#1
Is it in tehcnique or does the amp play a role, cause I"m not using one and that may be the problem
#3
for bends it all comes down to finger strength. and what kind of strings you have on them. for sustain it is the guitar itself, pickups, amp, etc.
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#4
Quote by Zvahl
Is it in tehcnique or does the amp play a role, cause I"m not using one and that may be the problem


Obviously if you're not using an amp you're not going to hear much
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#5
Amps make things louder. Electric guitars are actually rather quiet.
USE AN AMP! If that doesn't work, then it might be the sustain.
#6
Plus the artificial distortion in an amp causes a slight return and makes the strings resonate more and the notes sound for longer.
#7
Trust me, once you plug your guitar into an amp and hold a note, it just keeps going and going and going and going and going.

But without an amp you won't hear the sustain. The string is still vibrating, you just can't hear it.
#8
Effects like delay + lots of sustain = Long bends. It's simple math. =P