The AEON is a familiar looking string sustainer that allows you to create infinite sustain on certain notes. When you combine that with a delay or ambient reverb you end up with incredible soundscapes that are powered by this little battery-operated device.
TC Electronic have spent a lot of time designing the transducers to be as powerful as possible so you can really hone your 'bowing' technique and can be more expressive than ever before because you don't have to hold the Aeon too close to the strings.
Here's what TC Electronic say about the AEON String Sustainer
Handheld Infinite Sustainer with Powerful Transducers in a Cool and Compact Build
- Handheld infinite sustainer made from high-quality materials
- Powerful custom-made transducers for fast string excitement
- Cool and compact build for ease of use
- Create inspiring new sounds including drones, fade-ins, bowing and more
- Increased string clearance allows for incredibly expressive and dynamic playing
- 9 V battery is conveniently included with purchase
- Works with guitar, bass and other stringed instruments
- Brushed aluminum enclosure design for style and life on the road
- Designed and engineered in Denmark
AEON is an infinite sustain device that produces powerful, prolonged notes, and swells of spaced-out sounds. Instead of being mounted at your feet like an effects pedal, AEON puts the effect where it matters most – right in the palm of your hand! Providing instant access to an entirely new world of amazingly-expressive guitar tones, AEON lets you tap into soaring bowed arpeggios, vibrantly-bouncing spiccato, volume swells, endless sustain, and sweeping legatos that can easily be mastered using a variety of simple techniques.
Powerful Modern Design
AEONs powerful custom-made transducers quickly excites the strings and with plenty of string clearance in the deep groove, controlling the dynamics of each note is easy and intuitive. Don’t worry about battery life – AEON is designed to automatically turn itself off after 8 minutes of inactivity, so you’ll always have plenty of power to get through the rest of your gig, even if you forget to turn it off after your mind-numbing extended solo.
Sustain Your Creativity
Even though it has only a single button, AEON is capable of conjuring up a tremendous range of ethereal effects. By placing AEON over a string and slowly moving it closer to the pickup, you get dynamic volume swells similar to the sounds created on bowed instruments minus the initial attack. This technique can be easily used on your guitar, bass, or any other steel stringed instruments; the only limit is your imagination...
Simple & Sturdy
AEON is elegantly crafted in a brushed aluminum housing that provides a comfortable, ergonomic grip for extended playing sessions, and is powered by a single long-life 9 V battery (included). The rugged enclosure is built tough to handle life on the road – and the single-button interface makes for simple and lightning fast operation.
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