#1
I am looking for a really violiny type sound of gary moore/santana. Would a sustainer be the right pedal for boosting sustain on a heavily distorted amp, and if so which one would be best for this application whilst still remaining not too expensive?

Thanks in advance
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#3
Quote by nightraven
an overdrive pedal would be more effective (it will also obviously add compression as well as the dirt)
a lot going into the 'violin' sound is the kind of pick attack those players have as well. you really need a strat or a tele, play with the bridge pickup and pick near the bridge


This fo sho. The best way to go about a violin type tone is a Strat with one of the tone controls wired to the bridge pickup as well as an amp with a smooth breakup with a light OD in front. A really light pick attack rounds it out.

Santana has always sounded more like a horn to me and for that you'll need a middy humbucker and a middy amp like a Mesa Mark series or a Dumble and crank that sucker.
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#4
OK I might have described it wrong. I love my dirty sound for gary more type sounds, but I just want to add more sustain to it so that when I do a bend in parisienne walkways for instance the note just keeps going and going for a LONG time and wont stop. Hope that makes sense, but if further clarification is needed then please just ask.
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#6
Yeah I know that. Im pretty close on the sound front, but just want the notes to ring out a bit longer. Would the a compressor do the job, would something else be better suited, or should I just give trying to recreate his tone now?!?!!?
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#7
I mean that playing through an amp set loud gives you lots of that extra sustain (& feedback). Look at Tony Iommi, he plays SGs with very thin strings and can still hold his notes for pretty long just because of that.
#8
You could try an OD up front an then if needs be look at a compressor? They do
give extra sustain, my fave at the moment is
the Philosopher's Tone.
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#10
IMO, when I think of "violin sustain" I think of Steve Vai playing with the neck pup on his JEM/Universe.


Completely opposite of a strat/tele bridge position.
#11
Quote by Varkunus
Yeah I know that. Im pretty close on the sound front, but just want the notes to ring out a bit longer. Would the a compressor do the job, would something else be better suited, or should I just give trying to recreate his tone now?!?!!?

You're not going to be able to get the amount of sustain in Parisienne Walkways without cranking your amp and using feedback. A compressor would lengthen your sustain but not to those levels.