#1
are there some gutiars better for making feedback? i have always heard the jazzmaster but is that true ?
#2
Acoustic guitar with a microphone pickup.

As far as feedback goes:

Acoustic guitar>Semi-hollow>Soldibody.

That being said, the amount of volume and gain you have on your amp and how hot the pickups are also play a role. To me a solidbody guitar can get the most usable feedback since acoustic and semi-hollows tend to feedback too easily.
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#3
hollowbodies with humbuckers.
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#4
so if i drilled some holes into my starcaster would it get more feedback? or is that just a dumb idea ?
#5
That's a bad idea, you need a chamber thats mostly enclosed. If you want more feedback turn up the volume or increase the gain, or do both.
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#6
I got an Ibanez Artcore hollowbody...

It feedbacks a lot...it's not even funny. ;(
I have to stuff it with t-shirts to make it at least somewhat manageable.
It even feedbacks when i palm mute...

EDIT:
If you really WANT feedback, buy any overdrive/dist pedal, the cheaper the better, max out the level and eq and use it when you need it...usually works.
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#7
just get a boss metalcore pedal and put the distortion knob on 10 and turn the gain on your amp all the way up...anything will feedback...
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so if i drilled some holes into my starcaster would it get more feedback? or is that just a dumb idea ?


This made me lol pretty hard.

Your guitar is a solid body, it won't feedback if you drill holes in it.

If you want feedback, turn up your gain, get your pickups close to the speaker, and select the bridge pickup. Its that simple.
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#9
No one mentioned single coil pickup + gain?
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This made me lol pretty hard.

Your guitar is a solid body, it won't feedback if you drill holes in it.

If you want feedback, turn up your gain, get your pickups close to the speaker, and select the bridge pickup. Its that simple.


This.

There's nothing complex to it.

Gain + Bridge pick up + Close to speaker = Feedback

Single coil pickups help.
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#12
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No one mentioned single coil pickup + gain?

isnt that more hum than feedback?
#13
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isnt that more hum than feedback?


Doesn't the hum end up as strong feedback if you're playing with high gain? I don't use single coil pickups...
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#14
The main thing a beginner to the wonderful world of feedback needs to get through their head is that it takes VOLUME. Lots of it. If you're having trouble getting it and your guitar is two inches from the amp and you're ears aren't bleeding: IT'S NOT LOUD ENOUGH.

Oh and feedback comes through just fine on the neck or mid positions on guitars it just requires, you guessed it, more volume (or gain*, either one works really).

While feedback is amazing, be aware that it pisses off the parents, siblings, neighbors, local dogs, and non-musician friends faster than pretty much anything else you can do (pinch harmonic tritones might get them away faster, but feeding back tritones would be faster yet). So good luck, have fun, and try to remain on speaking terms with those around you.

*gain = distortion, in case anyone was confused.
#15
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The main thing a beginner to the wonderful world of feedback needs to get through their head is that it takes VOLUME. Lots of it. If you're having trouble getting it and your guitar is two inches from the amp and you're ears aren't bleeding: IT'S NOT LOUD ENOUGH.

Oh and feedback comes through just fine on the neck or mid positions on guitars it just requires, you guessed it, more volume (or gain*, either one works really).

While feedback is amazing, be aware that it pisses off the parents, siblings, neighbors, local dogs, and non-musician friends faster than pretty much anything else you can do (pinch harmonic tritones might get them away faster, but feeding back tritones would be faster yet). So good luck, have fun, and try to remain on speaking terms with those around you.

*gain = distortion, in case anyone was confused.

+1

Just turn the volume up pussy

Feedback is a PHYSICAL effect, it's a direct result of the sound waves created by the speaker perpetuating the vibrations of the strings, in other words the additional energy provided by the amplifier is "feeding back" into itself. If it's not loud enough then the speaker won't be moving enough and that means the resulting sound waves won't be powerful enough to affect the strings.
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