#1
I got some pickups (humbuckers, from irongear)and while i like their sound, there is annoying feedback on higher gain.

But bear in mind, that i dont use death metal amount of gain, it's more like shred level. And feedback is not the one you get from overtones, but a shrill very high noise that doesn't change it's pitch when i use my whammy bar, and it gets even noisier when i hold my hand very close to the pickup. With the 'usual' feedback i dont have problems.

I use peavey classic 30 and fulltone ocd, of which i'm almost sure they dont cause this, because i tried it on my other amp and feedback also occured.

What can I do about this?
#2
wire them properly.
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#3
grounded improperly? (although usually its a buzz or hum, not feedback)
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#4
its most likely to be a hum comming from the pickups cause theyre either not grounded, or you have used the wrong type of cable inside.

it might also be worth sheilding the inside of your guitar if you havent already.

if the problem persists get an amp/guitar tech to take a look at it, but im sure its the wiring
theres loads of schematics on thw web if your stuck
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I got some pickups (humbuckers, from irongear)and while i like their sound, there is annoying feedback on higher gain.

But bear in mind, that i dont use death metal amount of gain, it's more like shred level. And feedback is not the one you get from overtones, but a shrill very high noise that doesn't change it's pitch when i use my whammy bar, and it gets even noisier when i hold my hand very close to the pickup. With the 'usual' feedback i dont have problems.

I use peavey classic 30 and fulltone ocd, of which i'm almost sure they dont cause this, because i tried it on my other amp and feedback also occured.

What can I do about this?
the symptoms sound like microphonics.
possible solutions:
  • use less gain/volume
  • move farther away from the amp
  • turn down the treble, turn off the brightness switch
  • dial down the tone control on your guitar
  • make sure the pickups are mounted securely.
  • if you have a steel pickguard, get rid of it. use plastic instead.
  • pot the pickups in wax
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