Sustain for EVEN MORE days!!!

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Sustain for EVEN MORE days!!!

Post by zhivago » Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:54 pm

:o  ???

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Re: Sustain for EVEN MORE days!!!

Post by burker » Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:57 pm

yeah I remember that guy from lurking on the other forum.....
he used .09 strings aswell...../?

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Re: Sustain for EVEN MORE days!!!

Post by zhivago » Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:06 pm

I guess this is the complete opposite extreme of me...I've always been happy with the stock bridge, 10-52 strings and 40-year old pickups, whereas he likes a humbucker on the bridge, a mustang bridge and the strings wrapped around a buzz stop.

different strokes an' all that, I guess :)
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Post by Infliktor » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:37 pm

I love the stock bridge on mine also.  I have great sustain on mine with 11-50 D'Addario Chromes.  Some of that may be attributable to the tightest neck pocket on a Fender I have ever seen

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Post by chrisjedijane » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:38 pm

:o :o :o

that's utterly ridiculous...
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Re: Sustain for EVEN MORE days!!!

Post by Yannic » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:39 pm

Why would you wrap your strings arround a buzz stop? Does this generate more sustain? And if so, why? I mean, the idea behind the buzz stop is that you increase the angle that the strings make with the bridge right? To prevent the whole typical jazzmaster/jaguar buzz. I can understand how this results in more force directed downwards on the bridge and thus, hopefully more sustain. But what does wrapping your strings arround the buzz stop add?

just wondering ;)

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Post by i love sharin foo » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:06 pm

Yannic wrote: But what does wrapping your strings arround the buzz stop add?
Sustain for TWO WEEKS!!!  ::)  It seems like the trem wouldn't work as well with them wrapped around like that. It would probably cause quite a bit of friction and bind the strings too much. If I felt like I needed to drastically improve the sustain of a JM, I would probably just get something else. But that's just me.

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Post by aen » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:20 pm

how to scratch the crap out of a buzzstop in 3 easy steps
I prefer their older stuff.

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Post by Maggieo » Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:17 pm

BUY A LES PAUL ALREADY!!!!!
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Re: Sustain for EVEN MORE days!!!

Post by mezcalhead » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:53 pm

Yannic wrote: what does wrapping your strings arround the buzz stop add?

just wondering
Yep .. so are the rest of us! I can't imagine it would improve sustain, although it might take two weeks to get a whole tone bend out of the trem.
Maggieo wrote: BUY A LES PAUL ALREADY!!!!!
Exactly .. or at least a Jag HH .. humbuckers and tune-o-matic as standard.
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Re: Sustain for EVEN MORE days!!!

Post by Yannic » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:05 am

ah well, I see that I'm not the only one wondering about this. But honestly, why do you want to have sustain for 2 weeks? I mean, I think my jazzmaster has enough sustain anyway. Why should one want more?

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Post by mynameisjonas » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:35 am

now that´s just silly... ::)
mezcalhead wrote: I can't imagine it would improve sustain, although it might take two weeks to get a whole tone bend out of the trem.
Maggieo wrote: BUY A LES PAUL ALREADY!!!!!
Exactly .. or at least a Jag HH .. humbuckers and tune-o-matic as standard.
couldn´t agree more. the trem must be unusable that way, so a HH jag would both look and perform better.

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Post by mynameisjonas » Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:45 am

ahaaa... that jag belongs to Gibson-Alien. i should have known..

i think he already has an HH jag ;D

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Re: Sustain for EVEN MORE days!!!

Post by Ursoluno » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:15 am

I can understand the silliness about the wrapping the strings around the buzz stop.  That's a definite head-scratcher, for sure...

...but why the comments about the humbucker?  Didn't Sonic Youth throw humbuckers into tons of Jaguars/Jazzmasters?

It just seems like a double standard, that's all.

Keep in mind, this is coming from someone who has neither humbuckers nor a buzz stop attached to his Jaguar.
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Re: Sustain for EVEN MORE days!!!

Post by zhivago » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:33 am

I think that adding a humbucker while going for a buzz stop, a mustang bridge etc etc basically shows someone who wants an offset-shaped Les Paul or something, that's all.

as far as the Sonic Youth guitars go, the only ones of theirs I like that sport humbuckers, are the ones that have the Wide Range ones on...because the particular pups have a sound of their own....
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