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Re: Sustainers and pickups
>A common use is hexaphonic distortion. If you distort each string
>individually and then mix it together, you don't get the inter-modulation
>distortion that you get with a normal guitar plugged into a fuzz box.
>basically means that you can play distortion chords without the extreme
>muddiness you usually get.
I'd always been fascinated by this idea, but I thought you needed a
sepearate speaker for each string. Can you just distort each string
seperately and then combine it back into one speaker?
Yes, the Roland GR 300 has this feature: an hexa magnetic pick up
distorts each string than mixes the signal and sends a mono output.
The result is a very "clean" sound if compared to a fuzz box.
Maybe Matthias Grob can tell you more about his experience with an
hexa piezo with individual string output and distortion. A very
unusual and nice sound.