Increasing sustain in a H2

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  1. H2-DGT

    H2-DGT New Member

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    I have an 05 H2 that is a wonderful guitar to practice with, but when I try to gig with it I cannot get a real consistent level of sustain that works for classic rock. I have seen videos with Emil and Mike Scott seemingly getting loads of sustain comparable to a solid-body guitar; any suggestions?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    More gain. More loud.

    Somewhere in the balance between those two is the sweet spot you're looking for.
     
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  3. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    You’ll also have to stand in the sweet spot of the speaker cab to get the right balance of sustain and controllable feedback. Too much = bad and “squeelie”. Just right = :cool:. More speakers can also make that job a little easier at less volume.
     
  4. Mr_You

    Mr_You New Member

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    If it has the original Archtop pickups then they are going to be pretty weak.

    I'd swap in a set of 57/08s and see if they work for you.
     
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  5. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Excellent recommendation! I did this for my '04 HB and it was a drastic improvement. I liked the stock Archtop pickups so little I'd managed to blot them from my memory.
     

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