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Sustain issues on upper frets?

charliebrown

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I have an Epiphone ES Les Paul where the sustain on the 20-22th frets seems to last shorter than the lower frets and my other guitars. Does anyone know if this is normal for Les Pauls or if it could potentially be a setup problem?

I have roller saddles installed if it makes any difference? Thanks!


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Wilko

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Semi hollow will absorb energy and can shorten feeling of sustain
 

garywright

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Lower the bass side of that neck pup ..may help ( probably not )
 

Dave P

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The strings vibrate more lower on the neck. The shorter the effective string length, the less it sustains.
 

Any Name You Wish

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The strings vibrate more lower on the neck. The shorter the effective string length, the less it sustains.
Yup, I mean "this." Check your bridge height (string height at last fret). You might be a little high or a little low.
 
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