#1
Hi,

I recently bought a black, unbranded Flying V copy for £70 and it sounds pretty damn amazing, surprisingly...

However, there's a slight problem with the bridge pickup; as soon as I crank the gain on my amp (a 1987 JCM800 100w Combo...) there's a strange feedback/whistling sound which goes up and down in pitch. If I move 7/8 feet away from the amp, it stops but this is only at bedroom level. I suspect that at gig level, it'll be harder to rectify...

I have a Gibson Les Paul and at the same settings, everything is absolutely fine as it is with every other guitar I own. I have no idea what is causing it, but I think it's fairly obvious it's a problem is with the pickup itself. Thing is, apart from the whistling, it actually sounds very nice so I don't really want to change it if I can avoid it...so any suggestions would be welcome!

I hope this description is helpful is one way or another...if people need demonstration of the prob, I could make a video in the next few days!

Cheers,
-Chris
#2
maybe the pickups have gone microphonic? check the guitar's shielding and the ground wire.
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#3
The pick ups are probably cheap. You can swap them out for better ones or have them potted and shielded.


John
#5
you can try potting them in melted wax, i'm sure there is a howto inthe gb&c here on ug. otherwise, get a pair of new pickups, but give a try to the wax, if you screw something well, 2 cheap pickups lost (i dont know how you can screw something that way but, oh, way of screwing thing are endless )
Peavey Bandit 112
Washburn Chicago series :SD Invader at bridge ,GFS Lil Killer on neck
Bc Rich Warlock :GFS Vintage59 on neck ,Crunchy rails on bridge
Epiphone SG :Tusq Nut, GFS Crunchy Pat on neck, bc rich pickup on bridge
lots of cheap pedals
#6
Thanks for all the answers guys - gonna pot them this week. I'll let you know if all goes to plan!