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04 May How it all started: The history of the SVDS

Dear members,

Over the past few weeks lots of questions regarding old Cetec-Vega devices and technical details of the original Schaffer-Vega Diversity System (SVDS) came up. We got mails, people asking and discussing in the comments, so we were able to contact Mr. Schaffer himself to ask if he would be so kind as to fill-in pieces about the technology and of the history we didn't already know – basically, “How did this all happen?” which leads to more questions and discussions of course - and he was agreeable. So, get ready for a nice dose of Rock history! For the impatient reader, I’ll sum up the key facts first. For the rest of the people, have a nice reading of more detail, and Mr. Schaffer’s comments below the key facts, which are really worth reading:

Key Facts

  • Cetec-Vega devices were not intended or tailored for use with a guitar. Vega specialized in building wireless microphone gear for “relatively” non-demanding, low decibel, applications. SVDS was the first system to be designed, tested and built specifically for guitars.
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