Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Long Island City, NY
Hey everyone this is about the Fernandes sustainer, but the reason that I'm posting a new entry rather than searching is because its regarding a specific combination in terms of my guitar.
I have a Jem 555 that I had customised to play like a Jem 7, which means the neck was shaped exactly like a Jem 7, and since I had a great Jem 555 piece any way, which I know isn't common, it plays awesome, and to be really honest it plays better than the 3-4 Jem 7's that i've tried. I'm serious.
Now my aunt got me a Fernandes sustainer for my birthday, and I can't sell it. I was wondering if its an ok idea to have it installed. I just love its tone and I love the features and even the sustainers tone when its a pickup. People say that it affects tone because you're taking away a lot of wood. I need to know how much. How much is it really affected? I think this tone could use a little tweaking any way which means altering the tone a little seems ok to me. Also if its Basswood, doesn't it mean there's more mass to the body, which means its affected less?
Thanks a lot.