#1
Hey guys, been a lurker for awhile and decided to join today to ask a question. I have an Epi LP standard that I run through a ds-1, metal zone (1 distortion or the other depending on whats being played), ce-5 chorus ensemble, and vox v847, and a marshall mg100dfx.

A problem i've had recently is when playing at band practices with the master volume around 5-6 i get a TON of feedback if i stop playing. I've also noticed it usually only happens when im using the metal zone. I even had this problem at a gig where the feedback level was awful.

I'm sure most of you will say the problem is owning a mg haha, but what are some possible amp settings, noise gates, etc that i could use to cut most of that noise?
#2
Make sure nothing is jacked up on full have at around the 8 mark.

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#3
On the metal zone, tone down the high end EQ and bring down the gain a little bit at a time. Combine the two til you get the sound you want.

Also - stand further away from the amp - try the setup with another guitar - lower the volume on the metal zone.
#4
High settings on the MZ plus the MG make your rig prone to feed back. Turn down distortion and/or volume and stay away from the front of the amp. The smaller the room usually the worse the feedback. Natural reverbration from brick or concrete walls will worsen the problem.
#5
thanks guys, turned down the mz level, and the gain on the amp and the feedback was much better.
#6
Distortion pedals sound like crap on the distortion channels of solid state, either use them on the clean channel or use the amps distortion....don't use both.
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#9
yeah i only use pedals with the clean channel. i occasionaly use the OD on the amp as a boost to the ds-1 but that takes a lot of adjusting and usually doesn't sound that great
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Distortion pedals sound like crap on the distortion channels of solid state, either use them on the clean channel or use the amps distortion....don't use both.


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#11
there could be several problems

grounding issues in the guitar

too much distortion

interference in the room

old cables