Wednesday, 11 June 2008

The Paul Vo Edition Moog Guitar Does Infinite Sustain

Moog engineer Paul Vo invented this instrument which offers infinite sustain, perhaps reminiscent of Robert Fripp's use of a very particular set-up of tape loops known as Frippertronics ?

Musicians Lou Reid and Vernon Reid from Living Color among others share with us their experiences of its features which is not a guitar Synth and there is no MIDI.

The sounds you hear are not the result of post-processing they are coming from the strings. Infinite, powerful sustain is available at every fret position and on every string. At the flick of a switch the same power that is used to sustain the strings will immediately mute them. Sustain is controllable; the power to sustain and mute can be shifted between the neck and bridge pickups to create harmonic blends.

A downside if it is one is that you'll have to buy the guitar strings that Moog uses since they have a specific metallurgy designed to work with the Moog pickups. The pickups are simultaneously listening to the strings and controlling them.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Next Page