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Re: Sustainiac and Fathead
Groove Tibes has changed the design from Fathead to Fatfinger. But one type
of fathead is reintroduced and used by Zz Ryder guitars.
I remember the original Fathead was offered in all kind of styles, for
Gibsons, strats etc.
Here`s a review of the older Fathead
And a couple of HC reviews of the Fatfinger
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Willers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: Sustainiac and Fathead
> The Fathead was invented by Aspen Pittman of Groove Tubes fame. I think
> they still make them. They also make the FATFINGER, which weighs around
> 90 gr. It increases Sustain and "eliminates deadspots" (I'd throw out
> instrument that has no even response....). I have a Fatfinger that I
> to experiment with but I just borrowed it to a friend. When I get it
> (....if I ever get it back ;-) I'll check out if any differences with
> ebow, tho so far I haven't noticed anything like that.
> So while generally increasing the headstock weight increases sustain,
> also changes the tone of the instrument. I found that already the
> of the tuners makes quite a difference. The weight of one set e.g. on a
> Gibson-style 3/3 arrangement varies between 150 gr (vintage Kluson
> style), 250 gr (Grover) to as much as 350 gr (Schaller M6). My ES 335
> sounds nice and woody with Klusons, slightly swashed but more singing
> with Grovers and it asbsolutely dislikes those heavy Schallers,
> dull and liveless IMO. Your mileage may vary.
> Cheers, Andreas