#2
No, the sustainer is a pickup.
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#3
yes you can but it is designed to work best with the pickup it comes with
i dont know if that pickup is any good
i dont own a sustainer system, im just telling you what i heard
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#4
the (fernandes) sustainer goes in the neck position.
it comes with humbucker for the bridge and they say it works best with either that pickup or an emg, but fernandes itself produces guitar with sustainers and duncan JBs so i doubt there's that much of a difference.

In the neck, your options are to live with the fernandes pickup, or do what neal schon does on his guitars which is to install the single coil size sustainer and put a single coil or single coil sized humbucker next to it. I think that in that situation you would probably wire it so that the sustainer is never used as a pickup. (although i might be tempted to blend the sustainer's pickup sound with that of the single coil next to it).

The interresting thing about the second option is that, according to what i've heard, the sustainer itself sounds like a single coil when it's being used as a pickup (rather than as a sustainer driver). i *think* this is because only one of the coils is a pickup, while the other is the driver, but that's pure speculation.
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#7
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do the pedals work as good as installing one on a guitar?



imo it makes more sense, i mean what happens when you don't want to have infinte sustain anymore, i mean, it's bound to get annoying after a while

but meh i've only tried it once, i haven't tried a sustain pedal
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#8
Sustain pedals do nothing. The pickup sustainer creates a magnetic field which keeps the string vibrating. Sustainer pedals are just glorified compressors.
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#9
so does your guitar have to have a two humbucker configuration in order to install a sustainter?
#10
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imo it makes more sense, i mean what happens when you don't want to have infinte sustain anymore, i mean, it's bound to get annoying after a while

but meh i've only tried it once, i haven't tried a sustain pedal


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