The Holy Grail: How Do I Get Controlled Feedback?

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  1. D_Malone

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    I've never been able to get my Freqout to create sustained feedback, and my power supply offers 500mA. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. It begins to feedback, then dies off after about 2 seconds, usually in a weird glitchy way.

    I recorded a track on our first album with a Clark Beaufort (5E3) that had me holding double stops until they bloomed into feedback. I simply cranked the amp, hit it with a boost and found the right spot to stand. Worked beautifully.
     
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    The only pedal I've heard that provides fairly realistic, controllable feedback was the Fender Runaway Feedback. They're discontinued, although you can find used ones. It used VST technology licensed from Softube, and it definitely sounds different (and better IMO) than the rest.
     
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    He said "controllable" feedback. ;)
     
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    okay then, THINLINE hollowbody archtop :)

    Really it's all just mostly a matter of learning about placement of the amp speaker in relation to the pickups, and also learning how to control things with your vol knobs
     
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    I don't know, but, I love that song...
     
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    I’ve not had one, I had a friend with one and it didn’t work properly. Turned out to be the power ( or lack of) and we ended up googling the pedal and found this was a common problem. Always sounds to me like there is a slight ‘hitch’ in the sound when it goes into feedback that’s not 100% natural but that could just be me and in a band context I’m pretty sure it’s unnoticeable.
     
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    Crank the amp and stand close. I can only imagine how loud Peter Green must have been playing to do that so far up the neck on a Lester on The Supernatural. Of course, he WAS The Supernatural.
     
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    For recording, you can use a high gain amp cranked up to get the feedback, but don't mic that amp. Instead, Y off the guitar signal to another amp (in another room), or record it dry and reamp it. Adjust the second amp for the tone you like. This will give you the feedback without the sizzle of high gain going on the track.
     
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    It's simple: loud amp + moderate distortion, or lower volume with more distortion. Loud volume is the more important of the two. You can compensate for lack of loudness with more distortion, but if it's not loud enough, no amount of distortion will feed back.

    The keyboard-ish sound during the first verse is actually a cranked AC10C1.

    https://www.reverbnation.com/raen777/song/30200394-gods-plan-feat-real-kalm
     
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    Someone gave me a little Cube amp with a switch that gets, among other things, high gain distortion.
    It does the infinite sustain thing at shockingly low volume.
    I don't understand how.
     
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