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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Sustainer - again

Ok i know everyone in the world is asking about the fernandes sustainer, however...

It looks to me that the FSK 401 is pretty much pre wired in the box, is this the right?

Where-as the FSK 101 requires a lot more electrical work as it has no pots or 5 way on it.

So other than the woodwork involved would it be right to say the FSK401 is a lot easier to fit due to less electricals and soldering ?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Sustainer - again

Ok so i got one and i fitted it !

So no mean feat right -

However i have never seen a soldering iron or done any woodwork in my life and i did it saving 200.

I had to buy a router for 30 and a longer bit for 5
also a soldering iron 10
black paint 2.50

However i have encountered a few issues like cracked paint work when drill routing and cutting in to the body 2 bigger washers on the switches will cover the cracked paint and a plastic cover on the back will cover the electrics cavity. the battery cover fitting was easiest.

so i now have a full working fernandes sustainer FSK401 and a dummy single coil - i also had to route the pickup cavity slightly to get them to fit

all I've learnt from it is yes you can do it with a bit of hard work and save 200 fitting costs here in the UK

however on a Jem 7 pay someone to do a decent job

Have a listen to my sound cloud link i think you'll agree the tone is right there let me know what you think

have a look at the pics and you will see my butchering


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 07:27 AM
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Re: Sustainer - again

well done, looks good.

I always think its better to fit it yourself, you learn more about what it is and how it works,

and its like your own cooking, always tastes better and gives more satisfaction.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 02:14 PM
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Re: Sustainer - again

+1 i did it myself with the 101. dam thing didnt even come with all the clips for the pups so i had to cut bits out of a computer to fit it! if i was to do it again id get the 401 or sustaniac
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