#1
I was just wondering what techniques people use to get some of that oh-so-sweet sound we commonly call "feedback." Obviously, volume is probably the most direct way, but how else do you guys and gals get there?

Kicking in a nice fuzz pedal can get the job done at lower volumes, I find. Or pushing a wah-wah pedal all the way down and leaving it there. Well, that's not necessarily feedback, but it still sounds nasty as all hell.

As a matter of fact, how do you cats and dogs out there get any other weird noises out of your instruments? I'm a fan of the ol' violin-bow across the strings, myself. Playing with drumsticks is also fun - to get some really wacky sounds, stick one under your strings and hit it with another. It'll probably knock you a bit out of tune, but that's also probably not something you're worried about if you're like me and stick drumsticks under your strings. Pulling a Hendrix and humping your amp with your guitar can get some nice shrieks, plus it looks funny. Playing "slide" with mic stands is always a good time, too.

Um, yeah. Anyone else? Cool tricks for cool sounds?


p.s. No snide remarks about "actually playing my instrument" or "scales" or any of that garbage.
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#2
What about the Buckethead major 3rds three finger tapping thing?
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#4
What about playing on a fretless like bumblefoot? Slide pinch harmonics and fretless tapping? Supercool.

And wah pedals help with feedback.
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#6
My bad. I searched "feedback" but I suppose that wasn't specific enough, or I just didn't look closely enough.

So, yeah, go to that thread.
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