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Drive Pedal[s] For Getting Long Sustained Notes

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by howlin, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. Blackie1956

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    Delay, set just right, plus overdrive.
     
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    ^^

    He uses two tube screamers in tandem and I think he holds/sustains this note from 10:43 - 13:36. Can't imagine needing to hold a note that long, but if that's what you're looking for....dual tube screamers will get you there.
     
  3. rockclimber

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    A compression pedal is what you want. Put any drive/distortion pedal in front, or play through it clean. They are noisy though. Quietest one I've found is the Keely.
     
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    Compressor into an OD or a compressed configuration of clipping diodes. Hoof fuzz is a good option, Timmy has a compressed setting as well.
     
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    I can't necessarily tell you what's gonna work with headphones. It could be what you really need is a compressor, as I'm sure others have said.

    However...

    I've experimented with a ton of different drives to find what has the most sustain. I've tried multiple TS clones, the boss Bluesdriver, the Timmy, the EQD Westwood, the EQD Speaker Cranker, the JHS Morning Glory, the Way Huge Red Llama, and probably a bunch more I'm forgetting.

    The one thing that blew them all away was the J. Rockett Archer. Longest sustain by far and, with the gain really cranked, harmonics like I've never heard from anything else.

    That's a pricy one, but you might get similar results out of an EHX Soul Food.
     
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    I’m surprised this hasn’t been mention yet, but the Electro Harmonix Freeze is an infinite sustain pedal. Easier to play with than an eBow and you can use it with any guitar rather than being limited to one with a sustainer pickup.
     
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    Be mindful of your hearing. Running too much boost or fuzz can become deafening when it is pumped straight into your ears.
     
  8. Auherre756

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    For years I've had good results plugged into a Tech 21 CompTORTION pedal. Not sure if it provides the sound you're looking for, though.
     
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    My gut says "humbucker" is your answer here.
     
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    That's what I was thinking too...

     
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    Also ... EHX Freq-out.
    There's your Peter Green 'Supernatural' right there.
     
  12. Jay Jernigan

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    Just mentioned: Freeze pedal.
    Previously mentioned: compressor.
    Also previously mentioned: Boss Metal Zone.
    Used to do a good bit of Santana with a band and my Strat needed some help, so, guitar, comp, BMZ, Deluxe Reverb. Got me there. Headphones are not going to interact, but you should get long lasting results.
     
  13. GearGeek01

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    Its not a drive pedal that will give you sustain, it is a compressor. Not sure what compressor you have but I'd fiddle around with the knobs until you found the sustain you're looking for...

    Or maybe get a better compressor that is actually doing what it is supposed to be doing.
     
  14. Tele295

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    This pedal is fun for at-home sustain. I usually play slide through it.

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    Think you mean Digitech Freq-out.
     
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    This is another "infinite sustain" pedal:

     
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    Freqout is the only pedal I know that does a great job.
     
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    Ts9 gain at 9 o'clock, level all the way up and tone just cracked open into any reasonably drivey pedal (OCD in LP mode with gain around noonish is what I have at the moment) and a pinch of delay and verb to taste. Done
    Or LP straight into a Boogie V
     
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    Have a listen to Robbie McIntosh's demo of the Sliderig.

     
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    If you are really looking for a drive = overdrive I would strongly recommend the Boss OD3. Lo Mid High drive possible, low end, effective tone control, much more sustain than competitors. I use it since YEARS in front of clean amps (and with headphones) and it always sounds like a full cranked amp with OD up front. Not expensive either...
     
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