#1
I'm looking for a pedal that will sustain your notes indefinatly like a sustainer pickup does.

I don't want to have to install a new pickup or get rid of my old ones so thats why.

All the sustainer pedals i've seen just sustain a little bit longer, I want steve vai sustain...
#2
I dont know any pedal specifically made for that ( I dont know pedals nearly as well as guitars themselves) but check out the MORLEY Power Wah Boost. Not only is it a wahwah pedal, it works like a boost pedal and it REALLY adds sustain to your pickups. Definitely worth it.
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#3
Ehx Freeze
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#4
i don't think it's possible, because sustainer pickup uses magnetic field to make the strings vibrate, you can't achieve that with pedal that's lying on the floor.
#5
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Ehx Freeze

I looked at that and the thing is that just sustains the notes you played before you hit the switch.

I mean like fernandes sustainer pup sustain that you either switch off or dampen with your hand... The freeze is nice though.
#7
Line 6 HD500.
I used the one mode and made a synth sound that indefinately kept the same volume and note
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#8
There are only a few ways to achieve infinite sustain (or the illusion of).

1. A sustainer - uses magnetic energy to keep the string resonating (Ebow, Fernandes, Sustainiac ...or my DIY efforts - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=106Se7AHknc )

2. A loud amp - uses acoustic energy to keep the strings resonating (or a loudspeaker attached to your guitar- (aka one of the sustainiac acoustic models)

3. Digitally sample the guitar note - use DSP to loop it ...eg a digital Whammy (not true sustain to me)

4. sample the note - fade in a note of the same frequency from a synth IC (eg sine wave generator) to fool the ear into thinking it's still the string that's playing (far more effective that you might first think - Roland based a whole series of synth design on the same premise when RAM was expensiive...LA syntheses)

5. Give up the guitar and go buy an organ & compose grainy 70s porno soundtracks.

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check out the MORLEY Power Wah Boost. Not only is it a wahwah pedal, it works like a boost pedal and it REALLY adds sustain to your pickups. .

A sustain pedal/boost does nothing of the sort, it gives the illusion of more sustain, by automatically fading down the high volume guitar signal & then as the guitar signal tails out, gradually fading up the volume (along with all the noise)on low level signals....your ear and brain is tricked.

the only way you can really add true sustain is to keep the string perpetuating (acoustic or electromagnetic) ...this adds energy into the string.
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Quote by HankMcSpank
There are only a few ways to achieve infinite sustain (or the illusion of).

1. A sustainer - uses magnetic energy to keep the string resonating (Ebow, Fernandes, Sustainiac ...or my DIY efforts - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=106Se7AHknc )

2. A loud amp - uses acoustic energy to keep the strings resonating (or a loudspeaker attached to your guitar- (aka one of the sustainiac acoustic models)

3. Digitally sample the guitar note - use DSP to loop it ...eg a digital Whammy (not true sustain to me)

4. sample the note - fade in a note of the same frequency from a synth IC (eg sine wave generator) to fool the ear into thinking it's still the string that's playing (far more effective that you might first think - Roland based a whole series of synth design on the same premise when RAM was expensiive...LA syntheses)

5. Give up the guitar and go buy an organ & compose grainy 70s porno soundtracks.


A sustain pedal/boost does nothing of the sort, it gives the illusion of more sustain, by automatically fading down the high volume guitar signal & then as the guitar signal tails out, gradually fading up the volume (along with all the noise)on low level signals....your ear and brain is tricked.

the only way you can really add true sustain is to keep the string perpetuating (acoustic or electromagnetic) ...this adds energy into the string.

Ha +1 for porno organ. I saw a Kramer sustainer and a cheaper guitar for like 150 combined so I think im gonna go for that. Would a sustainer work with just a battery? All the fernandes kits I see have some knob set... I would just switch to neck to turn it off...