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Rotwang

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No longer available - I ended the listing - decided to keep it instead !

I'm selling my 2008 Megatar 12-string 'Dragon" (with Sustainiac - melody side)

Chapman Classic Tuning (Melody 4ths / Bass inverted 5ths)

Recent service to change tuning & adjustments (removed superglue from bridge - it's now fully adjustable - new setup still includes Buzz Feiten tuning.)

It's a nice instrument - but I have too many 'toys' and it's time to thin the herd.





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TxTouchStylist

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Tell us more about the Sustaniac please, ordered me a blank Megatar "faceplate" with the intentions of installing one, project fizzled, sold the faceplate........ $1400+ puts this out of my price range, piques my interest tho !!!!!
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Rotwang

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It does give plenty of sustain for almost* the entire melody range in the #1 switch position - in the #2 position (tone knob pulled up) - resonant frequency range is more subtle and only sustains the bottom two strings.

The regular pickups can't be located within a certain distance from the Sustainiac driver - and are about 1/2" from where they would normally be - the instrument does sound a little thin - but could possibly be the result of the standard humbuckers that are on it - If I were keeping it - I would change the pickups out to Bartolinis or EMGs.

Keep in mind I never really learned how to play the instrument - but the infinite sustain - does have potential - everything from Frippertronics to some cool ambient resonant effects with moving bass lines.

When I ordered it from Traktor - he got input from Sustainiac on how and where to mount it - and took extra time to get it right - and it works.

Tapping instruments turned out to be more of a time investment / learning curve than I expected, which is why I'm selling it.

* the highest string doesn't sustain much in position #2 - and on some notes not at all. (this is also the case without the sustainiac - perhaps increasing the gauge might help
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Rotwang

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Just SOLD !!!

It's back up for sale - $700 + $75
shipping to Continental U.S. (only)

I originally paid around $1700 - and I don't think you'll find a unique instrument like this (in pristine condition) for this kind of price.

http://rvrb.io/2008-truetapper-dr-xh4

Nothing wrong with the instrument - had it in the shop last year changing to Chapman style Classic setup - superglue was removed from the bridge & it is fully adjustable.

I'm feeling in a generous mood - I got a good deal on an instrument that I've been wanting for more than a year - and am paying it forward with a good deal on the Megatar.

Happy Holidays !
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