Just got a surfretter !!!
Posted 24 January 2005 - 11:37 PM
Posted 25 January 2005 - 07:54 AM
Well, you could use a sustainer like the Sustainiac Model-C on acoustic guitars.
That reminds me, something that confused me. Well, I'm going to assume if you had an acoustic fretless guitar you couldn't use a sustainer, because that's only for electric, right? Is there any way to sustain the sound on an acoustic, even by just a little? I don't know how bad the sustain is, as I've never had the opportunity to hear one played before. I wanted to see if there was any sound clips of fretted guitar vs. fretless guitar, just so I could finally get an idea, but I couldn't find anything. *sweatdrop*
I guess you could use that even on a viola, by miking the instrument and plugging the mic to model-C's input. However you don't need it, as you already have infinite sustain using a bow
Sustain is not that bad on a good fretless. It's just that the notes sustain shorter than on a fretted guitar, mainly because you use your finger to stop the strings, instead of metal frets. I'm recording short pieces using a fretless classical guitar, i'll post a mp3 in a day or two (to the fretless classical thread under the materials forum), so you'll be able to see how bad the sustain can get on a do-it-yourself fretless.
Can't say the same thing for frets though...
Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:28 PM
In Steve Vai's footsteps!
I'm taking commercial pilot program right now , but just love music too.
Good luck with the commercial ticket, it will be worth it!
Author of the book "Fretless Guitar The Definitive Guide" fretlessguitar.co.uk
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