me too. These models are crap
Really? Working on it for 2-3 years and they're crap? Perhaps rushed, but not crap. I agree they need to fix some of the unrealistic issues the guitar has.
One thing I have to question is this "sustain" emulation. First off, what if we have a 69? That's a strat guitar already, wouldn't the hardware already compromise sustain? If anything, Strat needs to be left alone and LP and others need to be boosted in sustain with a subtle compressor.
I also agree with the string volume issue. Unless they're absolutely sure that's how a strat acts, then I don't think it should be doing that. It also doesn't count if it's because the guitar you modeled has the pickups extremely low riding on the treble side. Set the guitar up properly.
I wonder if they still did things through algorithmal frequency analyzing processes and if they did something strange to some of the guitars that makes it a bit off. I'm not sure how that all happens, but obviously if it's doing something it shouldn't do, they need to be fixed.
I think disregarding that, they sound really great, like I said, they need to fix some of the glitches, and yes there are glitches whether or not you want to admit it.
Perhaps it's hardware issue as well, that for some reason there's a difference between piezo e and b on people's guitars that gets thrown off harder on 2.0/2.1 than 1.9 and below.
If that IS an issue though, I highly suggest adjusting the global volumes on the E and B even if it sounds fine on the LP and other humbucker guitars.
What you should do is run it into a DAW or something you can analyze the volumes with. Hit each string and make sure they're at the right settings you'd like. I prefer all the volumes to be even so that a string doesn't drown out another string when playing chords.
Play each string as hard as you can and even out the volumes between them all.
It's how I set up the string volume on my 600, sounds great. Just high enough to be loud and just low enough for all the models not to clip the signal.