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  1. hey email me at busrangitaris@gmail.com i need some help with building a sustainer.

  2. Hey, could you tell me what your best sustainer system is? I've read allot of your different versions and takes on the concept but never found what you think is the most succesfull. As I'm going to make my own and join this experimentation thing, I would like to know what is the best starting point. Thanks in advance for all the great work you've done on this subject. greetz from Belgium

  3. hey check my post someone is trying to patent your work on sustainer

  4. Hi! I've commented on your "Blueteful Tele" post, if you haven't seen it, I asked if you could tweak or send me the schematic you used on your tele. I posted an image of the Ruby/fetzer schematic I was going to use, but some people have been having trouble with theirs working on the two highest strings. Any suggestions? Email me at: richard.kahn@s-sm.org. Thank you so much!

  5. Very helpful thanks

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  6. hey email me at tritonseibert@gmail.com i need some help with building a sustainer.

  7. hey psw i want to make a ssustainer but dont want to read 316 pages of stuff i dont understand. can u post a pic of a schematic of the driver please????

  8. Gepraw

    Hey PSW, at first...thanks for the DIY Sustainer and sorry for my incompetence haha. Anyway...I would love to have some help from you so if possible please mail me at gep@chiraw.nl or give me your adress and I'll write you ASAP. Again thanks...can't wait to build one :)

  9. Feel free to contact me by email if you need explanation, cheers, pete
  10. The DIY thing is tricky. Certainly the basic DIY thing is not going to work with both pickups and surprised that fernandes would suggest 2cm, that sounds way over optimistic and extreme skepticalism is advised on that. It could be,k technically (here are patents) possible and have even 'heard' one in a clip that was the middle driver...but be careful what you wish for. Reality is that the sound of the sustainer when on is not the bridge pup with sustain but it's own sound as it is driving the string at the neck position. The interferances are no small thing, the only thing that really pr
  11. Take a washer that fits the pit, wire a ground wire to this and hwen you screw the pot into the guitar, this will ground it. Filing/sanding a bit of such parts will often make it easy to solder too, most parts will ahve some plating/grease/oxidisation that resists soldering, so doing this will make it nice and bright. If you dont have a 'washer' strip a wire right back (solid wire works best) to make a 'ring' that will fit and solder it to bnecome the ground wire.
  12. Lovecraft is sadly missed...thanks a lot for bringing back these images. I recently had to go active and the guitar now has 4-5 pre-amps in it!!! I'm sure that this will not be such a complex build. As said, got to match the impedances and a buffer on the passive to make it active too, perhaps the pot/s will also need to be adjusted (I used 100K's on the volume for instance..or what the EMG wants). GN2 is a good forum for such things as well, here is a thread on some of some other buffer options and projects... http://guitarnuts2.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=schem&action=display&
  13. Many would be surprised at how 'acoustic' one can get magnetic pickups with low impedance and such, often very similar to the piezo effect. Bear in mind that piezos amped enough to be sensitive to say, the 'body wood' of a solid body guitar, is quite likely to pick up all kinds of 'handling noise'. You might want this kind of thing if you do some kind of 'percussive' guitar thing, or not. The guitar above was built to limit that in teh bridge design to pickup mostly the strings and not the body to limit that effect. It is hard to find clips that do sims and pickups justice to their potentia
  14. I've helped many with the original design. This recent video showing a test in harmonic mode of a simple "blocked" stock single coil pickup (tele neck style) and using a 'Ruby' modded as suggested (not the F/R though that would work too) shows that the design is sound and works as one would expect. Testing was done, first with a speaker to be sure the circuit is working as a low watt battery amp, then hooked to the guitar with a 'y' chord out of the output jack of a strat, one to the sustainer circuit, the other to a 'pignose' amp for testing. Testing well away from other pickups ensures th
  15. Building pedals into a guitar is nearly always a bad thing... Also, don't confuse 'piezo' with 'acoustic', it is more acoustic like certainly... The simulators are getting better but the quality of the sound is very much dependent on amplification and the type of guitar, pickups and style of play and setting the pedal appropriately. Mixing Mag pups and piezos can often be problematic due to impedance mismatches, you will need buffers and such. My latest guitar project has both mag and piezo and several different kinds of stereo and blend effects (as well as on board tuner and 4 ban
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