sound trouble with my guitar EQ

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by tragedyman, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. tragedyman

    tragedyman Guest

    i have a marshall valvastate 100 and a MXR kerry king 10 band eq. it gives me a lot of low end but when i have the amp at a higher volume it gives me feed back when i stop playing any advice???
  2. tragedyman

    tragedyman Guest

    still looking for an answer
  3. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Geeez, I wonder where everyone is? :lol:
  4. tragedyman

    tragedyman Guest

    me too. this looked like a site for guitar genius
  5. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Lol, I've always felt this is a site for the sharing of the love of making music, with ideas exchanged by all...professionals and beginners alike.

    Everyone here is a volunteer during spare time, which of course includes you too! Sometimes we are not around because we are busy :wink:

    So what kind of guitar and pickups are you playing? Do the pickups have a metal cover? Feedback can be harnessed and controlled, but when it becomes uncontrollable and unmusical it is then a problem.

    When the great Roy Buchanan cranked up his Tele, it squealed loudly with feedback. He had a technique of fading the volume control in and out to control this. Randy Rhoads also harnessed the feedback in a musical way. Both would just keep playing notes so the feedback would not creep in until they let a note hang.

    To get rid of feedback, you can- turn your amp down.
    -Move farther away from the amp.
    -EQ the offending frequency.
    -Wax pot your pickups, or replace them with ones designed for high gain use.

    What you need to know about wax potting is, that it will change the tone of the pickup. Some players like the lively upper midrange tone of a vintage pickup that is not wax potted.

    In your case, probably a pickup change is the best way. Hope this helps.
  6. tragedyman

    tragedyman Guest

    Cool thanks
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