que genera el acorde de G13 en una guitarra estandar

PRENSA: Noticia en guitarristas.info 

Risks and challenges

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Deadlines for rewards deliveries are meant to be precise, would we provided with the mechanized material within the expected time. However, some possible delays in the supply of this material by our purveyors cant’t be ruled out, although it could only mean slight delays on the overall estimated delivery time.

ESPAÑOL:
Las fechas límite para las entregas de recompensas deben ser precisas, si se nos proporcionara el material mecanizado dentro del tiempo previsto. Sin embargo, no se pueden descartar algunos posibles retrasos en el suministro de este material por parte de nuestros proveedores, aunque solo puede significar ligeras demoras en el tiempo total de entrega estimado.

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Un instrumento es para siempre.

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Carton packaging, non plastic.

Embalaje de carton, sin plásticos.

Sustainable materials

Wood and metal.

Madera y metal.

Environmentally friendly factories

Factories that work with certified woods.

Fábricas que trabajan con maderas certificadas.

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    Construcción de Guitarra personalizada PRF/TMM fabricada por el luthier Javi Alonso con el sistema patentado "SSP" (Subfretboard System Project). Se grabará con laser el nombre del mecenas en la pala. + Estuche.

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