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PostSubject: Project idea: a bass sustainer   Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:11 pm

While chatting with KS...I mean, Kugel...I mean, Kugelspot, it occurred to me that I have been kicking around another idea that hasn't ever been fully explored. You guys have probably all heard of the Sustaniac guitar sustainer, you know, the one that uses an active transducer-thingy mounted in a pickup spot to generate an effect like sustain and feedback? Well, the guys at Sustaniac gave me that "...uh...sure...it could work, but why would you want to do such a thing on a bass?"I would love to either use theirs, OR, have one designed and made specifically for bass.

So if I don't manage to cook one up myself, I would welcome any of your attempts at one.

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PostSubject: Re: Project idea: a bass sustainer   Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:31 pm

I thought about doing this a while ago. Sustainiac either makes a Bass Sustainer or their guitar sustainers would work fine on bass (I forget which). If you wanted to make your own, I remember seeing some plans on one forum or another that look reasonable. I'm pretty sure the site had some connection to John Petrucci, either his official site or a fan site or something
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PostSubject: Re: Project idea: a bass sustainer   Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:15 am

EricHaven wrote:
Well, the guys at Sustaniac gave me that "...uh...sure...it could work, but why would you want to do such a thing on a bass?"I would love to either use theirs, OR, have one designed and made specifically for bass.

Uhh, who did you talk to at Sustaniac? Ask for someone higher up anyway, as the do have a bass model, says so right on their site, order one, and mention on the form that its going into a bass, and they'll make the necessary adjustments.

I know of at least one TB'er who has one, and another getting one.
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PostSubject: Re: Project idea: a bass sustainer   Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:30 pm

I can't remember who it was as this was a while ago, but it sounded like just a regular sales person. And I looked on their site a few days ago, but I couldn't find where they advertise a bass unit. Can you post the link Bill?

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PostSubject: Re: Project idea: a bass sustainer   Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:37 pm

EricHaven wrote:
I can't remember who it was as this was a while ago, but it sounded like just a regular sales person. And I looked on their site a few days ago, but I couldn't find where they advertise a bass unit. Can you post the link Bill?

You just order the Stealth Pro, and mention on the form its for bass.

http://www.sustainiac.com/st-pro.htm#bass

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Stealth PRO for bass guitar: We have a special version of the Stealth PRO circuit board that allows strong sustain down to the very lowest notes. No extra charge. Just specify on the Order Form that you want it for bass guitar.

Bass guitar recommendations:The main thing is for the bridge pickup to be a "non-offset" type. Typical Jazz bass "J-type" pickups are straight, and work fine. The "P-type" has two coils that are offset. This design upsets the magnetic balance between driver and bridge pickup, which is necessary for proper sustainer operation. Therefore, the P-type pickup is not recommended
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PostSubject: Re: Project idea: a bass sustainer   Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:16 am

I have wanted to get one for a long while.
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PostSubject: Re: Project idea: a bass sustainer   Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:17 am

I'm e-mailing them tomorrow, to see what they can do for my SX. Cool

And if its possible for me to install it.
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PostSubject: Re: Project idea: a bass sustainer   Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:17 am

Oh my god...that would be SO awesome on my Destroyer! Or something!!! Shocked
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