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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-08-2003, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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fernandes sustainer installer..trying to find one!

Does any of the guitar techs/luthiers on this site have experience in installing the fernandes sustainer system on a guitar?

I'm wanting to get one installed on my Js, and there are no dealers or techs in my area that are qualified to install the kit.

If you know how to install it....let me know.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-08-2003, 10:59 AM
 
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You could buy a Sustainiac instead and send it to them for installation, or you could do it yourself if you have some wiring experience.
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I beleive jeremy has done the mod a few times click on the lgm banner up top.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-10-2003, 10:49 AM
 
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I should add that on a JS, a Sustainiac installation is a no-brainer. There would be plenty of room in the control compartment for the circuit board and a 9-volt battery and the mini-switches you'd need. The Fernandes circuit board is much bigger and you'd need to cut holes in your guitar no matter what.
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Re: fernandes sustainer installer..trying to find one!

I know a guy in Ca, that does it, he sent me a picture of a Strat he was working on installing the FSK 401 kit


Bruce Martinelli - [email protected]

I will be installing it into my JEM project, but I havent gotten the kit yet, I will post alll images when im done.

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Re: fernandes sustainer installer..trying to find one!

Their is no way i could play that without actually hiting the switches all the time, and I dont necessarily know anyone who plays that could play it without knocking the switches around
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Re: fernandes sustainer installer..trying to find one!

That probably whey Steve Vai had his installed lower and the thir know is in the body , not pickguard.

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That pobally whey Steve Vai had his installed lower and the thir know is in the body , not pickguard.
Thats also where they are on fernandes guitars so it was probably more natural.
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Re: fernandes sustainer installer..trying to find one!

Here is a 401 I installed in my RG760. Never did this before. Not to bad if you own a router and have a steady hand. I had to re-paint the body when I was done because of wood chips geting under the router and scratching the surface of the guitar. But it needed it anyway. I'll get a pic of the circuit board in the body in a day or so. You can see what cover I put the board under and where I put the battery.Dimarzio super distortion in the bridge, and either a dimarzio fast track or chopper in the middle with the sustainer in the neck. Andy


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Re: fernandes sustainer installer..trying to find one!

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I know a guy in Ca, that does it, he sent me a picture of a Strat he was working on installing the FSK 401 kit




Bruce Martinelli - [email protected]

I will be installing it into my JEM project, but I havent gotten the kit yet, I will post alll images when im done.
I did it very similar to the one you post. However that's a bad place for the battery. Everytime you need to replace it you'll have to remove the strings etc..... NOT a good idea IMHO.
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Re: fernandes sustainer installer..trying to find one!

JEM77BRMR - Any Chances of posting what you wired to what...

because I'm installing an Evo Bridge, Chopper middle and FSK401 Driver into my project guitar..

I understand where every wire goes EXCEPT the bare wire from the Evo bridge.. does that go with the "ground" wire to the ground terminal?
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JEM77BRMR - Any Chances of posting what you wired to what...

because I'm installing an Evo Bridge, Chopper middle and FSK401 Driver into my project guitar..

I understand where every wire goes EXCEPT the bare wire from the Evo bridge.. does that go with the "ground" wire to the ground terminal?
Bare wire goes to ground / one of the pots. Let me know if ya need to know anything else.

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Re: fernandes sustainer installer..trying to find one!

Andy can you post a picture of the cavities (inside)

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Whoops.....See following post

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Re: fernandes sustainer installer..trying to find one!

thanks man .... it will help me ...
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