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Re: Sustainer project

Postby Wonks » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:05 pm

Purrrr-fect!
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Re: Sustainer project

Postby Wonks » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:07 pm

There is just enough space to rout out a battery position under the trem cover if you're careful. Done it on a Strat I'm repainting and fitting a Clapton circuit in.
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Re: Sustainer project

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:29 pm

Looks like I only got second peek (after Wonks ;) ) but it's nevertheless a fascinating looking instrument, and as Wonks mentions, lots of knobs!

Now all we need is a small audio snippet demonstrating the sustainer in action :beamup:


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Re: Sustainer project

Postby Stratman57 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:41 pm

I'll see what I can do about a sound clip over the weekend.

It will upset the cat though. :)

Would a OneDrive link work for that? or do I need to sign up to an audio sharing site?

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Re: Sustainer project

Postby Wonks » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:28 pm

You can but try.
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Re: Sustainer project

Postby Honch » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:33 am

Mmmm...yummy..
Nice build I'd say.

But one thing I am eager about. You have equipped with both a piezo and a Fernandes sustainer? And you have only ONE 9v battery compartment? To drive both the Piezo and the Sustainer? I have doubts about battery lasting more than one song only... :crazy:

But if it works for you then it does. I wouldn't want to have that many knobs onboard. All controls I want to turn with my picking hand pinky without having to relocate or dislocate the pick I am holding. But it if you're a fingerpicker then it's a no-brainer.

Question, in that case:

1. can you run the sustainer at the same time as the piezo system active? So, sort of get infinity sustain with an acoustic guitar sound?
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Re: Sustainer project

Postby Stratman57 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:03 pm

I play with a thumb pick and fingers, so not a problem.

Yes, the piezo preamp and the Sustainer both work of the one battery. However it's setup to either have the piezo routed to the output jack or the Sustainer, not both at the same time.

I used to have a stereo jack so the piezo signal could be routed to an acoustic amp. I never found a need to have a mix of piezo and magnetic pickup sounds.

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