Topic: Fernandes Sustainer

I think this is one of the coolest innovations to come along in electric guitar tech in a long time. I've never really been happy with any of the electronic / stompbox sustain gadets, as the sound never sounded natural. This Fernandes circuit actually emits a pulsing magnetic field from their neck pickup, which keeps the actual string vibrating until the player stops it. The bridge pickup then just operates as it usually does, so the the sustain is purely from the guitar itself:

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/images/stories/sustainer/circuito-sustainer.gif

Here's the whole rundown from Fernandes' site, and I see it can now be bought as a kit and installed in any guitar ... very interesting:

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/sustain … ainer.html

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey VK212 / Traynor AM150T
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah

Re: Fernandes Sustainer

Tenement Funster wrote:

I think this is one of the coolest innovations to come along in electric guitar tech in a long time. I've never really been happy with any of the electronic / stompbox sustain gadets, as the sound never sounded natural. This Fernandes circuit actually emits a pulsing magnetic field from their neck pickup, which keeps the actual string vibrating until the player stops it. The bridge pickup then just operates as it usually does, so the the sustain is purely from the guitar itself:

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/images/ … tainer.gif

Here's the whole rundown from Fernandes' site, and I see it can now be bought as a kit and installed in any guitar ... very interesting:

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/sustain … ainer.html

TF thanks for the links I will take a look later when I have more time I like the idea smile

"Growing old is not for sissies"

Re: Fernandes Sustainer

I had a chat over the weekend with a luthier I know well, and he's going to investigate installing one of these in my Les Paul. Whenever I listen to someone "sing" with their guitar using one of these, I get glassy-eyed ... it's truly hypnotic.

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey VK212 / Traynor AM150T
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah