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Tarkellyt
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:00 am
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:07 pm 
 

So I am perpetually on the lookout for a new guitar, and I had a question about hollow bodies.

Will distorting a hollow body guitar create feedback? I've tried to search for a definite answer and some people claim that it does and other claim it doesn't.

I play through an Ibanes tube screamer head, and I tend to have the overdrive pretty high, but I don't use any pedal effects.

Does anyone have an experience with this? Or any insight at all?

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Awblaster
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:07 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:47 pm 
 

The guitarist in my post-metal band used to use hollowbodies (specifically very jazzy guitars), and we found that although there can be a lot of feedback, a good EQ pedal can be used to tame it. A good quality head works as well, crappy amps in practice rooms didn't help us at all, but his Dual Terror was fine with it.

The feedback could be pretty useful at times, there were a couple of notes on the guitar that would basically sustain infinitely if you held them down and allowed feedback to happen. Only about two notes, but it was still pretty cool.
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Tarkellyt
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Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:00 am
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:17 pm 
 

Thank you. That is helpful information!

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sea
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:36 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:12 am 
 

Don't forget that a noise gate will help a lot to tame feedback. Almost any guitar will start to have feedback issues with most levels of gain people use for metal, so a noise gate is essential for basically anyone anyway.

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