#1
Seems my guitar really doesn't like being loud.
When playing in my bedroom through my line6 spiderII 15 watt (yeah i know) it's fine, but in practices through bigger & louder amps it just goes crazy with feedback.
Now I play lots of stop/start riffs in my band, so it's not great for that when I've got a tonne of feedback in between.

I've got a feeling it could be a grounding problem, but I'm not sure where I'd have to ground the loose wire to if that's the case.
But then I'm thinking if it's a grounding problem, then wouldn't it happen on my line6 too?

My questions are:
Where would I ground the wire to if that is the case? (It's an 80's les paul copy)
And, Is it just a case of I have really crappy pickups?

Thanks!


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#2
Crappy pickups. My Jackson RR3 with Seymour Duncans is pretty quiet on high-gain, but I played my friend's Vintage Les Paul copy with stock pickups and it screamed like your little sister through the same amp on the same settings. Get a nice pair of pickups and get them wax potted
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#3
There's a few things to do first before you blame the guitar:

1) Make sure you're not standing directly infront of the amp you're playing through.

2) Knock the gain down a little bit.

3) Try a few different leads, sometimes a bad lead doesn't help anything.

4) You might need to shield the pickups, it's easy to do, just look up a tutorial.

5) Your pickups might be microphonic, check out CorduroyEW's guide on Shellac potting:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=547959&highlight=shellac+potting

Hopefully that helps mate.
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#4
I'll check out the sheilding idea and the Shellac idea too, is Shellac available over in the UK? If not, what's the next best thing?


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