#1
I'm a fan of a lot of darker sounding music (Scarling, Brand New (Devil and God to present, We Were Promised Jetpacks, etc.) and have realized how often they throw feedback and or droning noise in their songs. What I don't know however is what pedals/techniques they use to get the feedback sounds they need and replicate them live. I'm decently familiar with pedals, but really don't understand how these guys get some of the sounds they get.

Examples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX8mcrBamWk (Intro noise)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srSBC1fOAcQ (around the 2:39 mark, however most Scarling use feedback)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5rhyAS_J5E (Pretty much every live version of Welcome to Bangkok, can't even tell if it's guitar making the feedback)

Any of you have any tips/ideas on making feedback do what you want with it? Creating noise with unique pedal combos/pick scrapes?
#2
1st: I am not sure. It could be some samples of something, not necessarily a guitar. You might could emulate it with pickscratching, a bitcrusher, delay and reverb.

2nd: A lot of distortion, a lot of natural feedback (guitar to amp/monitor). A floyd-rose style tremolo helps.

3rd: Same thing as 2nd I think.

A few pedals that might help: Bitcrusher (there are a decent amount) Digitech Whammy (if you don't have a floyd). An E-Bow is good too, makes your strings vibrate, essentially becomes feedback in isolation and is probably your best choice of investment here.

Muted rakes across the 3rd fret produces some gnarly harmonics, especially when distorted. As do string portions above the nut and below the bridge.
Last edited by Will Lane at May 17, 2015,
#4
Title Fight used a Fuzzrocious Rat King Fuzz pedal on Floral Green that has a "Feedback" button. It's pretty wonky and I suggest checking it out, but it sounds nothing like natural feedback.
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#6
It sounds more like squeals than feedback to me, but I am sure you are right.
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#7
I wish I could just find updated pedalboard information on the bands I listen to. Then I could tell if it was amp feedback or wonky pedals or samples. What are "squeals"? Btw thanks for the suggestions.
#8
Blast something harsh into it a delay and then crank up the time/repeats until they’re infinitely repeating. You can get pretty nutty stacking several like this, and adding a looper after the delay won’t hurt. It helps to have a delay that’s easy to tweak whilst standing—this is one reason people love the old Space Echo units.