#1
Ok, I have a Schecter C-1 Blackjack guitar, an ISP Decimator (noise gate), a Bugera 6262 head, and a Vader 4x12 cabinet. I play death metal so I use a decent amount of gain, I like to play loud, and I play in my garage. I keep getting terrible feedback squeals and I can't get rid of it.

I'm not using to much gain, I keep my gain at about 6.

I'm standing as far away from my amp as I can.

I'm facing away from my amp.

My pickups aren't too high.

My cables are fine.

I have the Decimator turned up. It gets rid of the amp hum but not of the feedback squeals.

Wtf lol? How can I get rid of the feedback?!?! I can't even play a riff without loud high pitch feedback in the background... It doesn't do it at real low volume (like 1/10) though. Any tips? Thanks all!
#3
do you have good quality cables or ****ty livewire ones?

try rolling the volume on your guitar back a tad, and compensate for it on your amp.

or a tube might be going bad
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#5
Is it more of a sudden, harsh, squealing sound? Sounds more like a microphonic pickup to me, which is why the noise gate isn't helping.
Try using a different guitar in the same setting and if there's less feedback, that's definitely your problem. The pickups on the C-1 aren't great anyway, so it'd be best just to replace them.
#8
Quote by FightinIrishPJ
do you have good quality cables or ****ty livewire ones?

try rolling the volume on your guitar back a tad, and compensate for it on your amp.

or a tube might be going bad


I just got this amp so the tubes are fine and I have George L cables.
#9
I'm 99% sure it's a microphonic pickup.

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#10
Turn the guitar volume down when you aren't playing.

Just remember to turn it back up again when you start!
#11
Quote by stradivari310
I'm 99% sure it's a microphonic pickup.


I've heard of this but I don't know what it means. I have a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and '59 in the neck. What does having a microphonic pickup mean and how do I fix it. The guitar is only 1 year old.
#12
when your not playing put the volume knob on you guitar down .... buy a noise gate and dont stand so close to your amp

oh already have a noise gate

on cetain selector positions you get a lot of feedback and on others you don get any
Last edited by sbinlb at Dec 21, 2008,
#13
Quote by sbinlb
when your not playing put the volume knob on you guitar down .... buy a noise gate and dont stand so close to your amp


Did you not read the first post? He has a noise gate and he doesn't stand close to the amp.


TS, it might be your pickups. If you can talk into your pickups, maybe look at getting them potted.
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