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Re: OT: Sustainiac
On Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 09:12 AM, Kevin Cheli-Colando wrote:
>> As I recall you were only mildly fond of the results with the
>> when you first got it. Or was that just because of all the trouble it
>> to install it? I take it you've warmed to it? And is it the
>> Sustainiac or
>> the Fernandes system that you've got?
> I'd be curious to hear anyone else's opinion on the Sustainiac system
> well. I installed one in a cheap Strat copy and its always seemed a
> lot tamer
> than I'd like; the sustain comes on kind of slowly and isn't as robust
> as I'd
> hoped (I wasn't too thrilled with the response of the Fernandes either
> fwiw). I
> know its installed correctly as I eventually sent the guitar in to be
> looked at
> and it was pronounced 'proper'.
Really? Man when I turn that thing on the strings just howl! Could be
my guitar, as it's a Steinberger M series.. I think EMG 98 at the
bridge... don't remember. I'm always playing with the knob to get it
close to the spot where it's between no feedback and harmonic feedback
so I can get a more subtle sustain. Full clockwise and the strings
just jump with not much attack time. Maybe it's the cheap strat copy.
I've played around with GK2 equipped Fenders and I thought they SUCK.
Even when I had my GK2 on my G&L (which I will put up against any Strat
at any time) it didn't track nearly as well as it does on my
Steinberger. Man I'm I happy they're making them again.
> And of course, we all know that these sounds are going to be looped,
> just to
> keep marginally on topic.
Well, it's feeding the guitar's signal back into itself... in a
feedback loop. That's a loop.