Profession electronic musical instrument maker

Electronic musical instrument makers create and assemble parts to make electronic instruments according to specified instructions or diagrams. They install and test electric pick-ups, clean and inspect the finished instrument.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Musical instruments

    The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

  • Metalworking

    The process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.

  • Tuning techniques

    Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.

  • Musical instruments materials

    The characteristics of composite materials, felts, glues, leathers and skins, metals and precious metals, woods and wood derivatives to create musical instruments.

Skills

  • Solder electronics

    Operate and use soldering tools and soldering iron, which supply high temperatures to melt the solder and to join electronic components.

  • Maintain musical instruments

    Check and maintain musical instruments.

  • Rewire electronic musical instruments

    Rewire any lose wiring or solder any loose ends of electronic musical instruments.

  • Assemble musical instrument parts

    Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.

  • Apply a protective layer

    Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.

  • Repair musical instruments

    Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.

  • Create musical instrument parts

    Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.

Optional knowledge and skills

conservation techniques estimate restoration costs musical instrument accessories decorate musical instruments estimate value of musical instruments history of musical instruments pass on trade techniques organic building materials identify customer's needs apply restoration techniques sales promotion techniques technical drawings design musical instruments select restoration activities restore musical instruments woodturning acoustics evaluate restoration procedures verify product specifications trade in musical instruments