#1
Hi everyone

I just want to know is there a way of getting those crazy 10min long sustained notes like Europa from a crappy solid state practice amp.
Before you say anything, i know Santana uses feedback from his Mesa Boogie amp, but i dont have that kind of money.
Is there a cheaper alternative way to do it.
I have a Fender Strat Lite Ash, with a Seymour Duncan Hotrails in the bridge.
#2
A compressor might work, but it would take out a fair amount of dynamics though.
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#3
You could have a sustainer pickup installed. Try Fernandez or Sustainiac. They're expensive though.
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High volume is key to any pro guitarist's tone.

So crank your amp.
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#6
Sustainer system
lots of volume

Mix the above replies all together for the ultimate sustain :]
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Theres this thing that you can put on your headstock which increases sustain also.

Not dramatically.

Get a new amp and maybe a sustainer pickup.
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Quote by Kutanmoogle
High volume is key to any pro guitarist's tone.

So crank your amp.

Wrong.

Only if you own a tube amp, and you don't value cleans

If you crank an SS practice amp, SS clipping will ensue, and that is no fun.
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Quote by CORT noob
Wrong.

Only if you own a tube amp, and you don't value cleans

If you crank an SS practice amp, SS clipping will ensue, and that is no fun.


Yeah but sympathetic feedback is really key. I didn't really mean to crank it all the way, just as far as possible before his amp stops sounding like his amp.

Alot of newer players don't realise that its impossible to get a pro-sounding tone on anything when you're playing with the volume knob at 1.
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Quote by Kutanmoogle
Yeah but sympathetic feedback is really key. I didn't really mean to crank it all the way, just as far as possible before his amp stops sounding like his amp.

Alot of newer players don't realise that its impossible to get a pro-sounding tone on anything when you're playing with the volume knob at 1.

I concur.

Also, using an attenuater won't help, it is more about the speakers affecting the strings. Get closer to your amp. Maybe kick on a distortion pedal, but keep it weak.
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