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Sustainers and Sustainiac...



> Maybe with heavy lobbying Fernandez would consider selling the sustainer
> separately.

They do: in this country they cost ~270 (~$400) for pickups and circuitry.

> Anybody ever take one of these things apart? Know how it works? Could we
> cobble one together?

Take the output of the bridge pickup, and put it trough an amplifier
capable of delivering ~10mA, then drive it into the neck pickup rewired
with 1/2 - 1/3 as many turns of 2-3x thicker wire.  Easy.  (Been planning
to do this myself - have the cct etc, but haven't been able to afford the
pickup rewire) 

Michael

Dr Michael Pycraft Hughes, University of Glasgow, Glasgow UK G12 8QQ 
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