#1
Its known that strats have less sustain compared to les pauls and sg's and such. I can understand a les paul because It has a big heavy body. But what about sg's?
fat strats and sg's seem to have approximately the same body mass. Whats the deal with that?
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#3
the set in neck is the difference not the weight (well not ENTIRELY)
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I see. Alright then.
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maybe different wood. the sgs are way lighter then strats.


What the hell kinda strat are you using? The SG is way more top heavy and heavy in general than any strat I've ever played.
#7
influence:

neck joint>body mass> body wood

EDIT and yes a strat is about five pounds a sg is 7 +
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#8
There are many many many things that go into sustain, generally speaking though, the SG's set neck, tune-o-matic bridge, mahogany body, and angled headstock make the SG a sustain machine. Check out Gary Moore for more info.
#9
Oh btw were talking epiphone g400 here.
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#10
It's the type of wood it's made out of. The bridges are different, and that also contributes to the variance in sustain levels. I've found that most Strat bridges are total ****, but every Gibson bridge i've sampled has excellent sustain. As per mentioned, the set-in and thru-necks also contribute.
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#11
sustain = Gibson Les Paul Studio (mahogany finish) Wowza...
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What the hell kinda strat are you using? The SG is way more top heavy and heavy in general than any strat I've ever played.


My dad had an SG back in the 60's and he says its the lightest guitar he has ever played...he has owned many many guitars too
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#13
Bolt on neck and Set in neck in sustain wise is very much disputable though go to neck thru that would win in sustain wise. no why would the LES PAUL have more SUSTAIN then the STRAT the wood density, the bridge (hardtail more contact with wood=more sustain), the angle of the headstock means no string trees are required.
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Bolt on neck and Set in neck in sustain wise is very much disputable though go to neck thru that would win in sustain wise. no why would the LES PAUL have more SUSTAIN then the STRAT the wood density, the bridge (hardtail more contact with wood=more sustain), the angle of the headstock means no strings are required.


He's right. A properly and well done bolt-on easily rivals a set-neck.
#15
Set neck and bolt on -- I don't think the difference is even worth arguing about.
A Neck Thru is noticably different.

"Be carefull what you ask for ... " Neck Thru's are great, but it's a 2 edged sword.
Both of my Alembics are neck thrus. A note will ring forever. But, with any kind
of distortion on, if I hit the high E my low strings will quickly start vibrating too.
So they can actually be more challenging to play with distortion on without excess
noise.
#16
the flat top on an SG robs sustain b/c the more wood you have near the strings the more sound waves are absorbed into the wood, an arch top guitar only soaks up soundwaves under the strings between the pups on a Paul while the curved top lets soundwaves roll off the edges.
#19
yeh just buy a sustainer and replace your neck pup for it and there infinite sustain easiest thing to do
#20
If you didn't want to ruin the amazing neck position tone with a sustainer could you get similar results with an E-Bow?
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#21
yeh from what ive heard you can. though you can get more versatility with the sustainec system for sustain than with an E-Bow