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I sold *lots* of these in 1964/5 when I managed a music shop.

The cord just dangled out of hole. The volume control was like
what you find on the front of modern CD-ROM drives, but larger.
The missing pole piece was to compensate for B string coming out
too loud. They were wonderful, or so we all thought at the time.

A lot of the units we sold were for twelve-strings. I had one
myself on a Hoyer twelve-string. [I wonder what happened to that …]

They also made a version for cello guitars. A support rod clamped on
to the strings between the tailpiece and the bridge and the pickup
could be slid up and down to any position between the bridge and the



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