What mods could I do to my guitar or general rig to get more sustain, apart from the obvious of replacing the pickups? I play an Epiphone Explorer with the standard Alcino Pickups through a Marshall DSL401.
OK, checked them out, Beatles used compression at the end of A Day In The Life for that piano chord right? But how will a compression pedal affect other things such as my tone?
I noticed when i got my guitar set up, and a fret job, it had a little more sustain.
the best ways to get sustain are improving the string vibration transfer to the guitar, adding mass to the guitar, and turning your volume up. a good nut and a good set of saddles/bridge will help with one, not much you can do for two, and well three is obvious what you can do.