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Review: Vibesware GR-1 and GR-Junior II Guitar Resonators | GuitarPlayer

September 4, 2015

Source: Review: Vibeswear GR-1 and GR-Junior II Guitar Resonators | GuitarPlayer


User Review: Vibesware GR-1 with new Foot Controller

Dezember 9, 2014

New collection of Guitar Sustainers released. GR-1’s now INCLUDING new Foot Controller

November 17, 2014

Vibesware announces the availability of the new collection of Guitar Resonators (Sustainers) for feedback playing.
The GR-1 in silver/chrome finish with new Foot Controller is now available. As an additional feature, all GR-1’s will be shipped now INCLUDING a new Foot Controller (Basic Foot Controller).
The Advanced Controller with metal (die-cast) enclosure will still be available separately. The new collection still contains the compact model – the GR-Junior II.

Guitar Resonators are high performance sustainers mounted on a stand providing string feedback at any sound volume. While mainly used as creative studio or home recording tool it also offers interesting new ways of feedback playing on stage. The guitarist has a total controls of feedback intensity and harmonics.

The string driver allows single or multiple string feedback and can be used with every guitar without any modifications. The new playing technique is easy to learn and the guitarist has both hands free for normal playing. Basically its very similar to amp feedback playing but can be controlled much better. Guitar Resonators don’t influence the guitar tone. They add natural feedback as basic note or harmonics on demand.

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It works: Vibesware GR-Junior II alternative setup !

März 21, 2014

It works: Vibesware GR-Junior II alternative setup !

It works: GR-Junior II connected to Line Out or Effect Send Output of the Guitar Amp ! Note that it has to be connected to the GR-J’s O u t p u t

Vibesware GR-Junior II – DIVE BOMB with Guitar Resonator (Sustainer)

November 6, 2013

Easy home recording with the new GR-Junior

+++ Please check out with full range loudspeaker ! +++

Equipment: The Strat output has been splitted into a small guitar amp and a USB soundcard for PC recording of the dry guitar signal.
The guitar amp has only been used for monitoring at a very low sound volume. Normally unable to create feedback (which is perhaps typically for home recording options).

Video: with iPhone 3, original sound track from the iphone microphone has been replaced later by a virtual re-amped track (using the dry guitar signal into AmplitTube VST plugin in Audacity).

Its a quick and easy demo without any mastering (no noise reduction, no compressor etc. have been used).

The target was to create a realistic raw sound of a turned up guitar amp with its dynamics, frequency response AND feedback. That is the reason why we more focused on low distortion sounds.

A brief look at Vibesware’s GR Junior II sustainer / feedback effect device

November 6, 2013

Vibesware’s Guitar Resonators give you total control over feedback & sustain at any volume. Here’s a brief look at their latest sustainer model, the GR Junior II.
Check out for more info, or watch my extensive review video about the Guitar Resonators here:

Featured in this video is an excerpt of my new song THE DIVE. You can see me perform the full track here:

And if you’d like a free download of THE DIVE, go to my site:

written and performed by Borna Matosic
produced by Philipp Knaak at BRIGHT ROOM STUDIOS

All guitars recorded through the Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX II going direct to Pro Tools!

The Guitar Resonators have a similar effect to sustainers like the EBow or the Fernandes Sustainer Pickup, enabling you to create natural sounding feedback sounds and play with endless sustain. Check out for more info!

+++ July 2011: GR-1 and GR-Junior Review in Sound On Sound (UK)

Juni 28, 2011

Vibesware SoundOnSound Review

Vibesware & Dommenget Guitars/Pickups at Frankfurt Music Fair 06-09 April

Juni 28, 2011

Vibesware Guitar Resonators: New effect devices for guitar feedback playing

Juni 21, 2011

vibesware guitar resonator gr-1

Vibesware Guitar Resonators are effect devices for guitar feedback playing. It agitates one or multiple strings by a magnetic field from a driver mounted on a stand. It works with every guitar that has steel strings and pickup(s). Accustic guitars with piezo’s can be applied also. Guitar players don’t need to modify their guitar, which is different to guitar integrated sustainers available on the market.


Recording Magazine GR-1 Review:

„In a marketplace filled with seemingly endless choices of guitar effects and plug-ins (both hardware and software), German company Vibesware has met the challenge of creating a truly unique device. The GR-1 Guitar Resonator gives the player a way to get many of the feedback effects that can be coaxed from a cranked-up guitar amp, but does so in a way that’s quiet, controllable, expressive… and fun.

What does it do?

The GR-1 uses an electromagnetic field to make guitar strings vibrate, but it has advantages over the existing products that give this effect, the Heet EBow and the Sustainiac. The EBow is an electromagnet which is held in the picking hand; it effects primarily one string at a time in a continuously sustained bowing fashion, but it can be somewhat tricky to draw out harmonics. The Sustainiac is a special resonator that takes the place of a guitar’s neck pickup; it can sustain all strings at once, but again harmonics can be hard to get, and many players don’t want to alter their guitars.

The GR-1, in contrast, is an electromagnet mounted on a mic stand (its own, or sharing with a vocal mic) facing the guitarist, who simply moves close to it when he wants to use it. This allows for single or multiple string sustain while also enabling the player to draw out various harmonics across the length of the string. The unit does not require the player to hold it in his or her hand in place of a pick, nor does it require a retrofit of the guitar’s hardware. Also, being powered from AC rather than a battery, it has a much stronger magnetic field and can be set to produce its effect more easily.

The GR-1 draws out the sustained harmonics of the guitar just like high-volume amplifier feedback, but the effect is entirely controllable by the player. The result is most akin to the loud stage volume feedback effect made popular by Jimi Hendrix, while playing in the privacy of the studio or with headphones. There is no need to position one’s amp in a specific place, and the player has full control over the subtleties of harmonic feedback.“


The GR-1 is described on in Detail, where also a user manual can be downloaded. Purchased Parts Package GR-1: Guitar Resonator Box, Power Supply, Resonator Gooseneck, Stereo plug, Resonator Stand, User Manual, Demo-CD

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