toddkc Posted October 6, 2022 Share Posted October 6, 2022 Hey everyone, I am having an issue and assume it's mainly just my lack of knowledge on how I should solve it. So I have three guitars, a Godin XTSA, an ibanez S670, and an Epiphone with Fishman Fluence pickups. The Godin and Ibanez just have their respective branded pickups, nothing aftermarket. My issue is that all three guitars get NO sustain at all through my helix (and previously my pod go). I've tried all sorts of patch creation, and at this point I have the input gate off, pad off, impedence auto (first enabled), a compressor up front going into a boost and then a high-gain amp, using various combos of cabs, dual-cabs, and IRs. I hit a note above the 12th-fret, hold it and add a touch of vibrato, and it decays almost instantly. It's awful! I know there are "high-output" pickups, and people spend money on dimarzio/seymourduncan/whatever pickups because they are better than godin/ibanez branded pickups. But I thought when I got the fishman fluence one it would be different. Nope. No sustain at all. My ibanez has a floyd and the instant I try to use that on a note....note dies. For the record I have also tried a lot of pickup height adjustments on all three guitars to see if any higher/lower positions help. No difference, until I get to the extremes of course. I also have several different cables and even a wireless setup I have tried for getting the guitar to the helix. So....the only thing I have found that works is adding a +12db gain block up front. I really don't want to waste the block though if I can avoid it. And none of the presets I've downloaded do this, but the videos always seem to have great lead lines with gobs of sustain. I would love to get some advice that could help me learn a bit and solve my issue. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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