#1
Wow I'm making a lot of threads, heh.

When you release your finger off a note, does the open string ring after it? I have a crappy guitar and amp which give off a lot of feedback, so I'm wondering if having better more reliable equipment will solve this...
#3
Hm, makes sense.

But does the open string still ring when you release it quickly (assuming you have good equipment)?
#5
Yes,it does. That's called a pull off, sort of, you're supposed to pull your finger to the side a little so that the string really rings. If you don't want the strings to ring when you release them, release them a little more slowly.
#6
Shielding can help. Shielding involves covering the insides of your guitar's electronics cavity with something conductive, like foil. This prevents interferece and feedback.

Although a lot of cheap guitars have this now, it's worth checking to be sure. It's either foil or this black graphite stuff.
#7
guitarists hands eventually get to the point where they naturally mute out sounds with their plams. strumming and covering certain strings, stopping feedback, etc.
it's all a part of playing electric guitar.
#8
thats technique, not gear.

and im not convinced july 06 qualifies as 'senior'
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#9
Firstly, I know how to pull off. I'm not talking about that. I don't pull off, I just let go, and the open string rings. That's my problem. I don't want it to ring.

And secondly... "senior"... what in the hell are you talking about?
#11
The only way you're ever going to stop that ring with equipment is something called a noise gate. However, its better just to learn the technique. As far as i'm concerned, the only people who need a noise gate are dudes who play so loud that they get feedback even when their hands are muting the strings.
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