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Thread: P22 vs P22 Trem Sustain

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    P22 vs P22 Trem Sustain

    I'm considering by a P22, but am concerned that if I get the trem version there will be less sustain. I have a strat with a FR and am used to having a trem as it has become part of my style, so I am also wondering if I could be happy without a trem at this point. I fell in love with a non-trem version and am trying to figure this out as the store doesn't have both models. I know no one can answer the second part except me, so same sustain? Less sustain?
    Thanks for any help you can give.
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    There's varying opinion on this. I've heard some people refer to the trem equipped PRS having almost a reverb like sustain to them, where it adds something to the sound. I've not heard people say the trem guitars have less sustain. I'm not a trem guy and have no guitars w/trem so I can't comment directly. But if you usually use trem guitars, I can't imagine you'd be unhappy and think it doesn't have enough. At the the same time, maybe you have a bond with the stoptail guitar? Sometimes a certain vibe a guitar gives you shouldn't be ignored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    There's varying opinion on this. I've heard some people refer to the trem equipped PRS having almost a reverb like sustain to them, where it adds something to the sound. I've not heard people say the trem guitars have less sustain. I'm not a trem guy and have no guitars w/trem so I can't comment directly. But if you usually use trem guitars, I can't imagine you'd be unhappy and think it doesn't have enough. At the the same time, maybe you have a bond with the stoptail guitar? Sometimes a certain vibe a guitar gives you shouldn't be ignored.
    Thanks for the reply. I called PRS and was told there was no difference then spoke with my guitar shop who said whenever you get more solid connections you get more sustain. I went with that and bought without trem. I knew what i was getting with the fixed tailpiece and didn't want to possibly order the trem and not be happy. I'll just have to learn to push on the neck a lot. I'm seeing it isnt 't too big a deal since I mostly use it with chords.

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    It's nice to have both. Alt tunings (the retuning part) is a bit of a PITA on trem guitars.

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    No REAL difference unless you measured with "scientific equipment"....

    4 trems for me!
    PRS believer.

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    The trem actually and as weird as it may seem probably has more sustain. But I get it, the springs will have vibration that will keep the sound going. A stop-tail is just dead, no movement. I guess it is kind of like feed-back with the trem.
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