I had used an e-bow for a long time and it always
had worked well with the D'Addario Strings, that´s why I started with these
strings for the Sustainer as well. I already have my guitars tuned down to E
flat, but I stayed with .010 for the "loose feeling" - maybe I try thicker
I just replied to another post (which you will
probably read) that I found some information about strings to use with the
Moog guitar - that seems interesting and helpful.
But you´re right - all new equipment needs some
time of experimenting and time to get used to. So I´ll have to play even more
;-) . But to maybe dampen some of the strings is a nice idea, too.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:46
Subject: Re: Sustainer Question
Have you tried with thicker strings compensated by tuning down?
experience with ebow has proven that a good way. However, since
Fernandes doesn't have six sustainers, one for each string, there
always be one overtone that takes over when a chord is played
sustained. Works like acoustic feedback. Maybe you can research
strings are fastest to "take over" and learn to "half-mute" them
some soft material close to the bridge. Just slowing them down a
so the sustainer gets a chance to work the slower strings (like
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On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Ingo Ito <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Fernandes Sustainer. The high e-string is not responding well (very slow
> when doing chords (only the fingering - to let the sound
come "out of
> nowhere") not all strings are responding evenly,
destroying the character of
> the chord.