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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) 


Dr Michael Pycraft Hughes, University of Glasgow, Glasgow UK G12 8QQ 
 "Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can - a gentleman will 
         walk but never run" -Sting, "Englishman in New York"
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