How Do You Command And Control Feedback?, Similar to SRV or Jimi Hendrix...
bricktop
Dec 27 2007, 01:00 AM
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I've been listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix a lot the last couple months and was curious how do you initiate feedback and control it, etc. Maybe a lesson on using feedback and incorporating it into our jams would be great!

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John

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fatb0t
Dec 27 2007, 09:16 AM
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Well my friend the most important thing is very loud tube amps, SRV used to play extremely loud... I find when I'm messing around with feedback the amps are cranked and I have a decent amount of tube distortion.

Jimi pioneered usage of the whammy bar and feedback with songs like "Third Rock From the Sun" and "Voodoo Chile" (which both SRV covered).
Stevies biggest influence were Jimi and Albert King, if you listen to their music often you can pick up on their vibe.

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Ivan Milenkovic
Dec 27 2007, 11:55 AM
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You can't really get decent feedback with solidstate amps, because the feedback from those comes out unnatural and with odd harmonics. With tube amps you get even harmonics and every note you play and hold is exactly the note you will hear sustaining. I am doing some feedbacks for my own songs and fatbot is right when he says you need to crank it up - no volume - no feedback. Try to crank your volume and ad some dist pedals, and then don't play, just press notes on the fretboard and see how they ring and act. If you do this for some time you'll get the fell for it. Decent amount of feedback can only be accomplished in the studio, it is very hard to practice feedbacking at home (unless you don't have neighbours off course wink.gif )

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Chris Evans
Dec 27 2007, 12:21 PM
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I wouldnt totally agree with huge amounts of volume, some for sure, but plenty of gain/drive and move nearer the speaker of the amp, thats if volume/neighbours is an issue of course , if not .. PLAY IT LOUD!! laugh.gif

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