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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2020, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Sustainiac in RG550 Genesis?

Anyone on here managed to fit a Sustainiac in an RG550 Genesis, without resorting to routing out the control cavity?

Just reading the installation manual for the Sustainiac and it states that the more recent Jems now come equipped with a wider 5 way switch, which prevents the installation of the circuit board without routing out the cavity a little. I wonder if the RG uses the same route?

................."NOTE: Newer Jem guitars use a new VLX-91 switch that is wider than the old VLX91. This new wider VLX 91 takes up so much room inside the tiny Jem cavity that the Sustainiac circuit board will not fit into the cavity. Therefore, we have to create a new cavity under the pickguard for the Sustainiac board."
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2020, 07:32 PM
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Re: Sustainiac in RG550 Genesis?

Or you could just replace the pickup switch?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2020, 05:35 AM
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Re: Sustainiac in RG550 Genesis?

I have no answers but I like your idea of putting a Sustainiac in an RG550 Genesis.
I would email the “Sustainiac’s” with your question too because I’d be willing to bet they know the answer along with what works and what doesn’t work. Good luck!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2020, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Sustainiac in RG550 Genesis?

I have no audio on my works PC so cant comment on how this sounds, but looks promising (the poster does state that a cavity has been cut on the back for a battery....).

Also I appreciate that this is not a Genesis.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2020, 05:16 PM
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I bought a used genesis but haven’t received it yet. I was about to buy an Schecter that comes with a sustainer but that guitar is inferior to the genesis and made in China or Indonesia.

Any idea how much this whole installation would cost?
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