#1
Hey there good peeple! I heard this from someone, but i just wanna confirm. Let's say i buy an epiphone dot, or any other f-holed guitar. If i turn up the distortion, would there be feedback? Cause that person mentioned something about it being hollow, hence it's only suitable for mild distortion..

Yeah, i'm not sure about that. Take for example Tom Delonge's hollowed gibson- its the same type as the epiphone dot... Yet he uses it for his performences, with his Dirty Fingers pups. Or is there something different between the Dot and his Gibson?
I'm thinking of getting the dot, and i plan on changing the pup to a higher output one, more suited for punk-like heavy distortion.

Any comments are highy appreciated, thanks!
#2
ive got an epephone casino and it feeds back like a mother
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#4
i was playing a semi-hollow on my marshall head for the first time a couple days ago. i only had the master volume around 2 (im in an apartment) and the gain at 9. i also had a DS-1 switched on and it was feeding back. at a higher volume i'm sure it would have been pretty bad.
#5
Is there any way to get a really clean sort of static (static as in unchanging, not as in crackling) feedback that tom morello uses for the sleep now in the fire solo?
#6
Haha, i haven't got a clue.. =)
Hmm, why is it Tom Delonge's Gibson doesn't feedback?? Maybe his is not fully hollow?
Any other people got experiences with hollow bodies?? Need comments!
#7
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Haha, i haven't got a clue.. =)
Hmm, why is it Tom Delonge's Gibson doesn't feedback?? Maybe his is not fully hollow?
Any other people got experiences with hollow bodies?? Need comments!


a) Noise Gate
b) Heavily Computer Edited (like everything about his album material)
c) He doesn't really use that much distortion.
d) It could be a semi-hollowbody.
#8
An epiphone dot and tom delonge's guitar are both semi hollow and have sustain blocks, which are meant to reduce feedback. I would suggest a noise gate, as well checking the shielding in the guitar. Shielding can really reduce feedback. You can do it with Warwick Graphite spray, which is this black conductive stuff which you spray into your electronics and pickup cavities. If you're poor, you can stick aluminium foil on the inside. If your guitar is already well shielded, then NOISE GATE!
#9
well hollow bodys weren't meant to be played with distortion, maybe like a slight overdrive but thats it. try it with an acoustic, it works the same way haha.
#10
Dots are only semi's and they only feedback when you try to get really heavy.

They can handle quite alot.
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#11
As mentioned before, the center block on the es335 types really keeps down the feedback, something the casino doesnt have. I was playing a dot through a AC15 at GC last weekend with the gain cranked and facing the amp; no feedback issues at all.
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#12
Check the position between you and your amp, make sure it's not in a bad area for feedback. Just move around.

You can also cut down on feedback by stuffing rags, t-shirts, or (my favorite) foam in the f-holes.

I get relatively no feedback from my Artcore, and it's complete hollowbody (not a jazz box though).
#13
^ but thats why you buy a semi to get that semi sound. ^

Josh homme uses epi semi's and they play fairly heavy stuff, i think thats about as heavy as you could get.
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#15
Woah, so many people saying have and don't have feedback.. I plan on getting a boss ds-1 also.. So most likely dots weren't made for punk distortion?? Unless you stuff it and stuff? How bout those people who don't get feedback? Whats your distortion like? Like do u use a distortion pedal, or the amp's gain..
#16
sometimes if i have the clean chanel on and turn the gain up( just enough so if you play softly its not distorted but if you really play hard its distorts) then my casino doesnt feedback at all
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#17
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Woah, so many people saying have and don't have feedback.. I plan on getting a boss ds-1 also.. So most likely dots weren't made for punk distortion?? Unless you stuff it and stuff? How bout those people who don't get feedback? Whats your distortion like? Like do u use a distortion pedal, or the amp's gain..


I use a Digitech Distortion Factory DF-7 and occasionally amp gain.