I have a new love.
- Aug 25, 2011
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Ya never know, everything in life is a cycle.. Why not this..Maybe the cycle has started again. I remember in the late 70s early 80s, everything was about "sustain", from pancake bodies to neck-through construction to heavy tailpieces to brass nuts. I believe at one point Yamaha would let you special order an entire Ford Anglia built into the body of an SBG 3000. I remember my poor soaking-wet 130 lb 16 year-old frame trying to wear some of those monsters on a strap.
But in my case, I don't have a sustain issue. I mean I'm not playing an organ here. I can't imagine any more sustain then what my '81 is giving me now. I think that is generally the norm for a LP.. Not an exception..
I do subscribe to the point made about a Floyd Rose Big Block effect. I have experienced that myself. It does make a big difference.. However, in the FR case the trem is also the bridge. It does not resemble the tune-O-Matic of a LP.. So in the case of the LP, the effect of a heavy tail might be negated by the bridge intercepting the string vibrations.
My PRS is another one where sustain is a non issue..