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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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trem + sustain... ?

I noticed another slight problem with my jem, when I use the wammy it kills the sustain and I cant even hear the note through a mix, because it kills the volume and sustain of it... My best guess is that the action is to low and when I wammy, it hits the frets? any ideas? it even happens when pushign down on the wammy.

Also, its squeeling like a bitch, and I don't know why. Why is my jem squeeling!!! I cant think of any reason other than pickups need potting? they are origional from 1990 is that unusual?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 01:44 AM
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Re: trem + sustain... ?

And also i remember something.. Sounds funny but. When i dive with using tremolo arm, all strings loose(they should be lol) except high E. Is it normal? This question is so silly for a guy that play electric guitar for 6 years but my old guitar has trs-505 tremolo and edge pro is far away from that
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 03:03 AM
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Re: trem + sustain... ?

My high E doesn't slacken much either, a little, but not like the low E or anything.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 08:19 AM
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Re: trem + sustain... ?

It is all to do with string tension!
Low E has less tension than the A and so on etc etc... is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 12:13 PM
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Re: trem + sustain... ?

Yes you're right
silly question for a 6yr guitar player. lol
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 02:10 PM
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Re: trem + sustain... ?

Agreed............the high E thing is normal. As far as sustain, could be fretting out as you suggested, or perhaps the pick up height is too high. Maybe the magnets are sucking up the string. Squeeling? Too many varibles, i.e. EQ'ing, volume in relation to where your standing, pick ups, amp, so on & so on......
I had a Universe that didnt really squeal, but because of the front recess, you could hear alot of body noise. I stuffed tissue paper in the cavities and it quieted it down massively. Have no idea if any of that helped...............but there ya go. Theres my 2.5 cents
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