#1
hey
i have a ibanez rg370dx and has not very much sustain do you guys recommed anything for sustain for my guitar thanks
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#2
sustainnnnnnnnnn pedal...
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#4
what about the groovetube fat finger?
is it any good?
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#5
Block the tremolo would be the best thing.

A compressor will help a bit, as will simply improving technique
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#6
a tube amp lol. solid state amps dont have a natural volume drop off like tubes do so it is taken as a loss of sustain. sell some of your stuff for a tube head? lol thats what i would do :P.

but if u dont want to do that, sustain pedal is the way to go. its usually a function thats a part of a comp pedal. or u can get an overdrive pedal but the comp would be better i think.
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#8
my teacher recommeded a groove tube fat finger, has any one tried it?
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#9
A fat finger is not going to help that much. You can try it, but a little technique will help more than a chunk of metal.
A SS amp and a skinny little guitar with a skinny little neck and a trem is not a good sustain setup.
#10
It depends on what kind of sustain... if you want an infinite constant sustain, you may want to get a ebow instead.
#15
Or a guitar made out of a decent amount of wood.
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#16
higher gauge strings?
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#17
Check your pickup height too

You don't want them too close or you'll choke your sustain out
#18
Well, depends whether you need to just sustain 1 note, or generally. Cause if its the latter then, as has been said - nice amp, compression, better technique, check p/u height.

If its the former however, you can just use feedback - hold the note down, mute all the other strings, and hold your guitar in front of your amp, the sound coming out at the correct frequency (natural/resonant frequency) will vibrate your strings, and so come out of the amp etc. its a loop that can continue indefinitely, as long as you hold the note and the guitar is in the right place.
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#19
Why is it that everytime one of these threads appears someone chimes in with "sustain pedal"? There's no such thing, there are compressors which *can* be used to improve sustain in certain situations but that's not what they're designed for, it's just a side effect. They tend to work best with clean tones, they can be extremely noisy with distortion.
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#20
if that guitar has a locking tremolo then you might want to check out
http://floydupgrades.com
maybe the blocks can fit onto the edge
i just got this one
http://floydupgrades.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66&products_id=184
for my OFR. haven't installed it yet. i want to record the differences but its going to be a bit of a deal switching them out.
i can tell you, the brass block alone weighs about as much as the entire floyd bridge itself
#21
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Why is it that everytime one of these threads appears someone chimes in with "sustain pedal"? There's no such thing, there are compressors which *can* be used to improve sustain in certain situations but that's not what they're designed for, it's just a side effect. They tend to work best with clean tones, they can be extremely noisy with distortion.




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#24
have look on how matt bellamy gets ultimate sustain summit to do with a ubar in his guitar
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WHY!!?? That's one really groovy looking pedal...
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