#1
Okay, I recently switched from a solid state amp with a Zoom multi-FX pedal to a Peavey Valveking head and Laney cab.

At the moment I'm not using any other pedals or effects.

I use the lead channel with gain up high and gain boost on and have real trouble with microphonic feedback from the pickups.

I never had this with my old set up so it's really annoying, as I am pretty happy with the tone I am getting, but find I can't turn myself up as loud as I would like and am constantly fiddling with the EQ to try and reduce it.

My Ibanez has the stock pickups in (I generally only use the bridge V8 (I think)).
I have read that potting pickups can stop this, but was thinking of maybe just upgrading to either EMGs or DiMarzio tone zone.

Would changing the pickups eliminate the horrible squealing, or is something else the problem?
Main Gear:
Ibanez RG550EX
Ibanez S470
Epiphone SG CS Ltd Ed 1966 Reissue
Cort M200/WS
Richwood RS17CCE acoustic
Hayden Mofo
Harley Benton 2x12 Celestion V30

My Band - Haemasmtha
#3
Can't turn down the gain, sorry

Was hoping to do without buying a noise reduction thing, which is bound to affect the dynamics of the guitar/amp...
Main Gear:
Ibanez RG550EX
Ibanez S470
Epiphone SG CS Ltd Ed 1966 Reissue
Cort M200/WS
Richwood RS17CCE acoustic
Hayden Mofo
Harley Benton 2x12 Celestion V30

My Band - Haemasmtha