#1
Ok i just got a les paul ultra (but i think this could happen to all pauls) and it sounds amazing clean!!! But when i switch it to distortion, and if the tone nob is turned all the way up it makes a loud screetching noise when im not struming it. I tried raising the bridge so the strings would be farther away from the pickups . . . but that didn't help at all. Can someone help me please! i would appreciate it ;]
#4
no its not i thought so to but im possitive its not because i plugged it in to my friends stack and it did the same thing only MUCH louder lol
#7
lol u dont think i tried that? it has nothing to do with that and no im not facing the amp
#9
I have one question, is it an epiphone? I've had experience with them and they screech like a b i + ( |-|
#10
yea but ive always had epiphones . . . i had 3 les puals (that were stolen when i was on tour in florida) and i just got another. They have never done this? Ive always had great performance out of them!
#11
.........IT'S FEEDBACK!!!

You bought a semi-hollowbody guitar, plugged it in and turned up the volume and gain. Semi-hollowbodies feedback more than solid body guitars. This is the high pitched screech you're hearing. It's louder on your friends stack because it's a bigger amp and therefore has more volume.

Common sense people. You all have it by default, and yet ignore it.

Also, to fix the feedback, use less distortion/gain and volume.
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#12
well the thing about epis is that they aren't consistant. I got one from my local shop and i went back not too long ago and there was the same one, but when i picked it up i reliezed that the neck was different and the tuning pegs were different. So basically if you get a good one you lucked out.
#13
its not semi hollow its solid dumb ass and i got plenty of common sence ur the one with egg on your face . . and acdc your probly right
#14
http://www.epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=242&CollectionID=6

Chambered body. It IS semi-hollow. That is why it feeds back so horribly, and also why it's so much lighter than regular LP's.

And seriously buddy, if you're going to insult someone, come up with something better than "i got plenty of common sense ur the one with egg on your face."
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#16
That's the same guitar I gave you a link to. The Les Paul Ultra. It's Epiphone's new "lighter" Les Paul. It has chambers (hollow spaces in case you couldn't figure that out), to make it lighter but not lose sustain. I don't even own the guitar and I know more about it than you do.
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#18
dude... you just got OWNED

listen to Xenn99
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#19
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dude dude EPIPHONE LES PUAL ULTRA http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Ultra-Electric-Guitar?sku=518770

i think "Common sense people. You all have it by default, and yet ignore it." that sounds a little outa date itself buddy ha


dude it has sound chambers. why else do you think it doesnt feel like you've strapped a brick to your neck. it only appears solid because it doesnt have an f hole or something like most semi hollows
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#20
i hate epiphone and i love the elitist though. The rest is ****... that ppl say omfg, you save 1600 bucks or so to get the same sound to its older bro, Gibson, and say ur epi is the shiz. No its not.....
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#21
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The rest is ****... that ppl say omfg, you save 1600 bucks or so to get the same sound to its older bro, Gibson, and say ur epi is the shiz. No its not.....


AMEN. Epi doesnt measure up in any way whatsoever

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#22
Xenn99 just delivered some old school ownage

Semi-hollows are amazing for low-gain distortion, but go anyhigher, and then feedback... and YES n00b, the ultra is a semi hollow, but just doesnt have the f-hole to make it look like a semi-hollow, thats why it weights so much lighter... so stop trying to prove it is, because its not...
#23
zep i think he gave up lol
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#25
well its Xenn99, you cants expect any less...

I think this guys might have these feedback problems... because he's a n00b who just got pwn


generally you dont want to play metal on semi-hollows, it just common sense