#1
i've got a prob, i got a gibson les paul studio, it sustains well, but i wanna play a gilmour song and i can't get it to sustain long enough, any one got ideas that can help me?! i run it through a Zoom G2.1 Multi effect pedal , and a shity Fender 25 R amp..
#2
More distortion makes it sustain longer...but you are playing a Gilmour song so that probably doesnt work for you.
#3
I'm pretty sure it's mainly your amp that does most of the sustaining...

Try doing a Google search. There's a 1:1 chance that someone's asked for more sustain sometime before... in some other forum or a FAQ.
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#4
More volume. Also try a fatfinger (groove tubes I think).

EDIT: also, you better not be scooping the mids.
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#5
use a big muff like dave does, possibly a compressor and just keep wriggling those strings with vibrato, alot of it is tecnique
#7
if you try every thing we have suggested here you should be doing ok, remebering dave uses a strat and your using a les paul so really you should have more sustain, id advice a new amp very soon, preferably soon, depending on your budget a nice fender amp is good
#8
People seem to forget that David uses a modded Boss CS-2. It's a great pedal stock, much better than the CS-3 but is now quite expensive.
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#9
Get good gear. You won't get good sustain with a crap amp and a multi FX.

But if you're not changing your gear, more volume helps, and maybe use a different pickup position.
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#10
Use the neck pick-up, add a delay effect and an echo type one (not over-the-top, try room or hall or something), use a touch or vibrato with your fretting hand to make the note carry on longer, and get a decent marshall amp to get the most out of your les paul.
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Use the neck pick-up, add a delay effect and an echo type one (not over-the-top, try room or hall or something), use a touch or vibrato with your fretting hand to make the note carry on longer, and get a decent marshall amp to get the most out of your les paul.


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#12
I'm learning the solo to "time" right now, and I'm using my paul and a big muff.

David uses a muff, it has a sustain knob, and it really helps.
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Gilmour doesn't use Marshalls....


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edit: and I'm sure he can't afford one.
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Gilmour doesn't use Marshalls....


But I should probably remain silent or I may get my ass pwnd...

edit: and I'm sure he can't afford one.

He doesnt use a gibson either, and if he wants sustain from his les paul then i thought he should get a marshall. But you're right, you cant play a song unless you have the exact same epuipment as the original artist. I guess im stuck playing guns n roses from now on. WHY DID I HAVE TO GET A GIBSON AND A MARSHALL!!!???be quiet.
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He doesnt use a gibson either, and if he wants sustain from his les paul then i thought he should get a marshall. But you're right, you cant play a song unless you have the exact same epuipment as the original artist. I guess im stuck playing guns n roses from now on. WHY DID I HAVE TO GET A GIBSON AND A MARSHALL!!!???be quiet.


My point was merely that he doesn't need a Marshall to 'bring the best' out of a Gibson. And yes, Gilmour does use Gibson guitars.
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My point was merely that he doesn't need a Marshall to 'bring the best' out of a Gibson. And yes, Gilmour does use Gibson guitars.

He mostly uses strats, and a marshall would be an easy way to get more sustain. But this guy needs help and you made this thread about yourself. Shame on you
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#19
Try buying a sustain pedal?
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#20
It doesnt mattter what guitar gilmours using, this is your playing slash_88, find your tone not someone elses. Yoir best bet is probably a compresser, nice cheap one would be the boss cs-3 or the marshall one, think its called 'Ed'. the vibrato trick would work aswell, bit of reverb anjd echo and you should be one your way!

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He mostly uses strats, and a marshall would be an easy way to get more sustain. But this guy needs help and you made this thread about yourself. Shame on you


A Marshall doesn't give any more sustain than any other quality amp; so there's no need to mention it.
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A Marshall doesn't give any more sustain than any other quality amp; so there's no need to mention it.

Fine, then he should get a quality amp, one thats good for classic rock and known to work well with a gibson les paul. He could get a marshall!
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Fine, then he should get a quality amp, one thats good for classic rock and known to work well with a gibson les paul. He could get a marshall!



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Ronsonic, it's definitely not the guitar, but I think the effects and amp make much more difference to sustain than technique does, even if you bend a note perfectly, without the right gear it's not going to sustain half as long as it would with the right effects etc.
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#27
I can't believe no-one mentioned string gauge yet; it's just as important as the amp.

Threadstarter, get some 0.011s or 0.012s.
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i've got a prob, i got a gibson les paul studio, it sustains well, but i wanna play a gilmour song and i can't get it to sustain long enough, any one got ideas that can help me?! i run it through a Zoom G2.1 Multi effect pedal , and a shity Fender 25 R amp..


You've cunningly answered your own question. Get a decent amp....a tube amp if you want to be able to manipulate feedback to increase sustain. And stop using a nasty tone-sucking multi FX.
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I can't believe no-one mentioned string gauge yet; it's just as important as the amp.

Threadstarter, get some 0.011s or 0.012s.

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