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Any one had experience with fitting an sustainer to a variax?

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Hello everyone,

I've been wondering for a good while now as to the possibility of fitting a sustainer (Such as the fernandes sustainer) into a JTV 89.

Has anyone had any experience with this? The variax wizardy already takes up a large section of the body and i'm assuming cutting more of it away will detract from the sound - how much i don't know, i'm pretty sure I personally wouldn't hear the difference.

It'd be good to hear of any experience on the subect, it's a mod i'd love to have especially on a guitar as versatile as the variax!

Cheers Guys!

 

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Doesn't really answer your question, per se, but the Parker Adrian Belew signature that they used to make came with the Variax guts and a Sustainiac pickup, so if they fit everything in that guitar, I'd assume it could be done with the 89.

 

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FlyABvxOr/

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Doesn't really answer your question, per se, but the Parker Adrian Belew signature that they used to make came with the Variax guts and a Sustainiac pickup, so if they fit everything in that guitar, I'd assume it could be done with the 89.

 

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FlyABvxOr/

 

If that had JTV guts in it, it would be the ultimate guitar, haha.

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I know the mags on regular pups may cause warbling in the modeling if the strings are too close, I wonder what type of weirdness you would get with a Sustainiac. Might be able to coax some unique sounds out of it.

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@Phil, thanks! It does help, if someone has done it before then it gives me confidence this isn't a bad idea. I hadn't found anything on Google nor this forum about it beforehand.

I'll post again if i go ahead with it, regardless as to whether it works or not.
 

Thanks again


 

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If that had JTV guts in it, it would be the ultimate guitar, haha.

 

...The Adrian Belew Signature includes a complete Variax system that is nearly identical to that offered by Line 6 (25 stringed-instrument models, 50 presets, 10 user-definable locations). All of this is accessed via the traditional piezo-volume control and a five-way switch. The guitar can also be used in "magnetic" mode by lifting up the Variax control. This option bypasses the Variax, and offers, via the five-way: bridge humbucker, bridge hum/piezo, piezo, neck humbucker/piezo, and neck humbucker settings....

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If that had JTV guts in it, it would be the ultimate guitar, haha.

 

...The Adrian Belew Signature includes a complete Variax system that is nearly identical to that offered by Line 6 (25 stringed-instrument models, 50 presets, 10 user-definable locations). All of this is accessed via the traditional piezo-volume control and a five-way switch. The guitar can also be used in "magnetic" mode by lifting up the Variax control. This option bypasses the Variax, and offers, via the five-way: bridge humbucker, bridge hum/piezo, piezo, neck humbucker/piezo, and neck humbucker settings....

 

 

Exactly. The configuration is more in depth as well, something I don't get why they don't do on the JTVs, especially the ability to split humbuckers or use the piezos without modeling. 

 

Parker Flys are also really nice guitars.

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