#1
Hey guys,
I've recently noticed that my eletric guitar (with a Lespaul style bridge) has incredibly low sustain, plugged AND unplugged, so it's not a problem with pickups or the amp or whatever. I'm still not sure what caused this, I changed the strings, without changing the gauge, then the problem occured. I tried raising the string height, and lowering it, nothing seems to fix it. I just feel that the strings aren't "vibrating" enough, specially at higher frets.
Tips ?
Thanks in advance,
#5
amp's effect your sustain by having a high or low out put to it. Such that a high gain amp will give a greater sustain then opposed to a low gain amp.
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#8
don't touch the truss rod if you dont know what your doing

edit: i mixed an s with a t, big deal
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Last edited by Ghold125 at Aug 14, 2008,
#12
Try raising your action or upping your string gauge a bit first.

edit: I just saw that you already tried this.

When you changed your strings, did you change one at a time? or did you remove all the old ones at once?
Last edited by al112987 at Aug 14, 2008,
#14
I removed them all at once,
I just noticed that the action at Lower Frets seems lower than the higher frets, I get no buzz at all at the 12th fret, and at higher frets, but at the 1st fret till 3rd or so, I get a weird buzz, Raising the bridge didnt help... Help pl0x

Edit : What difference does it make, if i remove them all at once or one by one ?
Last edited by Darkshade666 at Aug 16, 2008,
#15
Quote by Darkshade666
What difference does it make, if i remove them all at once or one by one ?

a lot, you are removing the tension from the neck and body of the guitar, which can make the neck do some weird things. You might just want to take it to a tech and have them look at it.
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#16
Ive been looking through some Youtube videos... Apparently removing all strings at once affects the "straightness" of the neck, so it's definetly the Truss Rod where I should be focusing. I heard it can damage the guitar permanently, Im taking it to the tech, worth the 50$