#1
Lately i have been wanting to get a better sounding solo tone, since i dont liek the boost of my Boss SD-1 or my Metal Muff.
So now, i have turned my attentions to a EQ or a Compressor/Sustainer.
I want the EQ so i can pinpoint my favourable tone, but then again i want the compressor/sustainer so i can get those long sounding notes.

I've been looking at the MXR EQ's 6/10 band, and wondering how much better the 10 is than the 6.
I want a sustainer because i have barely any sustain on my strat and i want to play FTLOG, but i cant do the intro because of the 2 second sustain =/
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#2
i would say the EQ
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#4
i'd say compressor. i never turn mine off (on a strat). but a compressor will not give you long sustain easily, technique and volume etc are more important. it'll make your notes sustain only slightly longer, and some comps have a really sweetening squishy effect, some add some sparkle.
#5
Compressors sound awsome on Strats, it evens out the twangy sound by boosting the lower frequencies. I use mine mainly to fatten up the sound of my amp's gain at lower volumes though. They do have a very good lead tone however if your looking for that mellow kinda smooth lead sound. I don't see much difference an eq' would make...
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#6
EQ, you can do so much with the MXR 10-band. I never turn mine off, ever.
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#7
You should have plenty of sustain on a Strat. Something is wrong. You may be looking for infinite sustain, then high gain/distortion, or clean with a compressor. Do you have a decent amp?
#8
Strats aren't exactly renowned for their sustain. By the way, what the hell is EQ?

Is it something you plug into your amp to mod your sound?

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#9
yeah basically you can create the sound you want. yeah well my strat has quite bad sustain, i have a cort in indonesia that cost me about $300 and it has more sustain..
so then a super comp or dyna comp?
btw i play metal, and i wont be using the cleans for much, only breakdowns
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