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Steve Vai

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  1. I'm leaning towards a guitar with a humbucker in the bridge and a single coil in the neck, but it's good to see it'll work either way. A piezo in the neck pocket can be used to give the driver the signal? I have one of these (http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Pickups:_Guitar,_Acoustic/Schatten_Soundboard_Transducer.html) lying around, could I use that?
  2. I'm back; I've been pretty busy lately. How's everything going?
  3. That's great news! I can't wait until you have a finalized product that we can use!
  4. That's the thinking behind direct mounting pickups, that the springs will absorb some of the energy, just to a lesser extent. I can think of any better way to mount it, other than springs, rubber tubing, or shims. Maybe brass tubing? That's not one size fits all anymore though.. I'll think about this some more.
  5. I don't really like the layout of that.. the switches seem to far away and the whammy bar could make the knob hard to get to. The knob will be the same height as the Strat controls, but it's behind the whammy bar and far from the strings. It's a good idea, but I'd rather have the controls mounted to a pickguard.
  6. The retro look does go well with guitars like Les Pauls, even on most guitars the look fits it. But an infinite sustain system isn't exactly retro... that look may be bit out of place. What is your idea for the Strat jack? This is the idea I get: Sorry about the bad graphics, I'm using Windows Paint. Is that what you have in mind? I was thinking that the knob could be titled up to get to it easier. It may not be the best angle, but it should work better than having it flat. Maybe someone can make a 3D drawing of your idea, it should be easy if they have the jack modeled out, they just need to add a knob (or whatever you're thinking of). Are you considering making a prewired pickguard version for Strats? Having the logo light up in the pickguard would look awesome, and you could probably do it without a box if you put a knob on the jack and the miniswitches (or maybe a 5 way?) on the pickguard.
  7. Wow, that looks incredible. I'm going to need to get the logo on my pickgaurd if I don't use a box!
  8. All the pictures look great, both modeled and real! I can get the idea of what the real one looks like with the bad quality, and I'm getting real excited! Wow, that makes tons of sense.. I hadn't really thought of it like that. There are a few benefits to making the knob push on/push off though, but either way is great.
  9. You could use a smaller battery and make it rechargable. That would be better in a few ways because you don't have to spend money on new batteries, it takes up less space, etc. You could put the jack on the side away from the bridge. I'm not good with graphics, but this is what I mean:
  10. Those pictures are impressive. I don't really like the boxes that go behind the bridge, but I like this one a lot:
  11. As much as I think the box is a good idea, and I know I could get used to it, it doesn't seem natural me. I would strongly recommend also making a model that fits inside a control cavity when you have a final product. If you send it to a guitar maker, would they use the box also? If it's for something like that, ease of installation isn't an issue. I'd just prefer not having a box, and I'm sure lots of other people feel the same way, even though in a lot of cases, it's a good idea.
  12. Yeah, most of it seems to be them coming up with names and people complimeting it. All the pictures and videos were down. But we can use their ideas for names! Lulusustain!!
  13. Well, it's a message board, so there is a lot of slang that a translator can't translate, but it gives you a start. Go to http://babelfish.altavista.com/ and paste in the URL of that site in the Translate a Web Page input, and select it for Portugese to English. That should at least give you the main idea to get you started. He may not be willing to help: But it may have been patented by now.
  14. Whatever you decide to do with the box or tailpiece to make installation easier, you should do a permanent version that goes inside the control cavity. As much as I like the idea, I'd still rather have one that feels more permanent.
  15. Having lights like that would be quite nice. I like the idea of that more.
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