#1
So i have a tradition les paul which i love, plays great, and i dont want to replace the stock pickups because they sound great. But they must be unshielded or something because at gig volumes they SQUEAL at me and its extremely annoying. whenever i stop playing for a second SQUEAL. i don't even really play with that much gain. when i turn the gain down they squeal less but they still squeal. if i rewired the pickups with higher quality cable would this solve the problem? what is the best way to fix this squealing?
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#2
Do you use a noisegate at all?

Putting a Decimator in the effects loop pretty much sorts that out straight away
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#3
if the pickups arent potted (encased in wax) u could do that and that is saposed to cut down on noise
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if the pickups arent potted (encased in wax) u could do that and that is saposed to cut down on noise


+1 all the way. van halen was famous for dipping his pups in wax to cut down on feedback
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#6
no way am i using a noisegate. lazy way out, and a tone sucker. yea ill check the grounds. i havent opened the guitar in awhile. also i've never taken the covers off. i think it looks better that way too and then i can see if they are potted
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#7
MY guitars used to squeal when at high volume siwth my XXX, but thats because its an XXX. However after shielding htem, it was fine.
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#8
what exactly does "shielding" them entail though. someone told me usually you don't have to shield pickups in a les paul because the wood is so thick and heavy.
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what exactly does "shielding" them entail though. someone told me usually you don't have to shield pickups in a les paul because the wood is so thick and heavy.


Shielding means putting something that blocks EMP and interference in your guitar. Like aliminium foil in the control cadivity, it will block out all interference and cut back on buzz when you have lots of gain running, since gain amplifys any noise in your guitar's circut. And having a thick guitar is usually not a good shield, your plastic guards to get to your electronics is still really thin.
#10
Sounds like a grounding problem. Even Worstbucker Pros shouldn't be generating feedback.
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