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Why ME?!

Topic wasa little more desperate sounding than this really is but........WHY CAN'T I GET ANY FEEDBACK? I know thats a bit opposite of the quesiton yo usually hear..which is how can i stoip feedback........but how can i start feedback? im using a marshall vs265r and a ibanez jem 555........

I've tried holoding the guitar up RIGHT NEXT to the amp and tilting it around etc. etc. But it don't work for me! I've seen people with marshall stacks get KILLER feedback by just walking to the stack...but I can't...I'm not using a stack but amplification IS amplification..isn't it? NEED FEEDBACK...
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Re: Why ME?!

11/1/2000 2:19 PM

Christopher Sung (9641) wrote:

This might be a silly suggestion, but have you turned the volume up loud enough?

If all else fails, turn the amp up as loud as it can go (up to 11), and you should tons o' feedback between the JEM and the Marshall. That's like a 60W amp, isn't it?

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11/1/2000 3:38 PM

Ward Moeller (4849) wrote:

yeah, that kind of feedback usually comes at high volume and/or gain levels.

with a 60W amp, it may not feedback too easily.

do you have a distortion pedal? try cranking that up too.

but most likely, to get to good feedback volume levels, your mother/wife/landlord/roomate....will be yelling at you to turn it down.

it might also depend a bit on the sensitivity/output of the pickups....but i believe the Ibanez JEM is a decent enough guitar..shouldn't be a problem there.



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11/1/2000 7:29 PM

Brandon Lucas (357) wrote:

Yea..its a 1000 dollar guitar....dimarzio pickups....

The Marshall VS265R is actually a 135 watt amp...but ive never had it up past two....does your suggestion on loud volume prove itself correct knowing that?



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11/1/2000 10:21 PM

David Mackie (11072) wrote:

Absolutely. I think you'll need it up to at least 4 or 5 with the gain pretty high. I've never played through that amp, so I can't really give exact settings to go by, but you definitely need more air moving to get feedback.



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11/2/2000 10:48 AM

Ward Moeller (4849) wrote:

yup. i'm not a marshall user - but your guitar then seems fine.

gotta crank it up a ways past 2 to get some scorching feedback.

but you'll be knocking the pictures off the wall when you do it.

try it up around 5!

also, it will likely feedback better withthe gain cranked up a bit. not as easy to feedback a clean sound.

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11/2/2000 1:02 PM

Bob Zave (1540) wrote:

The volume thing is certainly a factor. Try different settings between the amp volume and the guitar volume. Steve Morse walks the stage during soundcheck to find the "sweet spot" for guitar feedback, then he marks the floor. Sometimes it isn't right in front of the amp. just my .02

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Re: Why ME?!

11/3/2000 10:27 PM

Tony Boyd (189) wrote:

Just make it LOUD, LOUD, LOUD!!!!!! Then it won't matter if you are standing right in front of the amp or not!