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Do heavier bodies like a Les Paul really sustain better than lighter ones?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. suave eddie

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    Awww, come on guys, it's so simple. Maybe you need a refresher course. ... It's all ball bearings nowadays. Now you prepare that Fetzer valve with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads.
     
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    I learned about this the hard way when I saw flickers of light in microscope images when an LED control panel was placed too close to the lens. LED’s have a duty cycle. They pulse on and off. They’re not a continuous illumination device like an incandescent bulb. The flickering is something that would only be noticeable from a single LED with a single color output.
     
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    You can run any guitar through a compressor and it will sustain for days no matter what it weighs.
     
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    Custom shop and 20 year old (minimum) guitar bodies sustain the longest. Always make sure the wood is aged :).
     
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    Ok guys, the most important thing to remember when disposing of a body...
     
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    Well, I actually was wondering about the LED flickering thing... it's been driving me insane every Christmas since we bought those lights.
     
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    My only research is that my "keeper" guitars that sustain well unplugged are generally heavy. My two Strats that are keepers (out of probably 12 in the last 20 years) are both about 8.5#. They were simply kept because they have the "mojo".
    Take that with whatever thoughts you need to..
     
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    Natural sustain is for sissy's. A real man can wiggle that string all day.
     
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    Yes - they switch off and on instantaneously, with no "afterglow" or whatever as an incandescent bulb would. We have the same sets of lights outside the house as well as on the tree, so I can't go anywhere around here without seeing it...
     
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    Which have you tried?
     
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    That's what she said.
     
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    Yes, but only on Thursdays.
     
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    Nope.


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    If you play loud enough, and move around a little, you can get almost any note to go into feedback. There's no longer sustain than feedback.
     
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