Friday, 11 December 2015

DIY Guitar Sustainer


This is my way of giving back to the guitar fam that I sorely miss after becoming an engineer and sacrificing spending time with my guitar.

I've decided to put up a detailed guide on how to build yourself an infinite guitar sustainer that will enable any guitar to hold out a note infinitely long, achieving that violin-like sustain goodness.

The principle behind this sustainer is the same principle that has been used by many popular guitarists such as Carlos Santana, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai; a feedback (magnetic flux) is used to vibrate the strings, creating a sustained sound.

Here is the list of materials we'll need:

  • 6x 42 Ohm Passive Buzzers
  • 2x 1/4" Mono patch cable (one 4ft. and the other 1 ft.)
  • 1x Paper Protoboard
  • 1x 1/4" Mono panel jack
  • We'll also need our Tin Can Amplifier from our last project (a palm-sized amplifier that runs on a 9V battery).


You can read the entire guide over at Instructables,
linked here: www.instructables.com/id/Infinite-Guitar-Sustainer