#1
So this morning I was playing my mexican strat and was just really displeased with the lack of sustain, as usual. I started feeling somewhat crafty and fashioned a small piece of hardwood (unsure of what type of wood, it was lying in my garage and i know it's a hardwood) and put it behind my bridge and backed the bridge down onto it to transfer the sustain. It might just be me but I think it sounds way better with way more sustain. Anybody heard of anything like this?




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#2
yes adding more mass to your guitar will increase sustain....it`s normally added to the headstock though....look up the fat finger......basically a lump of metal that you clip to the headstock
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Quote by ibanezgod1973
yes adding more mass to your guitar will increase sustain....it`s normally added to the headstock though....look up the fat finger......basically a lump of metal that you clip to the headstock


I've done that with my capo, with slightly noticable results.
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#4
just seen the pic it wasn`t visable before...you`ve basically blocked the trem which is common among players who have a trem equipped guitar but don`t use it........
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#5
Steve Vai said in a guitar world interview that before he could use a sustainer he would rest the headstock of the guitar on his cab while he was recording and the resonance would make the guitar vibrate and give him more sustain to work with. I tried it once but it was a little awkward since I have a combo.
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Steve Vai said in a guitar world interview that before he could use a sustainer he would rest the headstock of the guitar on his cab while he was recording and the resonance would make the guitar vibrate and give him more sustain to work with. I tried it once but it was a little awkward since I have a combo.


go grab your guitar and whilst unplugged rest the headstock against a wooden door and play a couple of chords/notes..........observe the result
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Quote by ibanezgod1973
go grab your guitar and whilst unplugged rest the headstock against a wooden door and play a couple of chords/notes..........observe the result

Tried it, pretty sure I just came a little.
Me and my girlfriend were in a guitar store one day.

My GF- What's the difference between Gibson and Epiphone?

Me- (Explains)

GF- So Epiphone is like Gibson's slutty little sister?

Me- I love you.
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Tried it, pretty sure I just came a little.


and now you`ll be playing with it all night
#9
Quote by ibanezgod1973
and now you`ll be playing with it all night

Probably, that should give me something to do until my new amp gets here.
Me and my girlfriend were in a guitar store one day.

My GF- What's the difference between Gibson and Epiphone?

Me- (Explains)

GF- So Epiphone is like Gibson's slutty little sister?

Me- I love you.
#10
I have to be honest this thread almost made my head explode. Can it really be this easy? Well I guess you learn something new everyday.

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and now you`ll be playing with it all night


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#11
Seriously? This is incredibly common to the point of being standard. However, if you honestly had never heard of this before, and came to this idea on your own then congrats, because that's the perfect solution.
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Seriously? This is incredibly common to the point of being standard. However, if you honestly had never heard of this before, and came to this idea on your own then congrats, because that's the perfect solution.



When I looked at the picture I thought exactly the same thing and LOL'ed.
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#15
On the subject of sustain, is the fat finger particularly effective? Sustain in a basswood trem equipped guitar has always been something making me slightly annoyed - it isn't bad, but my SZR (solid mahogany, fixed bridge) just sustains forever and I love it.
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Chappers did it here.

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Congrats though on the find! I think I may do that soon to mine. Can you still use your wammy?


No you can't use the trem when it's blocked.
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#17
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go grab your guitar and whilst unplugged rest the headstock against a wooden door and play a couple of chords/notes..........observe the result


I just scratched the hell out of my bedroom door


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#18
I had never really looked into why strat sustain sucks so much. Like somebody else said I knew blocking was possible I was just doubtful that I did it right because it was so easy.
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I just scratched the hell out of my bedroom door


that`s what happens when you buy any pointy guitar other than ibanez