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Ndanny 10-03-2012 10:35 PM

Sustain.. good or bad?
 
ive been playing for a few years now.. and ive got 2 guitars.. ibanez and les paul.. and recently the ibanez has lost some sustain.. do you think sustain is all that important and needs to be fixed?

salempc 10-03-2012 10:46 PM

sustain can be controlled, if you have sustain, you can decide if you sustain the notes or not... if you dont, then youre pretty much screwed...

AND a Les Paul should have more sustain than your Ibanez.

sustain is a must!

W4RP1G 10-03-2012 11:14 PM

Old strings on the Ibanez?

Also, try lowering the neck pickup if it's close to the strings.

Macabre_Turtle 10-03-2012 11:37 PM

If you want sustain then sustain is important. If you do not want sustain, the sustain is not important.

Ndanny 10-03-2012 11:43 PM

i lowered the pick ups and it only made the sustain worse :/ plus its a brand new set of strings.. :/

salempc 10-03-2012 11:50 PM

maybe the les paul needs a setup, how long has it been since its last setup?

Ndanny 10-04-2012 12:01 AM

within the last 2 wks :/

W4RP1G 10-04-2012 12:02 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ndanny
i lowered the pick ups and it only made the sustain worse :/

That's pretty hard to believe.

Ndanny 10-04-2012 12:51 AM

yeh ive got no clue..

Ndanny 10-04-2012 12:55 AM

what length of sustain do you guys go for?

rickcramey 10-04-2012 01:06 AM

sustain is generally set up at your amp or if running a loop at the pedal, most guitar only have volume and tone knobs, but its how long the note or notes resonate without being played again. It is good if you are doing this appropriately.

Macabre_Turtle 10-04-2012 01:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by rickcramey
sustain is generally set up at your amp or if running a loop at the pedal, most guitar only have volume and tone knobs, but its how long the note or notes resonate without being played again. It is good if you are doing this appropriately.


What? Sustain has so much more to do with your guitar than your amp...

LeviMan_2001 10-04-2012 01:53 AM

Do you like the way it sounds? Then don't change it! If you don't, then do. Also I can't imagine how a guitar can just "lose" sustain.

Kevin Saale 10-04-2012 02:25 AM

Sustain....BAD!!!! Fire.....GOOOD!!!

Seriously though, unless shit is fretting out or buzzing horribly its all preference. My strat doesn't have a ton of sustain, but I've never found that to bother me.

Arab_Philosofer 10-04-2012 02:36 PM

Very important to me man. I'd get a new nut or bridge.

Tempoe 10-04-2012 02:47 PM

Pup and amp setting are more important than guitar or body type. New strings obviously better. Even clean I can get very long sustain, with gain I can hold it as long as I want pretty much with a bit of vibrato. I have a prestige with evos, both the neck and B pup sustain great.

Ndanny 10-04-2012 08:33 PM

thanks everyone :)


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