#1
I'm sick of feedback! Every 5 seconds I hear very loud squeals. I have a good noise gate (ISP Decimator) and I'm not using too much gain (it's at about 6/10 usually). Is there any way to get rid of unwanted feedback? Even when I'm muting the strings it happens and while I'm playing. When I used a distortion pedal for my distortion this never happened but now that I've switched to my amp distortion it happens constantly. And it's 10x as bad when I have my wah on. If I turn my noise gate up super high it goes away but it also cuts out notes and sucks tone then. Any suggestions? I understand a little feedback is going to be there but this is ridiculous... Thanks all!
#2
Do you have the noise gate in your effects loop? Also, make sure your guitar is shielded properly. Your pickups or tubes may have gone microphonic - try a different guitar in your amp, then your guitar in a different amp... it could be pretty much anything.
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it could be something wrong with the amp. you said that with the distortion pedal it never happened, so maybe there's something wrong with the wiring or something in the amp head that makes it feed back like crazy. but i have no idea. just a thought.

your amp could just suck too. what amp do you have?
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what amp and what guitar do you own? It could either be the input jack on your guitar needs to be replaced, or if you have a tube amp its gone microphonic- a test for this is tapping the tubes and seeing if the tapping can be heard through the amp, if so replace the tubes.
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What equipment do you have?

Give us a rundown, sometimes your pedal formation does this. Also, check that your pups are grounded properly.
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I have a Schecter C-1 Blackjack and a Randall RX120DHS (it's a solid state half stack). And no, there is no feedback at low volumes.
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What equipment do you have?

Give us a rundown, sometimes your pedal formation does this. Also, check that your pups are grounded properly.


I have my Schecter C-1 Blackjack going into a BBE Sonic Maximizer going into an Ibanez Weeping Demon wah pedal going into my H2O chorus/delay pedal which goes into my Randall RX120DHS solid state half stack. It doesn't squeal at low volumes so I don't think there is anything wrong with it. And my ISP Decimator (noise gate) is in the effects loop.
#9
Are you playing close to your amp? This is the easiest way to get feedback, especially if your playing using a single coil pickup.

If so, back up, simple as that.

Im sure this isn't it though, so check out the jacks? Try a different guitar and see if the amp still does it.
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What equipment do you have?

Give us a rundown, sometimes your pedal formation does this. Also, check that your pups are grounded properly.


What do you mean pickups grounded properly?
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also try removing all pedals and just plug your guitar in.
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Are you playing close to your amp? This is the easiest way to get feedback, especially if your playing using a single coil pickup.

If so, back up, simple as that.

Im sure this isn't it though, so check out the jacks? Try a different guitar and see if the amp still does it.


I am close to my amp and moving away helps but I still get that annoying squeal sometimes. Also, I like being close to my amp because my pedalboard is there and I can't move the pedalboard because the adaptor powering it won't go too far.
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What do you mean pickups grounded properly?


The wiring has a problem. I really have no idea about the technicalities of it all, but my Les Paul had this problem a few months back, where the bridge would feedback when playing at loud volumes, and no other guitars would, even with hotter pups like EMGs. So, I took it into a tech, and he said I had a grounding issue. So he fixed it, and I haven't had the problem since. Shouldn't cost much if at all to get that fixed.
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#14
Is your Decimator on?


You could try it in front instead of in the loop, see if it makes a difference

Or if you know anyone/any shops with a decimator Gstring noise gate,
you can use that in the loop and in front
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like i said, if you havent tried already, remove all pedals and only plug your guitar into the amp.
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#17
noise suppressor, that is all you need. Don't need to screw with anything else.
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The wiring has a problem. I really have no idea about the technicalities of it all, but my Les Paul had this problem a few months back, where the bridge would feedback when playing at loud volumes, and no other guitars would, even with hotter pups like EMGs. So, I took it into a tech, and he said I had a grounding issue. So he fixed it, and I haven't had the problem since. Shouldn't cost much if at all to get that fixed.

this is most likely the problem, if you have a bit of know-how it's a super easy fix.
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If you play a lot of metal anyways, scooping the mids seems to reduce a lot of feedback on my amp. But if you don't play metal, you're probably going to want your mids.
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If you play a lot of metal anyways, scooping the mids seems to reduce a lot of feedback on my amp. But if you don't play metal, you're probably going to want your mids.

Yeah, you want mids for metal too.
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