I recently bought some Seymor Duncan hotrails for my retrorocket (strat) and put some colbalt strings on my guitar. I went and picked up a tube amp after this and when I turn my amp up loud I get a high pitch squeal and it stops if I lightly touch the strings or switch my pickups to the neck single coils.
My practice room is in my basement which is has a concrete floor and sheet-rock. I was wondering if I could adjust my pickup height and maybe get rid of some of it? It goes away when I play or disconnect my guitar from the amp. I don't know if it is just the amp vibrating my strings or actually vibrating my pickups. Maybe, I should switch back to regular strings? Instead of the cobalt which have higher magnetism. I have my pickups adjusted pretty close. Anyone else have this issue?
It's simply Feedback, a normal phenomenon.
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So your saying just keep playing? ha. It can get pretty nails on a chalkboard.
Noise gate. Turn down your amp. Move to a different place in the room.

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Last edited by Arby911 at Jun 19, 2015,
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What exactly does a noise gate do?

Kills all signal when it's below a certain threshold, which doesn't allow feedback to get started. As soon as you start to play, the signal exceeds the threshold set and everything proceeds as normal.
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if it's really high-pitched and really squeally it might be microphonic pickups rather than just feedback. though it's hard to be sure without being there.
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