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Re: OT: Sustainiac (was Re: space station)

Man was it trouble.  They were like, "Sure, it installs in an M series 
Steinberger with no problems or routing."  NOT.  I had Gary Brawer 
install it and he did a great job.  (Though, I have to buy only certain 
9v batteries to fit in his battery compartments.)  Looks factory.

I did warm up to it.  Not only was it an investment in money, but it 
was an investment in time learning how to tame it.  I was hoping it 
would be like having a dedicated ebow for each string, but it is not.  
It's more like standing in front of a bank of full stacks but you're 
almost deaf.  I spent a lot of time with right and left hand muting 
techniques to get it to do what I want.  It's not something you can 
just plug into and "get" right off the bat.

Mark Sottilaro

On Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 08:48  AM, Mark Hamburg wrote:

> on 8/6/03 1:07 PM, msottilaro at sine@zerocrossing.net wrote:
>> Still keep an ebow close by, and I
>> love my Sustainiac system coupled with a volume pedal.
> As I recall you were only mildly fond of the results with the 
> Sustainiac
> when you first got it. Or was that just because of all the trouble it 
> took
> to install it? I take it you've warmed to it? And is it the Sustainiac 
> or
> the Fernandes system that you've got?
> Mark