#1
So I just got my new valvetronix like 3 hours ago and i was playing it when I noticed that the sustain of my guitar has lessened, which is weird cuz i've been using a 10w starter amp and the sustain through that was great when i had the amp cranked, but the sustain through the valvetronix is kinda lacking. Has anyone else had this problem?
Should i just compensate using the compressor?

Also, on an off-topic question, how long should sustain last? I hear things like sustain on Gibson Les Pauls are great but i never hear any figures. How much sustain is "great"? 10 seconds? 20 seconds?
#2
Wow, I wish I had money for a VOX and could still be totally ignorant of basic gear.
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#3
technique too man.. i pulsate my finger on a note i wanna sustain for a longer time. And a sustainer/compressor would help. oh and i guess make sure you dont have a noise gate on somewhere?
#4
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Wow, I wish I had money for a VOX and could still be totally ignorant of basic gear.



...The Valvetronix is hardly a pricey amp, your amp is better.
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#5
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Wow, I wish I had money for a VOX and could still be totally ignorant of basic gear.

Yeah, it wasn't that far back in the past that i thought that I was planning to buy a Line 6 Spider
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technique too man.. i pulsate my finger on a note i wanna sustain for a longer time. And a sustainer/compressor would help. oh and i guess make sure you dont have a noise gate on somewhere?

The noise gate is off and I don't think it's my technique. It's just that on the other amp, the sustain is better than on the Vox.
#6
it is probably your it could be one of the pre-amps that you chose. some ofthem have less sustain than others
Last edited by ironman1478 at Feb 1, 2008,
#7
^ A lot of modelling features in my experience can to an extent kill off sustain, because of how the signal is altered.
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