Hello, i have just installed a fernandes sustainer on my jem. It took me a couple of days and careful planning and its amazing with the dimarzios. The fust cut into the guitar was terrifying but just be careful and take your time, plan it carefully. In the instructiona it does say they cannot guarrantee it will work or work well with every pickup so do your research before shelling out on one.If given a choice, would you prefer to buy a guitar with a sustainer already installed like the Banshee Elite or preferably to install a sustainer yourself?
Which would you prefer?
have you ever modded a guitar ? You may start reading the stock wiring diagrams. Then get yourself deeper into analog electronics.Unfortunately no one around where I live is competent enough to get the job done
Thank you Panix that is very kind of you. I have never modded guitars but I am a certified mechanic and modded on motorcycles and race them instead. :wink:
If your interested, here are the two threads highlighting everything this body went through.^^^ cool man, do you do it by hand? hand-operated router? computer-operated router?
Thanks Mad, I'm in the same camp as you- I love doing it and pushing myself to see how far/well I can go, but I wouldn't want to do it for money. There's too many things that can go wrong and too many people to piss off.Nice work on that RGT!
I've never felt the need to use a sustainer on any of my guitars but if I did I'd do all the work myself. Building and modding guitars is my hobby... well more like an obsession LOL!
If you decide to install one yourself the best advice I can give is to have a good gameplan of what to do, triple check your measurements, and take your time.