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Re: Sustainer Question

Hi Per,
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 strings.
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. Thanks!
----- Original Message -----
From: Per Boysen
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:46 PM
Subject: Re: Sustainer Question

Have you tried with thicker strings compensated by tuning down? My
experience with ebow has proven that a good way. However, since the
Fernandes doesn't have six sustainers, one for each string, there will
always be one overtone that takes over when a chord is played and
sustained. Works like acoustic feedback. Maybe you can research what
strings are fastest to "take over" and learn to "half-mute" them with
some soft material close to the bridge. Just slowing them down a bit
so the sustainer gets a chance to work the slower strings (like your
thin E).

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.looproom.com internet music hub

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Ingo Ito <ingoito@itofarm.com> wrote:
> Fernandes Sustainer. The high e-string is not responding well (very slow attack) and
> 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.