#1
So i usually jam with my friends on weekends in the garage, and we're (atleast, I am) leaning more towards an experimental direction. How would i get some wierd noises not unlike some odd radiohead or muse noises? Any effects i would have to get on? I've just got a vox wah, a big muff, and a strat now.

And is there any way that i can control my feedback? (kinda like that second guitar kinda feedback in Radioheads "My Iron Lung", more apparent in the live at Glastonbury version, although im sure other live versions sound similar). Mainly, how do i get my guitar to sound different notes using feedback?

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#2
the eh deluxe memory man is great for self oscillation - radiohead as well as many other bands use it for that purpose (sounds something like the staticky noise at the end of karma police). if thats too expensive you can look at the guyatone dm3, which is another delay that self oscillates. the zvex fuzz factory is another famous pedal for noisemaking, you hear people like matt bellamy use it every once in a while. theres a pedal line called effector 13 which is basically dedicated to making whacked out sounds. the teaser stallion is another to look at, its a double pedal with one side distortion and the other side turns it into a feedback generator.

one of the most fun things to experiment with is a feedback loop, which is basically something you can connect both ends of any effect to and when you turn the loop on it takes the signal that comes out of the effect, loops it back to the input over and over again for some crazy sounds. it works really well with time based effects like delay or phaser.
#3
WAh + feedback is cool. Also, check out the Boss FB-2 Feedbacker/distortion.

Also, buy a flanger or phaser. they are fun.
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ring modulator if you want trippy. it's like crazy.
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phase shifter + wah + high gain + whammy bar = crazy noises
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#7
The E-Bow sounds really cool! Some sounds it makes kinda reminds me of the sounds i was thinking of in "My Iron Lung".
I've heard many good things about the fuzz factory. Does anyone know how much they go for?, as its not on musicians friend.

And curious, what's a phase shifter, ring modulator, and oscillation?
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Yeah I have n00b questions.. What's th difference between a phaser and flanger?

Imagine a mental picture this way. A phaser has it on a circle, where the signal get louped around, and you get a loopy kind of wave. A flanger is a wave, where the mids go up and down.

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That will give you a lot of wierd noises, look at the product video.
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#12
Here's some things that'll give you some weird sounds:
1. Wah
2. Delay (EH Memory Man is good one)
3. Any Moog guitar pedal
4. Filter pedal
5. Ring Modulator

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First thing that came to mind when I saw the title was Memory Man, or Danelectro Forward-Reverse Delay. Also, playing slide with flanger and feedback sounds pretty crazy!

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i've always wondered how to get really good feedback, i mean not a little high pitched squeak, but earblowing, mindnumbing screaming wails that makes small children cry. anyone have any tips?

if you have a tube amp, put it on the overdrive channel, take your wah pedal, put it in heel-down mode (bassy), and then try it.
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The E-Bow sounds really cool! Some sounds it makes kinda reminds me of the sounds i was thinking of in "My Iron Lung".


that's cause ed o'brien is using an e-bow!
#17
EHX Flanger Hoax? Or Blue box... mmmm... blue box. I know that the DD-3's warp and reverse functions sound cool too. Oh yeah, the voice wah's of the boss PW-1 are cool.
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EHX Flanger Hoax? Or Blue box... mmmm... blue box. I know that the DD-3's warp and reverse functions sound cool too. Oh yeah, the voice wah's of the boss PW-1 are cool.



You mean DD-6. The DD-3 doesnt have warp and reverse.
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You mean DD-6. The DD-3 doesnt have warp and reverse.



i think youre right cos i have a DD2 and i remember hearing that the DD3 doesnt have the crazy feedback/self oscillation when you have the feedback knob turned up full.

i havent got a clue if the DD6 does this either though!!
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It does. ^
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#21
ok take a typical glass or metal slide, and use it off the fretboard, somewhere over the pickups, anywhere between fretboard and bridge pickup (any higher does not work), add some modulation effects such as phaser and some delay and you are in the realms of a theremin kind of sounds, if have managed to get a passable impression of the theremin past in whole lotta love by zeppelin
#22
Some good suggestions in here, especially the Deluxe Memory Man which does so many crazy things. The feedback knob is a great friend to anyone who likes trippy sounds.

I think a solid fuzz pedal is also imperative. The Z.Vex Fuzz Factory gets some wild sounds, too. You get that thing and the DMM bordering on feedback together, it starts sounding pretty intense.

And yeah, running a slide thru it makes it even crazier.

I generally like a slower flange, but speeded up it'll give you a great underwater vibe.

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#23
i get a really amazing effect with this method:

heavy distortion, slight delay, wah pedal on for tone control, slow flanger, using a glass slide, and holding it just above a fret, then using my right hand, bouncing the slide very quickly and repeatedly, never pushing down onto the fretboard, and then you can play that up and down the neck anywhere, then play some chords and what not, mix it up, and you'll lloooove it.
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#24
Wah, delay, bit o' whammy bar action, and feedback. With fuzz or heavy OD of course.
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You mean DD-6. The DD-3 doesnt have warp and reverse.

Oh yeah! Sorry, i was so damn sleepy when i wrote that
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WAh + feedback is cool. Also, check out the Boss FB-2 Feedbacker/distortion.

Also, buy a flanger or phaser. they are fun.
He means the DF-2 Super Feedbacker/Distortion.
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#28
Speaking of controlling feedback and stuff, I've always wondered how to do that. Like the Bass feedback in Lost Keys (Blame Hoffmann) by Tool, anyone know what Justin does to give such a beautiful sound like that? I know its not studio working shit, I saw him play it live just like the album version.
#29
I get some mad effects just from using the whammy bar or behind the nut bends or the odd harmonic.

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#30
The second guitar on "My Iron Lung" is using an ebow, which are quite awesome. Matt Bellamy has Zvex Fuzz Factories built into his guitars for awesome feedback. Both Muse and Radiohead use pitch shifters for trippy sounds.