#1
Can it be done?
I have been looking at the project guitar forums and looking at their sustainer tutorials. However, they all seem to be focused around a homemade 'driver.'

Now, I was wondering that, since my guitar allready has a single coil pickup in the mid position (H-S-H), could I add some electrics to make it into a sustainer?

here's the projectguitar links:
http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=16984
http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=7512
http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=5041

and finally, a picture of somebody's homemade sustainer circuit. I cannae make heads nor tails of this so any help on this would br perfect. And if you could post or pm me a step by step tutorial, I would be forever in you debt.

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/sustainer.htm
#2
The sustainer needs to be in the neck position to work properly , else it generates ugly feedback.
So even if you made one you'd have to swap one of the hb's.
Last edited by Kroaton at Feb 11, 2009,
#3
Quote by TheSecondRaid
Can it be done?
I have been looking at the project guitar forums and looking at their sustainer tutorials. However, they all seem to be focused around a homemade 'driver.'

Now, I was wondering that, since my guitar allready has a single coil pickup in the mid position (H-S-H), could I add some electrics to make it into a sustainer?


not really, otherwise it'd be a really simple mod to do.


here's the projectguitar links:
http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=16984
http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=7512
http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=5041

and finally, a picture of somebody's homemade sustainer circuit. I cannae make heads nor tails of this so any help on this would br perfect. And if you could post or pm me a step by step tutorial, I would be forever in you debt.

http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/sustainer.htm


yr better off asking in the very thread you linked to over at projectguitar. they'd be much more knowledgeable with the specifics regarding this. besides you can get the info from the guy who figured it out.
#5
Quote by TheSecondRaid

You can do this with a single coil and it will still work as a pickup too. Infact, you will have to have the pickup that the piezo is installed on selected in order to get the sustain effect.

What this is doing I believe, is taking the signal from the pickup and feeding it into the piezo element (a kind of tiny speaker) which vibrates the pickup at the same frequency as the signal coming from the pickup in the first place.

It seems like this would mostly just cause a lot of feedback but it could possibly induce some nice sustain at the right levels.

The schematic is not very complicated, I'd say with even a minimal amount of soldering knowledge you would be able to do this.

If you're confused about what parts you need, take a printout of the schem to a radioshack or electronics store and have them give you the right parts.
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