#1
When I play at band practice, i need the volume cranked up loud. however at this volume i get horrible feedback that i cant stop. here's a list of the things ive tried:

Facing away from the amp
Standing further away from the amp
Turning the guitar volume knob down abit
Reducing the treble and gain on the amp.

At the moment the amp is a marshal mg100dfx, which i know is a low quality amp but i would think designed for louder volumes. another option ive been told is a noise supressor pedal, however, i will be getting a new amp in the new year, probably a jcm, so not sure i want to pay out money for a pedal when the problem might be sorted with the better quality amp.

so untill i get my new amp, are there any other tips people can give me to get rid of the feedback?

Thanks alot
#2
Its just the amp man, i get the same problem when i use an ashdown amp that our practise studio supplies. When u have the jcm you wont have this problem! You could get a noise suppressor would probably work.
#3
Get a noise suppressor. Whether you're getting a new amp or not, a noise suppressor will only make an amp sound better.
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#4
Quote by Rossmillertarn!
Get a noise suppressor. Whether you're getting a new amp or not, a noise suppressor will only make an amp sound better.


While I agree with this post, a noise suppressor is the best investment for any amp...

It won't mean a thing going through your MG
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#5
Quote by Guitarbaddie
While I agree with this post, a noise suppressor is the best investment for any amp...

It won't mean a thing going through your MG


Yeah true, but it might solve his problem for now until he get's a new amp.

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When life gives you an MG, you jump off a bridge.
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Quote by Rossmillertarn!
Yeah true, but it might solve his problem for now until he get's a new amp.

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
When life gives you an MG, you jump off a bridge.


Would a noise suppressor even work with an MG?

Without an FX loop, it will sound poop.
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#7
I've had that amp, and found that running a distortion pedal through the clean channel instead of the OD2 not only sounded more 'metal,' it also allowed me to play louder without feedback. The OD2 channel would feedback pretty bad even at lower volumes.

So, long story short, if you need to keep using the amp, you might consider buying a cheap distortion pedal to get you by.
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#8
Quote by KailM
I've had that amp, and found that running a distortion pedal through the clean channel instead of the OD2 not only sounded more 'metal,' it also allowed me to play louder without feedback. The OD2 channel would feedback pretty bad even at lower volumes.

So, long story short, if you need to keep using the amp, you might consider buying a cheap distortion pedal to get you by.


A cheap distortion pedal... As in, Danelectro FAB Metal?

IMO, don't polish a turd.

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#9
What guitar are you using?
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#11
Quote by Ben_the_Brutal
currently im using a bc rich v with an emg 85 and through a boss mt-2. if that helps




Sell the Boss MT-2. And any other pedal if you have one.
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#12
well its the best one ive found for death metal. dont think the overdrive setting on the amp with cut it.
#13
Quote by Guitarbaddie
Would a noise suppressor even work with an MG?

Without an FX loop, it will sound poop.


Mg's do have FX loops i think. Plus, i always run my isp in front of the amp! i get better results that way
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#14
Quote by Ben_the_Brutal
well its the best one ive found for death metal. dont think the overdrive setting on the amp with cut it.


That pedal, with the combination of that amp is your noise issue.

I suggest, selling the MG stack to some kid who thinks he is getting a good deal.

Selling the MT-2 or nuking it.

Taking left over money, get Vypyr Tube 60.

Profit
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#15
Quote by Rossmillertarn!
Mg's do have FX loops i think. Plus, i always run my isp in front of the amp! i get better results that way


Really? Huh, I always had issues with sustain. The moment I ran it through the FX loop it sounded great.
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#16
Umm sell all that stuff and buy a death metal amp if your looking to play death metal.
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#17
Quote by Guitarbaddie
That pedal, with the combination of that amp is your noise issue.

I suggest, selling the MG stack to some kid who thinks he is getting a good deal.

Selling the MT-2 or nuking it.

Taking left over money, get Vypyr Tube 60.

Profit

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