#2
i belive they might be using an eletric guitar and and amplifier but im not 100% sure.
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i belive they might be using an eletric guitar and and amplifier but im not 100% sure.

After some extensive research I can confirm this.
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I believe Vai has a sustainer pickup in the neck pup slot of his main JEM.
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Feedback, i presume you're talking about the transition into FIABD? Google it
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#7
try distortion pedals, maybe put 2 in a row, or use a distortion pedal and put a clean booster in front of it, that helps to keep the sustain up
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#8
yeah vai has a sustainer in his Jem, i duno bout the others tho. Seems like satch just uses the amps feedback along with the whammy bar.
#9
well for starters vai has a sustainer so that explains anything he might be doing, other than that its likely utilising controlled feedback due to the volume of the amps - satch does this a lot
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i belive they might be using an eletric guitar and and amplifier but im not 100% sure.


yep thats his secret
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Having never seen the video, I was going to suggest something similar.
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#16
Probably a Fernades Sustainer pickup on a moog guitar. That sustains FOREVER (literally).
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#17
i saw the guitarist from U2 use something wich made his guitar sustain and sound like it was feedback . what is that?
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i saw the guitarist from U2 use something wich made his guitar sustain and sound like it was feedback . what is that?


That sounds like a Fernandes sustainer to me.
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Having never seen the video, I was going to suggest something similar.

Ditto
#21
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It could be active pickips. EMG's for example give tons of sustain, but are pretty colourless tone-wise.
#22
I haven't listened yet, and I'm probably out of my realm here but I can get 10-20 seconds of sustain and I don't have anything fancy. I have a Passive Dunan higher gain pup maybe and I do have to roll the volume up, which they are obviously not doing.

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i saw the guitarist from U2 use something wich made his guitar sustain and sound like it was feedback . what is that?


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yep thats his secret

Haha. There is a powerful fan at his feet that not only blows his hair back and keeps him cool but also blows on his strings, keeping them vibrating nearly as well as a Fernandes Sustainer.

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SERIOUS ANSWER:

It could be active pickips. EMG's for example give tons of sustain, but are pretty colourless tone-wise.

Vai is a D'Marzio endorser so I doubt he gets his sustain from EMGs. Also, his tone is pretty colorful, no? Does D'Marzio make active models of their pickups?
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#26
My Micro Amp/Dyna Comp in the neck posish, or Big Muff and Comp both give me at least 15 seconds.
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#27
It's just feedback. It's one of those magical things that happens when you play at concert volumes standing close to your amp. Controlling it is another matter, and something overlooked by many.
#29
there are many ways of getting endless sustain... but:

That sounds like a Fernandes sustainer to me.
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#31
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well yeah but satch doesnt have one on his guitar... and also he doesn't stand faced to the amp


He doesn't have to, take good technique + good guitar + high gain tube amp and you have loads of sustain.
#33
It could be feedback rather than just sustain.

Tube amps often have that effect.
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#35
Guys, I think I know what he might have been using. I'm not sure if someone thought of this, but there's this pedal by Boss it was discontinued.
The Boss Super Distortion/Feedbacker...it's on Ebay, check it out. also seen on youtube. IT"S SICK NASTY!!!!
but yeah, u get controlled feedback from stepping on it. it's awesomeness. hope this helps!
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Guys, I think I know what he might have been using. I'm not sure if someone thought of this, but there's this pedal by Boss it was discontinued.
The Boss Super Distortion/Feedbacker...it's on Ebay, check it out. also seen on youtube. IT"S SICK NASTY!!!!
but yeah, u get controlled feedback from stepping on it. it's awesomeness. hope this helps!

the trouble with that is that the distorted tone of that pedal is kinda crappy and you can't do the feedback thing without the distortion.
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#37
compressor, and feedback from the amp possibly
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#39
decent neck joints help

as does ****loads of volume

and good finger vibrato

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