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thijsmans
post May 24 2009, 05:05 PM
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hi guys,

im having some sustain isseus here,

i have a Ibanez SV, and on the higher notes the sound just dies very soon,

any suggestions?

ive heard something like it was about the pickups?

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post May 24 2009, 05:19 PM
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there are a few things here:


A) Uneven fret
cool.gif Pick ups are too close to the string
C) your strings are dead
D) your truss rod is not straight


now answer me this...when you say it dies, how many seconds does it hold till it dies?


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post May 24 2009, 05:20 PM
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Well it could be a few things.

Pickup hight (to low or high). String action could be to low maybe and the note is getting fretted out.

A sound sample would help me give better advise.

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post May 24 2009, 06:20 PM
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A tech will be able to tell you mate and give you a quote to fix it should any work be required, what amp are you playing through?
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post May 24 2009, 06:48 PM
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well,

im playing through a marshall MG 30dfx, via a pod x3 live,

how far my strings are from my elements, that length is less then a nail tongue.gif

here is a sound sample, i have just jayd a mic before my amp....

1th strike: 12th fret, G string
2th strike: 15th fret G string
3th strike: 19th fret, G string
4th strike: 12th fret B string
5th strike: 15th fret B string
6th strike: 19th fret B string
7th strike: 12th fret upper E string
8th strike: 15th fret E string
9th strike: 19th fret E string
10th strike: 3th fret A string
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post May 24 2009, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE (thijsmans @ May 24 2009, 12:48 PM) *
im playing through a marshall MG 30dfx, via a pod x3 live,


Do you have a noise gate in your pod's current patch? If so, is it set perhaps a little too high?

edit: Just gave it a listen and that really sounds like the magnetic elements in your pickups are influencing the vibration of your strings. I'd still check to make sure you didn't enable an overly-zealous noise gate effect as well, just in case.

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post May 24 2009, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (jafomatic @ May 24 2009, 08:11 PM) *
Do you have a noise gate in your pod's current patch? If so, is it set perhaps a little too high?

edit: Just gave it a listen and that really sounds like the magnetic elements in your pickups are influencing the vibration of your strings. I'd still check to make sure you didn't enable an overly-zealous noise gate effect as well, just in case.


no, no noise gate... but the mic was not picking every decibel up...
so, how can i prevent my elements from influecing my vibrations?
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post May 24 2009, 08:27 PM
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well. about pickups, most strings are magnetic, and becuase pickups are fairly strong magnets for their size, if the pickup is too close to the string it will pull the string towards it, killing sustain. If you really think this is a problem, you move the pickup down (with either the screws that humbuckers have on the individual holes, or you can use the screws on your pickup rings.)
I have had a sustain problem, and I think one of the best ways to solve it is actually the strings you are using. If you are using very light guage strings, then the high notes will not be as powerful. Ibanez guitars come with really thin strings (probably 9's), so you might want to buy thicker strings next time. However, this makes them harder to bend.


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