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Acolmiztli

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« on: February 14, 2007, 12:57:52 PM »
Hey,

I have a Nailbomb pickup at my bridge. I paid someone at Wunjo Guitars in Denmark Street (London) to put it into my Ibanez.

Now the pickup functions fine. There is no buzz, no hum, nothing. But can I get any feedback? Can I $%&#!

No matter how loud my amp is or how loud my computer is (I record with my PodXTLive) I cannot get my guitar to squeal like a pig.

Now I don't know if its my PodXT patching, or if the dude at the shop put the pickup in wrong... but this is pissing me off. Any ideas??

My tone control doesn't work for any of my pickups either, which makes me think he did in fact put the pickup in wrong.

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007, 02:31:50 PM »
Well, I have a nailbomb in 2 guitars, and I can get a very good controllable feedback pretty easy, and I don't have to turn my amp past 2 / 2,5 to get that...But I don't know if a wiring can change the way it feedbacks? I mean...if the sound is ok, then all the stuff between guitar and amp is fine...right?
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 02:56:24 PM »
Are you trying to get feedback in a home recording setup or at band volumes. I do alot of home recording and its very hard to get a natural feedback when using digital effects processors. There needs to be a reaction between the guitar and a guitar speaker to really achieve this effect. Can you explain your setup a bit more?
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Acolmiztli

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 02:58:59 PM »
I've tried three ways:

Guitar > PodXTLive > Computer

and:

Guitar > PodXTLive > Hiwatt 40watt amplifier

and:

Guitar > Hiwatt 40watt Amplifier

Nothing I do seems to give me feedback. I wouldn't have thought the PodXTLive would harm any feedback potential.

My amp is on a table. Standing right next to the amp with the volume at 12 o'clock (loud for this amp) .. nothing ... nada...

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007, 04:09:34 PM »
Ello mate!
That is odd, agreed. I'd have automatically said it's a feature of the processing setup that's making it more difficult to get harmonic feedback..but as you mention that it happens with your amp, it's obviously something else.
  Sounds ("gut reaction" here) like it's a combination of a few elements here:
  Firstly, is the amp a valvy or SS? (Feedback a little more easy with the former)
  Secondly, sounds like the pickups have had the effect of accenting some frequencies whilst effectively dampening others...another way of looking at this, is that perhaps with your former pups the type/method of winding allowed some frequencies to dominate the sound. The BKPs may well have restored a balance that you might not have anticipated. Now, I know jack about pup mechanics, so I'll shut up before I go down a road I've not travelled!
  The tone control thing is not a coincidence...my capacitors do not quite have the same effect as before my BKP upgrade.
  Maybe I could be more helpful by suggesting that the present pups are at least freer of nasty microphonic-style feedback..? Tell you the truth, I too have to work a bit harder to get my "old" sound...the trade off being that my Mules now give me a different one. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a BKP fanboy but I do know a good product; mind you I must also throw into the arena that my guitar is presently in hospital to sort out a high-frequency hum that was not there before...maybe there's all sorts of aracana at work in the winding/matching of the bucker coils of which I'm unaware.
  Don't worry, you're not going nuts by the way!
  If  I can finish on a more helpful note, have you tried just putting a wah between your axe and the amp, ensuring you ramp up the pre-gain on your amp..?  c--king the wah at "wolf-frequency" points really does work well with BKPs to lift and feedback certain notes..actually more pleasingly than my stock pups...my closest example that I've yet put up in "Players" is my first Yammy one: this has something like wot I'm trying to say!
 Best of!

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007, 09:23:37 PM »
Next time I jam, I'm going to take the guitar into the studio, plug into a bigger amp and just see if I can get feedback from it.

btw, my amp is solid state.

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2007, 09:50:17 PM »
Another thought that just occurred to me.

My band mate, a guitarist with a les paul studio.. he has a Pod XT Live as well, and he doesn't struggle to get feedback.

I honestly do not believe the Pod is the problem.

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2007, 11:11:50 PM »
You're welcome. 8)

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007, 09:47:49 AM »
Does the pickup need to be adjusted closer to the strings?
(btw, not actually sure that does anything at all.. :oops: )
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2007, 01:06:36 PM »
So look.. I just turned my amp up FULL VOLUME. Standing right in front of the amp speaker, feedback happens, but it ramps in very very very slowly - it should be instant at such a volume.

Could the pickup be damaged do you think?

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2007, 03:52:15 PM »
Got it done guys, it was some shite soldering by some dickhead in Denmark St. I got it sorted for 5.00 from a different place, so I only paid 20 in the end to get it sorted. It's now perfect!

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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2007, 11:09:48 AM »
Can the soldering affect the feedback?
I thought, when the pickup sounds good it is good.....guess not.. :?:
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2007, 11:52:53 AM »
Quote from: Dennis
Can the soldering affect the feedback?
I thought, when the pickup sounds good it is good.....guess not.. :?:


Soldering done badly can affect many things, if there are tiny bubbles in it, then it can act as a capacitor and if it is just done badly (a dry joint), it can act as a resistor.  More pickup problems come from bad soldering than anything.  If you are going to do much of it, then a good soldering iron is a must.  Tim and the guys also use a fan/filter to remove the fumes as they work.  The fumes are not good for you (solder has a lot of lead in it).
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2007, 12:40:14 PM »
My Nailbomb feeds back well with my amp, which seems to be almost impossible with the Toneport > Hi-fi system setup, BTW. Facing the amp never really worked for me. In my experience feedback comes easier with the amp either on my left or right. You could try different angles and see if that helps.

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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2007, 07:07:20 PM »
I've got it sorted. There is nothing else to try.

The PodXTLive is fine for feedback, getting some wonderful feedback from it, so people saying things about effects processing might want to go research some more before spouting that incorrect knowledge elsewhere.

I can even get good feedback with my studio monitors at high volumes.