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Old 2005-11-15, 15:20
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sustain on floating bridge

hello... i noticed that my guitar has very little sustain compared to other guitars. is it because of the floating bridge? i don't think its the pickups because i have a tonezone(B) and a paf pro(N). i'm considering blocking the bridge with a block of wood or something. but, will it be noticably better? or just a tad? i use an ibanez rg... thanks in advance for replies
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Old 2005-11-15, 15:23
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floating bridges fuck up a lot of suastain, cuz theres a big fucking hole in the body to fit the trem in, blocking it wont help a lot either i guess, the big piece of wood is still missing so
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Old 2005-11-15, 15:34
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also, i used to have a rg with a pafpro and tinezone, but i didnt think they had a lot of outputt rilli, but i guess its what ur used to
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Old 2005-11-15, 16:39
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My guitar has tons of sustain. And it has a ofr
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Old 2005-11-15, 19:52
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i dun think high output pickups = great sustain
something else must be the problem...
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Old 2005-11-16, 00:13
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how high is your action? what kind of strings do you use(brand and gauge)?

do you use any kind of noise suppressor?
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Old 2005-11-16, 06:00
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action is a little lower than the standard factory settings... and im using the ernie ball RPS slinkys 0.09... could this be the problem?
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Old 2005-11-16, 06:01
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and i forgot i use a gateway too...
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Old 2005-11-16, 07:21
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and i forgot i use a gateway too...
that might be it then i guess not sure cuz i know shit bout gates
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Old 2005-11-16, 07:28
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Some gates tend to suck tone. Just a matter of fine tuning them
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Old 2005-11-16, 12:13
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action is a little lower than the standard factory settings... and im using the ernie ball RPS slinkys 0.09... could this be the problem?

9's with low action could definately affect it.

and your noise gate.... yeah... probably has alot to do with it. try playing without the noise gate to see if you can get more sustain. you may just need to upgrade the gate to someting a bit more transparent.
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Old 2005-11-16, 12:26
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alright... i'll tweak abit and get back if there r any problems... thanks for the useful advice
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Old 2005-11-16, 12:41
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Just one more question...what tuning are you in?
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Old 2005-11-16, 13:45
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i use standard tuning
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