Black Mariah Posted October 23, 2005 Report Share Posted October 23, 2005 Another one in my "Stupid questions about archtops" series.. How would you go about controlling feedback in high gain situations without stuffing the thing with a pillow or adding an ES-335 style sustain block? I'm a metal guy, so I'll be playing metal on this thing (go on, ask why I want a hollowbody ). I don't use that much gain but probably enough to get a good squeal going wherever I stand onstage. What is it about a hollowbody that actually makes them so feedback prone? I've never seen this adequately explained. Is it the added body vibration being transferred to the pickup? Is it sound echoing through the chamber? Is it magical trolls? I've seen jazz guys like George Benson tape up the f-holes to prevent feedback. That gives me two ideas. One is to just not use f-holes at all, but I don't want to do that since I want a good acoustic voice too. The second is to make removable f-hole inserts that I can use at shows. But is there a better way I don't know about? Maybe a partial block just under the pickup? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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