#1
Just got a problem with feedback from my guitar and my practice amp. The guitar is an Ibanez RG350EX and the amp is a Peavey Rage 158 (practice amp!)

For some reason, I occaisonally get feedback ringing through the amp. Only happens about once every 10 uses, and usually only when I'm standing up and playing. My old guitar (starter magnum...) got it a fair bit more than the new guitar though. Seems to be ringing through the low E string (but sometimes others), as when I touch it, it is vibrating and as soon as I mute it, the feedback cuts out.

Any idea's why this may be?
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#2
how far are you standing from your amp? The problem could be as simple as that
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#4
i have a rg350DX and i have never gotten feedback once on my shitty 20watt storm practice amp
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Just got a problem with feedback from my guitar and my practice amp. The guitar is an Ibanez RG350EX and the amp is a Peavey Rage 158 (practice amp!)

For some reason, I occaisonally get feedback ringing through the amp. Only happens about once every 10 uses, and usually only when I'm standing up and playing. My old guitar (starter magnum...) got it a fair bit more than the new guitar though. Seems to be ringing through the low E string (but sometimes others), as when I touch it, it is vibrating and as soon as I mute it, the feedback cuts out.

Any idea's why this may be?
Cheers

It's happening because you're letting the low E ring, simple as. There's nothing wrong, it's just normal feedback - stand further away from the amp and/or face away from it
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It's happening because you're letting the low E ring, simple as. There's nothing wrong, it's just normal feedback - stand further away from the amp and/or face away from it


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#7
So that's a normal thing to happen? Because after I mute it, even if I take my finger off slowely and by sliding it off across the brifge (ie to stop me plucking it even slightely) it begins again.

I usually stand about 3m away from the amp, generally not facing it though.
Martin: Next time it happens, I'll give that a go

Not a massive problem, but gets a little annoying
Cheers for the replies so far
#8
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So that's a normal thing to happen? Because after I mute it, even if I take my finger off slowely and by sliding it off across the brifge (ie to stop me plucking it even slightely) it begins again.

I usually stand about 3m away from the amp, generally not facing it though.
Martin: Next time it happens, I'll give that a go

Not a massive problem, but gets a little annoying
Cheers for the replies so far


Feedback is a physical effect - it happens when you play at high volumes. What happens is the sound waves from the speaker physically cause the strings to vibrate more, this in turn generates more signal which is boosted by the amp causing more, stronger soundwaves from the speaker which vibrate the strings more etc etc...it's called feedback because the amp's output, the physical energy of the soundwaves, is literally feeding back into the amp.

It's made worse by playing at high levels of gain or with a poorly shielded guitar...damping a string stops it vibrating and therefore stops feedback. It doesn't take a lot to start it off, if you have a well set up guitar then just moving around abit or even breathing can be enough to set off vibrations in the strings.
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