#1
If i went about glueing blocks of wood into my strat, would that increase sustain? I'd use alder.

btw, i know that it's a very elementary idea
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#2
like the fat fingers thing? u wouldn't need to glue anything. just clamp it on.
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#3
So it'd work? Would it be noticeable?
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i doubt that gluing random pieces of wood would make any difference. especially because sustain has to do with how long the strings vibrate for, and adding mass to the body like that actually might hinder sustain. i'd try different string saddles or that thing that clamps to the headstock.
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#5
making it heavier does. clamp some thick metal both on the end of the guitar's body, and one on the headstock
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making it heavier does. clamp some thick metal both on the end of the guitar's body, and one on the headstock


So metal would be of a better outcome?
Sorry for my ignorance towards this
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I heard of adding metal rails into the back of the wood. I really don't know how that adds sustain but supposedly it does.
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#9
What if yuo did it in the pickguard cavity? Would that mess with the pickup's magnets?
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^did u block your tremolo yet? in the pickup cavity it will mess with the magnets. but in the control cavity, it won't. but be sure to shield it because it will cause hum.
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What if yuo did it in the pickguard cavity? Would that mess with the pickup's magnets?


Not if the filler material you're using is made of lead. Hint hint.
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^did u block your tremolo yet? in the pickup cavity it will mess with the magnets. but in the control cavity, it won't. but be sure to shield it because it will cause hum.


I have one the few MIJ hardtails

and i'll take the lead into consideration
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#13
replace the nut with a bone nut. if it has one already, get a brass nut.
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replace the nut with a bone nut. if it has one already, get a brass nut.

okay oaky, thanks.
are there any other ways to get more sustain? Besides gettint a fernandes sustainer, and from natural feedback, of course.
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Thicker strings tend to sustain longer.
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Thicker strings tend to sustain longer.


i've got 11s, i know i could go thicker but after that i can't bend.
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i've got 11s, i know i could go thicker but after that i can't bend.


Try out some compressors, those tend to add a little bit of length.
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#18
Do you REALLY need that much sustain? And I'm +1 on the compressor idea
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