Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jefferson City, MO
Re: JEM7V & a sustainer
YoungGuitarist, there are a couple of great threads on in this forum that have pictures of successful fsk installs. I followed one and the results turned out great. It does take alot of patience and a steady hand with a router though, so I'd probably at least ask your tech if he/she has ever performed major surgery with a 2.5" router bit before. As for the sound, it will affected as all of your pickups will pass through the circuitry whether it is activated or not. You could also consider picking up a 560 or 570 and spare your 7v the chance of being hurt.
That being said, if your looking for a unique sustaining/harmonic effect for a particular piece, a sustainer can provide an effect that cannot be emulated through electronic effects alone. I wouldn't go through with it if your just looking to play "Building a Church" but the effect can be backed down somewhat to emphasize harmonics as well. Anyone noticed that Vai plays "For the Love of God" on Flo now?