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Re: OT:OT:OT:Re: tesla questions (feedback mics/gtr)

At 5:40 PM -0700 7/12/01, glenn wrote:
>Was the sustainiac the thing you mounted on the bridge of your guitar that
>had little rubber toy monster truck looking wheels and kept the strings
>vibrating physically, the thing that had a criver and a tube like a
>"voice-box" only attached fully to the headstock of your guitar, or some
>other kind of device??? can't remember?

The Sustainiac is a transducer that feeds the guitar signal back into 
the instrument, either through a "pickup" that drives the strings 
electromagnetically, or through a driver that mounts on the head 

Maniac Music is a small company in Indianapolis that invented and 
still manufactures the Sustainiac. As I understand it, they 
originally licensed the Sustainiac technology to Fernandes Guitars, 
but Fernandes realized they could design their own system and not 
have to pay royalties to Maniac Music. The Fernandes Sustainer is a 
essentially the same thing as the Sustainiac, without the good vibes.

Richard Zvonar, PhD
(818) 788-2202