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Hello, Could anyone please tell me were I can find Sustain in the effects on the pod hd500 all software is up to date and running the latest version.

 

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Simbo. :unsure:  

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On the Dynamics, red comp, blue, vetta, tube, and 1 more that I miss the name.

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Use compressors. They will push the volume up without allowing it to clip, making quiet instances of volumes be louder and give the illusion of more sustain.

 

Once the volume goes below the noise floor, or the actual time the vibrations of your strings stop, you're out of luck. Sustain ultimately depends on your guitar's setup.

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remember also that any amp when pushed hard beyond a certain point adds a natural compression/sustain to the notes you play, so if you need more than normal sustain with clean sounds, compressors are definitely the way to go, and the more you push the amp into the saturated/overdriven territory the less you need compressors contribute

 

True. Like I said though, the biggest problem is the noise floor. Once the note gets low enough you'll start to hear the background noise of the guitar. The Variax is an extremely quiet guitar when you're not playing anything, but even that has it's noise floor. 

 

Another thing I did, was back my magnetic pickups off a bit when I got my Variax. They were too high for my taste, and notes were dying off like crazy, only lasting 1-2 seconds even with distortion on the unwound strings high on the fretboard. 

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Hi, Thanks for your input on this. Is there a fx box I could buy that you could recommend that would give me the sustain.

 

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Simbo 

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If you are using the HD500, just add a compressor in the chain.

 

If you're just buying an individual stompbox, take your pick, but the Dynacomp is a tried and true pedal (pretty sure it's the red one in the HD500).

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I have a LOT of amps, and some like some compression, others just like a clean boost. I would experiment with that.

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