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No sustain on the hated 2008 Standard, here's the cure

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Hi guys.

 

I own a 2008 Les Paul Standard (from 2009) and I absolutly love this guitar, especially the neck, the feel of the fretboard and the overall quality. The only thing missing was some suuuuuustain !!! [confused]

 

A few days ago, I went to my technician for a little problem with the jack input (turned out it was just dirty...) and I also asked him about the lack of sustain. I started to look at the tail piece and he just screwed the four little allen bolts that are on the

tune-o-matic and tail piece and said to me it should improve the sustain by reducing vibrations or something...

 

It turned out to be a good idea : the sustain is now a lot better.

 

I'm sharing my little story because I'm pretty sure other players have experienced the same with the 2008 Standard.

 

On my side, I'll stop blaming the chambering for bad sustain. The thing to do is finishing the tune up of the guitar, something that is not done at the factory, I should have known from the start...

 

Anyway, my 2008 Standard is now even better than before. [thumbup]

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Hi guys.

 

I own a 2008 Les Paul Standard (from 2009) and I absolutly love this guitar, especially the neck, the feel of the fretboard and the overall quality. The only thing missing was some suuuuuustain !!! [confused]

 

A few days ago, I went to my technician for a little problem with the jack input (turned out it was just dirty...) and I also asked him about the lack of sustain. I started to look at the tail piece and he just screwed the four little allen bolts that are on the

tune-o-matic and tail piece and said to me it should improve the sustain by reducing vibrations or something...

 

It turned out to be a good idea : the sustain is now a lot better.

 

I'm sharing my little story because I'm pretty sure other players have experienced the same with the 2008 Standard.

 

On my side, I'll stop blaming the chambering for bad sustain. The thing to do is finishing the tune up of the guitar, something that is not done at the factory, I should have known from the start...

 

Anyway, my 2008 Standard is now better than before. [thumbup]

Who hates the 2008 Standards?? :)

 

I have one too and love it to bits... Never had that problem but thanks for posting in case I ever come across it [thumbup]

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