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Re: OT: Sustainiac

Hi Kevin and Mark,

I've had a Sustainiac system in my home-made Warmouth Strat for a couple
years now and at this point, it's become indispensable. There have been
times when it seemed tamer, but raising the driver transducer helps. Try
that... I've also found that adding more distortion creates more 
in the sustainer as well, without any ambient room sound. If you add
speakers in the room at a moderate level, THAT increases the "coupling" of
the sustainer as well, adding a bit more level to the feedback loop. It can
get into uncontrollable mode with a good fuzz and standing close to a
moderately loud speaker.

Miko Biffle | biffoz@arczip.com
"Do you really want to know how it all works out?"
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Cheli-Colando" <kevin@minds-eye.org>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: OT: Sustainiac

> > As I recall you were only mildly fond of the results with the 
> > when you first got it. Or was that just because of all the trouble it
> > to install it? I take it you've warmed to it? And is it the Sustainiac
> > the Fernandes system that you've got?
> I'd be curious to hear anyone else's opinion on the Sustainiac system as
> well.  I installed one in a cheap Strat copy and its always seemed a lot
> than I'd like; the sustain comes on kind of slowly and isn't as robust as
> hoped (I wasn't too thrilled with the response of the Fernandes either
fwiw).  I
> know its installed correctly as I eventually sent the guitar in to be
looked at
> and it was pronounced 'proper'.
> What are other Sustainiac users experiences with the system?
> And of course, we all know that these sounds are going to be looped, just
> keep marginally on topic.
> Kevin