#1
Okay, I own a semi-hollow Ibanez, and I love it (see my sig). So, that being said, I use it to play more than rockabilly/jazz, I tend to try and play things that require gain. Whenever I put on gain/too much reverb, or (this may be fairly unique to my amp, I don't know) Mid Boost, it gives a massive hum/feedback. I know this can be combatted by stuffing it, but my (2-part) question is what kinds of material should I stuff it with (and how much I should put it), and how much will this affect the tone?

A more expensive alternative is to just save up for another semi-hollow that can handle the stuff I play (think newer Queens of the Stone Age/psychobilly semi-hollow work). I know about the Troy Van Leeuwen Yamaha, but it's too pricey ($1,000).

Any suggestions?


Thanks,

Chris
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#2
i have that same exact guitar pretty much. ive never had a feedback problem with it though. wish i could help.
#3
I don't know about the whole stuffing thing, but the guitar you own is actually a full-hollow which is why it feeds back so much. An Ibanez semi-hollow (decent ones aren't actually that expensive) don't tend to have feed back issues unless you try and do metal with them, which probably isn't very surprising...
#4
That's right, it is full. Damn it lol. Yeah, if I leave a string open for a few seconds it starts. It's cool as long as I mute the strings or keep playing. Leads are tough though, as you could imagine. If I'm far enough away it doesn't give feedback, say like 15-20 feet. When I practice with my "band" (We are sooooo disorganized and they only want to play covers...) We're in this little soundproofed-ish cubby in our drummer's garage that is like 6' x 10', so I'm screwed unless I want to go clean.
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#5
what you could do is get pieces of foam cut to fit the f-holes, and just stick those in. should greatly cut down on the feedback.

If not, I dunno, just use a shirt or towel or something.
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#6
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what you could do is get pieces of foam cut to fit the f-holes, and just stick those in. should greatly cut down on the feedback.



By that do you mean small chunks of foam to fit in them and stuff it like a gumball machine? Wow, I just thought of packing peanuts, but they carry static...

And I have a load of socks I don't like, could those work? And is the tone affected a whole lot? I don't want to have to dig in my Ibanez with tweezers to get crap out of it.
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