#1
Hey.
I've been making alot of these "is this safe" threads lately. Oh well.
Anyways, today, I nailed a tone that i'm gonna keep, well, one of my like 10 that I use. Anyways, the cool thing about this tone, is that everything is really compressed and it's like having alot of distortion, minus the distortion. So... sustain UP THE WAZOO! But, it does have alot of overdrive characteristics to it though, so it's not clean by any stretch.
So... This is what I do: With my chosen pedals turned on, I hit a note (I noticed that it's easiest to get alot of sustain on the eleventh fret on the g string). I then apply vibrato, and the note sustains strongly for about 10 seconds, then it's like the main note fades away, then it's just harmonics, but it's at the same volume as before. These can go on for a long time. I let it sustain for 30 seconds before, but I don't want to do it again yet, incase it can hurt my amp. I'm not sure if it's feedback or what, but it sounds like i'm sustaining a harmonic for a long time.

So, my question is: If I hold this note/harmonic for a while, is it possible to hurt my amp? If not, i'm serious that it could probably sustain for a minute or more.
And this is with a strat too...

Sorry if this question is confusing, i tend to have confusing threads when i'm tired (it's 11 pm here)
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#2
Sounds like feedback to me. Learn to control that with every note, and you've got it made.
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#4
that shouldnt hurt it
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#5
it doesnt sound like it should hurt your amp, amps arent as delicate as people tend to think, you seem safe to me.
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#6
Noise is suposed to come out of your amp, so why would it matter if youre getting feedback with your sweet harmonic sustain? which reminds me, I stepped into the shower this morning and almost right away I got wet head to toe, is this ok for my skin? or possibly my shower is broken
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#7
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Noise is suposed to come out of your amp, so why would it matter if youre getting feedback with your sweet harmonic sustain? which reminds me, I stepped into the shower this morning and almost right away I got wet head to toe, is this ok for my skin? or possibly my shower is broken



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#8
Yeah, I was just checking.
I've learned to control it though already. When I don't apply vibrato straight from the beginning, the note fades out at around a few seconds, then I start vibrato-ing when the harmonic kicks in.
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Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#9
The biggest things to worry about amp safety wise is...

No specific order...but problems
1. Correct ohm matching output
2. Correct wattage (cab always = or more than the head)
3. Using a speaker cable
4. Poor Tube Biasing
5. tube problems, old tubes, redplating, etc.
6. playing out of guitar's frequency, don't expect your speakers to hold up when you play a 5 string bass through your amp
7. Leaving your amp on for prolonged periods of time
8. Abuse, poor conditions
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