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Encyclopedia > Kinman Guitar Electrix

Kinman Guitar Electrix is a small boutique Australian company that specializes in the design and manufacture of hi-tech innovative NoNoise pickups that solve noise problems as well as a line of No Soldering harness for electric guitar. Kinman was founded on a forward thinking principle and flourishes on technical challenges. One of it's most acclaimed products is the Kinman Hx pickup, a patented noiseless pickup design developed in 1996 by its inventor, Chris Kinman, as a direct drop-in replacement for Fender Stratocaster style single coil pickups. Most of the models in the Kinman line carry the designation AVn, an acronym for Authentic Vintage noiseless. Hx is an acronym for Hum cancelling. Left: Rosa Hurricane, a heavy metal-style solid body guitar. ... A Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fingerboard and three-tone sunburst finish. ... This closeup shows three traditional single coil pickups on Stratocaster guitar. ...


Kinman also invented a different technology in 1998 specifically to suit Telecaster guitars. That technology is centered around a revolutionary laminated steel H bobbin. It is made of 150 separate pieces of steel and is a world first in guitar pickups. Kinman claims his H-core performs over 200% more efficiently than an equivalent conventional coil. 1950s-style Telecaster with natural finish, with metal bridge cover removed. ...


More recently Kinman has developed a series of revolutionary NoSoldering Harness for Strats and Teles that makes it easy for guitar players who have no soldering equipment or skills to install Kinman pickups into their own guitar. The more versatile K9 Harness for Strats and Teles feature clever and unobtrusive switching system that facilitates 9 different but useful and distinctive sounds from the 3 pickups, all 9 combinations are no-noise.

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Patents

Chris Kinman has been awarded the following US patents: A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which is new, inventive, and...

  • USA Patent Number 5,668,520 issued 1997
  • USA Patent Number 5,834,999 issued 1998
  • USA Patent Number 6,103,966 issued 2000
  • USA Patent Number 29/240,940 issued 2006
  • USA Patent Number 7,022,909 issued 2006

Notable users of Kinman pickups

Players who use Kinman AVn pickups include[1]:

  • Scott Henderson; AVn-56 Mk-II x 3
  • David Gilmour (Pink Floyd); Woodstock Regular set
  • Nick Moroch; AVn-Traditional Mk-II
  • Kyoji Yamamoto (Japan); Woodstock set, Woodstock PLUS set, Blues set
  • Prince; (unknown Strat models)
  • Sean Weaver; Blues set
  • Bonnie Raitt; Blues set
  • Gary Moore; AVn-Blues
  • Guthrie Govan (ASIA); Blues set
  • Keith Airey (Tom Jones'); Blues set
  • Jan Akkerman; AVn-62
  • David Crosby; (CSNY)
  • David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel)
  • Mick Box (Uriah Heap); Blues set
  • John Sheldon (songwriter to James Taylor)
  • Miles Joseph, (Albert King, Luther Allison, Player Aretha Franklin, Bob *Dylan, Natalie Cole, Joe Sample/Steve Gadd and the Soul Committee) Blues set
  • Lou Toomey (Faith Hill); Traditional set
  • Joe Cook (Chris Cagle); Traditional set
  • Peter Tork (Monkees); Blues set
  • Ross Bolton (Al Jarreau); Blues set
  • Rick Berthod; Blues set
  • John Ussery; Traditional set
  • Dave Stewart; (Eurythmics)
  • Otis Grand
  • Anthony Drennan (The Corrs & Genesis); Traditional set, Blues set, Broadcaster set
  • Zoe McCulloch; Hank Marvin FV-HMS set
  • Jackson Brown; Hank Marvin CV-HMS set
  • Matilda; Traditional Mk-II set
  • Ewan MacKenzie; Hank Marvin CV-HMS set
  • Wayne Wesley Johnson; Traditional set, Blues set, Classic set, HMS
  • Michael Thompson; Blues set
  • John Farrar, (ex Shadows, ex Strangers)
  • Ant Glynne (demonstrator Marshall amplifiers); Blues set*
  • Terje Rypdal, Blues set
  • Ray Floyd, Blues set/ FV-HMS

Scott Henderson. ... David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born March 6, 1946) is a guitarist and vocalist with British rock band Pink Floyd. ... The term prince (the female form is princess), from the Latin root princeps, when used for a member of the highest aristocracy, has several fundamentally different meanings - one generic, and several types of titles. ... Bonnie Raitt on the cover of her album Silver Lining Arbonna Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... Gary Moore (born on 4 April 1952 as Robert William Gary Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is acknowledged as one of the finest guitarists to have originated from Ireland. ... Guthrie Govan Guthrie Govan (born December 27, 1971) is a guitarist and winner of Guitarist Magazines Guitarist of the Year award. ... Jan Akkerman (24 December 1946) is a Dutch guitarist. ... David Crosby performing live David Crosby (born David Van Cortland Crosby on August 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... David Rhodes David Rhodes is an English guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ... Mick Box (born June 8, 1947 in Walthamstow, London, England) is the lead guitarist of British rock group Uriah Heep. ... Peter Tork today. ... Dave Stewart is the name of several famous people, including: David A. Stewart, a member of the 1980s band Eurythmics; Dave Stewart (musician), a keyboardist with various progressive rock ensembles; Dave Stewart, drummer with Fish and other progressive rock acts; Dave Stewart, guitarist who has worked with Steve Hillage; and... Anthony Drennan (born November 1956) is a guitarist noted for his involvement with Genesis as a supplemental guitarist and bassist during live concerts between 1997 and 1998. ... Jackson Browne Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) was an influential singer songwriter of the 1970s and 1980s. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... Terje Rypdal (born 23 August 1947 in Oslo) is a Norwegian guitarist and composer. ...

Notes

magazine reviews and articles:

  1. ^ Kinman.com media centre, magazine reviews and articles. Retrieved on 2006-06-10.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ...

External links

  • Kinman Guitar Electrix official website
  • Harmony Central reviews on Kinman Hx pickups

 
 

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