Pedal for sustain?

June 3rd, 2011, 09:27 AM

Got a Tele MIJ '52 reissue , and last week got a little Fender Champion 600 (just swapped out the tubes for a couple of better ones)

I am very happy with the result and pretty much the amp gives me everything I need in the house and a bit of recording.

I play country style and have no real need for a pedal on this amp playing country.

But just need some sustain at times (a blues solo here and there)... I don't want dirt or volume

Any suggestions as I am a newbie in the pedal world


June 3rd, 2011, 09:41 AM
A Barber LTD with the gain turned down should get you there. A nice compressor like a Keeley could also do it. The Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone is supposed to do clean sustain, but I've never tried one. Good luck!

June 3rd, 2011, 09:59 AM
A compressor. Any will do. I prefer Ross variants but a 75 dollar Dyna Comp will work fantastic.

June 3rd, 2011, 10:06 AM
Hmm... Well, with country pickin' a compressor is already a must. And you need sustain? Clean sustain?

Do yourself a favor and get a Boss CS-3.

June 3rd, 2011, 11:12 AM
Rogue Vintage Compresssor.
Sustains my notes into oblivion without adding too much volume.
3 knobs give you good control.

June 3rd, 2011, 12:25 PM
+1 on the dyna comp

June 3rd, 2011, 12:34 PM
1+ on the Comp 66

June 3rd, 2011, 12:38 PM
Any distortion or overdrive pedal will give you sustain, but it may greatly alter the sound of your guitar depending on how much gain you use.

June 3rd, 2011, 03:34 PM
Thanks for all those thoughts guys....I am heading towards ebay now