Anyone else quickly lost interest in the Sustainiac...?
After selling a JS2480 a year or so ago, I was itching to try a sustainiac guitar again, toyed with the idea of putting on in an RG550 Genesis but took the lazy option and ended up going for a Schecter Sunvalley FS S, surprisingly good build quality for the money and lovely to play. The sustainiac is certainly entertaining when used in moderation. But when disengaged, and soloing on the neck pickup, the tone leaves a lot to be desired (in my opinion), and I was reminded of why I sold the JS2480. It's hard to describe, but compared to pickups like the PAF Joe it just lacks life and body, those subtle indescribable nuances that make or break a tone, to my ears the frequency range seems narrower.
Initially its very tempting to use the sustainiac all the time, or as often as possible, but this resulted in hindering my creativity and progress, kind of like playing with a toy when I should be making music! So I forced myself to stop using the damn thing so often, but thatís when it starts to show its weakness as a good pickup. It's funny how there are so many variations of neck pickups out there, each with their own unique characteristics and masses of marketing material to convince us that this is what we most definitely need, but with the sustainiac there is nothing at all, no options or variations, no EQ charts that you see alongside Dimarzio pickups for example.
Anyone else on here lost his or her interest in the sustainiac once the honeymoon period was over?