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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Steve Vai pickup question...

I wanted to see if anyone knew which neck pickup is in Steve Vai's guitar that has the Sustainer in it?


THANX in advance.



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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 12:52 AM
 
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Re: Steve Vai pickup question...

That guitar is FLO isn't it?

I would think it's a DiMarzio Evolution pickup like all the other JEM7VWH's, unless I'm missing something big and the sustainer is part of the pickup!
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Re: Steve Vai pickup question...

Flo has the sustainer. The sustainer is the pickup. http://www.fernandesguitars.com/susproducts.html
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Re: Steve Vai pickup question...

Dummy me realized that after I started doing a little digging. I guess I should do a little homework before I ask. I'm used to the Sustainiac.

How does the Fernandes Sustainer sound as a pickup? There is not a Fernandes dealer where I live.


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Re: Steve Vai pickup question...

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Dummy me realized that after I started doing a little digging. I guess I should do a little homework before I ask. I'm used to the Sustainiac.

How does the Fernandes Sustainer sound as a pickup? There is not a Fernandes dealer where I live.


Scott
....... I have never played a guitar with a fernandes sustainer, but you can find songs where Vai, uses it such as whispering a prayer.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 06:38 AM
 
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Re: Steve Vai pickup question...

The sustainer isnt a pickup. It only sustains. If you have one you cant have a neck pickup.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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Re: Steve Vai pickup question...

the sustainer is a pickup and works like a normal neck pickup when the sustainer is switched off vai uses the single coil version and has a dummy pickup next to it to fill the humbucker spacing but i assure you the sustainer itself acts like a normal pickup when the toggle is set to neck position and the sustainer is inactive
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the sustainer is a pickup and works like a normal neck pickup when the sustainer is switched off vai uses the single coil version and has a dummy pickup next to it to fill the humbucker spacing but i assure you the sustainer itself acts like a normal pickup when the toggle is set to neck position and the sustainer is inactive
Only the humbucker sized sustainer is a pickup. The single coil driver is not a pickup, but if you put it in a humbucker cavity you can put a single coil sized pickup in next to it.
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Re: Steve Vai pickup question...

Uh oh... here we go again...
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