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Fernandes FSK-401 Sustainer Pickup Kit  

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Overview
  • In standard mode will continuously vibrate the note
  • In harmonic mode will create 5th harmonic feedback at any volume level
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $599.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $250.00
  • Your Price:
    $34900

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The Sustainer System, now available for any solidbody guitar.

The FSK-401 Sustainer by Fernandes is an electromagnetic system powered by a 9V battery. It magnetically vibrates the guitar strings once you have set them in motion, to give you nearly endless sustain and, in a second mode, to give you harmonic feedback at any volume level. Installation of the Sustainer Kit may require routing.

Features
  • In standard mode will continuously vibrate the note
  • In harmonic mode will create 5th harmonic feedback at any volume level

Order today and fit your guitar with the Sustainer System.

 
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FernandesFSK-401 Sustainer Pickup Kit
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic

By kinghlg

from Baltimore MD

Comments about Fernandes FSK-401 Sustainer Pickup Kit:

I don't know what these other reviewers are talking about. First off. The battery life well exceeds 20 minutes. Here's a tip. Turn the sustainer off when your not using it. Secondly, you can use the sustainer with any other humbucker pickup you want. Fernandes themselves even state that it will work with seymour duncans and active EMG pickups. I just put an EMG 81 in my guitar guitar and it works perfectly with the sustainer. My only suggestion is that you get a skilled Luthier to install all of the hardware. If you do not know what you are doing I wouldn't suggest doing it yourself. If everything is done correctly then you can get infinite sustain in any mode on any fret on the guitar. This thing can really add a whole other dimension to your playing. It works with distortion and it works on clean channels too. The only issue I had was that the guitar I put the sustainer into had a pickguard made with a humbucker in the neck position. This is obviously a problem with a single coil sustainer. So i had to have a custom pickguard made up in order for everything to look right. I highly recommend this for anyone who is trying to get something more out of their playing

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Is it Worth It???

By Cranium Vex

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Fernandes FSK-401 Sustainer Pickup Kit:

I bought this after trying out a friend's guitar who is a guitar tech and installed it himself. I was amazed at the unlimited sustain on his guitar and decided to order one after my guitar tech friend said he could put it in a couple of days work. While waiting for it to arrive I had some questions about the product which Musician's Friend couldn't answer so they gave me the phone number for Fernandes. It's not even in service! try the website-no phone number but a contact us link. Try asking them a question- never got a response!??? Sustainer arrives and I learned the answer to my question, which you may want to know. If you have humbucker pickups, you will need to buy a single-coil size pick up, like a Hotrail to put side by side with the single coil sustainer driver. There's a generic humbucker pick up in the kit, which seems like just a waste if you already have a good humbucker you like in the bridge position. (Some people say it's a Fernandes humbucker and you need to use it. Not true, even Fernandes puts Dimarzios in its guitars with sustainers.) My friend went through a couple of routers and a soldering iron, plus we had to make several trips for small stuff like liquid wire insulation, a pickguard to cut and cover the new space in the back of the guitar, paint to cover and protect newly exposed wood. Also note, sustaining really high notes doesn't work well.

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5.0

Why buy a fancy pedal?

By Andrew-mSZ2a

from Parma Heights, OH

Comments about Fernandes FSK-401 Sustainer Pickup Kit:

I have the Sustainer kit in my Burney MG140S guitar (Japan only!). The VH401 pickup is probably the best distortion pickup I have ever used. It?s a shame you can only get them with this kit! The sustainer is awesome. You can flip from harmonics to normal note sustain, or do a hybrid of the two. It?s just awesome, and worth every penny for the quality of the item. The notes ring crystal clear infinitely, or. Until your battery dies :) My battery life has been over 2 hours now, so Id says that is pretty good as well.

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5.0

Amazing!

By c2PNyZ0xc

from Miami Beach

Comments about Fernandes FSK-401 Sustainer Pickup Kit:

If you ever wanted to get pinch harmonics that don't fade out but explode, this is the real deal. It will easily let you mimic Alex Lifeson or Brian May leads that incorporate this effect. I own a Fernandez guitar that I purchased around 2001. When I went to purchase this product in 2003 it was unavailable and I had a Sustaniac installed on another guitar. I compared both side to side and this product is much better. Advise: Your battery life is maybe a couple of hours which is not much especially if you accidentally leave it on. I suggest a modification where you add a wall wart with the appropriate voltage to the back of your guitar. Thanks Fernandes for bringing it back!

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5.0

geetarded from austin

By geetarded

from austin,tx

Comments about Fernandes FSK-401 Sustainer Pickup Kit:

Excellent sound the notes are endless, this baby eats up the batteries though. A new battery will only last about 20 minutes so be prepared to shell out the $ on batteries. I suggest getting rechargable batteries and a charger. The instructions were next to impossible to read, you need to go online and get a better view of the specs. Overall it is a very fun product to have.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

endless sustain

By Stevedelayman

from San Jose, Costa Rica

Comments about Fernandes FSK-401 Sustainer Pickup Kit:

you wanna play "flying in a blue dream"?.what about "whispering a prayer".enjoy the greatest sustain ever. GREAT!!

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5.0

Fernandez sustainer kit!

By Hambucker

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fernandes FSK-401 Sustainer Pickup Kit:

WOW! AMAZED! this thing is a must for players who wants to explore the deepness of metal solo's or the one who are looking for some sweet effect. You see... it sustains your note as long as you want so you can do some really cool floyd rose action and put this in harmonic mode and let your guitar have an blast.Very RecommandedBenoit

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sustainer by Fernandez

By Bruceta-aqydG

from Brazil

Comments about Fernandes FSK-401 Sustainer Pickup Kit:

Fantastic. The only issue is that the pickup that works best with the Sustainer is the Fernandes Pickup. Other pickups don't work that well. So you get the effect but get limmited in pickup options.

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