#1
First off, I have a Epi Les Paul Standard.

My problem is that when I use alot of gain at a high volume I get a piercing screeching sound from my bridge pickup. This is not a feedback sound but much like when you put you mouth too close to a mic. I believe it has something to do with the wiring of the pickup. Any suggestions?
#2
It IS feedback. That annoying sound you get when you put your mouth too close is also feedback. It's just not controlled feedback, which is what your used to.
#3
turn down your gain maybe?
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#4
you're too close to your amp probably, high gain incites high feedback when you're close.
#5
the sound from the speakers must be causing the feedback. feedback goes like this:

guitarsound-->amp-->speaker sound--> guitar strings-->guitarsound, etc.

turn your back on the amp, that might help, or put some foam behind the nut to reduce the vibrations.
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