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.

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