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How To Reduce Feedback When You Play
If you've performed live on stage or even a casual jam with your
friends at band
practice -- one of the most annoying things guitarists
have is a thing called FEEDBACK!
If you don't know what feedback is -- it's that terrible
high pitched sound that comes from speakers.
It usually happens when you place your microphone too close
to the speaker or play your guitar directly in front of the
Not only does this damage your ears, but it puts your
audience off when they come to hear you play!
I'm not an expert on the dynamics of feedback. But I
on stage many times and have learnt a few tricks
to avoid feedback from occurring...
The first step is to turn down your treble on your amplifier. Too
much treble invites
feedback so don't have too much treble in
your amplifier settings.
The second step is to turn the volume on your guitar up only 3/4.
Don't turn your volume up full as
this is invites huge feedback!
Always leave a little room on your volume, so
don't turn it up all
the way. Only 3/4 and I guarantee you will reduce feedback at
least 80% with this trick.
One other trick is to turn down the gain or distortion on your amp.
When you play softly, you can turn
your gain or distortion full.
But when you start playing with some serious volume, turn
your gain only 50%.
You will still get the same sound and distortion, but this
is the trick to avoiding feedback from occurring when you play
Finally, if you're using an effects pedal, only turn it up
3/4 the way. Like your guitar -- always leave a bit of leeway as it offers more
control over the sound and keeps your playing tight!
Remember this -- if you keep control of your volumes, you reduce
the level of feedback and have a much
tighter sound as an over all
band. If you turn everything up full and try to rule the world --
you'll sound a mess and out of
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