If installed, would a Fernandes Sustainer work on bass?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Why not?

    But I'd check out an E-Bow, same/similar results, no mods necessary.
    Michael Manring uses it a lot.

  2. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    You cannot install a guitar sustainer system onto a bass as far as I know. Fernandes used to make a bass version, but stopped selling them a while ago. Your best bet is to contact Fernandes themselves and ask them about it. They do make custom basses with it installed.
  3. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    what about this?

    groove tubes:


    The simple way
    to get more sustain,
    overtones and balance
    from any guitar

    or this, the fatfinger
  4. Barroso, how does that fatfinger piece work?

    Btw I have been searching for a sustain bridge for a while. You should speak with Michael Manring, he was using a prototype sustain bridge for his fretless.:p
  5. TonyS


    Dec 13, 1999
    Fathead.? Sounds like your talking about my brother.

    I thought that the "Fatfinger" was sold originally to help cure dead spots on the fingerboard by adding mass to the headstock. I suppose it could add sustain but I've never tried one personally. Could be wrong but it sounds like a brain fart to me.

    Best of Luck
  6. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    never tried one...sorry! i know them only by name! and here in italy i havent seen one yet!
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    peter steele in type o negative has a sustainer on his fernandes bass.
  8. http://www.sustainiac.com

    Maniac Music makes a Sustainiac model for bass. (FWIW, the Fernandes Sustainer is a reverse-engineered version of an older model of the Sustainiac.)