Just for the morons who lambasted me over my victimization, Alan Hoover, owner of Maniac Music (who makes the Sutainiac pickup) told me in an email yesterday that the Sustainiac was installed in a shoddy fashion. I wound up sending the guitar to Alan in Indiana just to make sure that the guitar finally got fixed correctly.
Wires that were explicitly supposed to be shielded WERE NOT SHIELDED - THAT is why it was squealing like a pig. Beyond that, Alan just told me that it was a "complete botched job." I told Putnam that if he had any trouble whatsoever installing the Sustainiac that he should call Alan, as Alan is a nice guy who is always willing to help someone. Apparently, this rip off artist didn't feel the need to do that and charged me for work that was not done correctly. I am going to have to spend another $150 or $200 to fix what this sociopathic hack did.
So again, to all of the rejects with nothing better to do than comment on events that they were not witness to in any way, shape or form, screw you and keep your worthless opinions to yourselves.