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Sustain problem

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by DannyB, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. DannyB


    Aug 17, 2004
    I have an SX SPJ-62, strung BEAD with Slinky 5's. Obviously I had to file the nut to accomodate the thicker gauges.

    I have pretty good sustain on all of the open strings, but when I fret the A string it has terrible sustain. The other strings hold up just fine when fretted.

    The strings are about 2 weeks old with about an hour or two of use every day.

    I backed off the poles (Dimarzio P/J pickups have individually adjustable poles) to see if they were dampening the string but this made no change except to make the pickup too far from the string.

    Any suggestions?