Distortion problem with CR120

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Aaron lucas
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Distortion problem with CR120

Post by Aaron lucas » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:20 am

I get a feedbackish sound when I play chords on my middle strings... happens on all my pedals and the amps dirty setting... i have sample recorded on my phone bad I can't post it on here...

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Re: Distortion problem with CR120

Post by bclaire » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:25 am

Try using the guitar without the pedals. Try a lesser distortion sound. Any difference? It could also be that your pickups aren't potted and in a high gain setting they're going microphonic.

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Re: Distortion problem with CR120

Post by Aaron lucas » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:27 pm

It plays fine clean... and any chord based off the E plays fine... it happens really bad on the third fret on the A string... guitar is a grestch hollow body... I did turn down the distortion and it still happens

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Re: Distortion problem with CR120

Post by bclaire » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:04 pm

Aaron lucas wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:27 pm
It plays fine clean... and any chord based off the E plays fine... it happens really bad on the third fret on the A string... guitar is a grestch hollow body... I did turn down the distortion and it still happens
All bets are off when it comes to a hollowbody guitar. That feedback is probably a howl where the back and front are vibrating sympathetically... there are many ways to "cure" it, but most of them I wouldn't try. For example, fitting a dowel between top and back through the soundhole is one way; packing it full of insulation is another; but I wouldn't want to do them....

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Re: Distortion problem with CR120

Post by Aaron lucas » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:05 pm

I can send you a recording if you have Facebook messenger. Pm me your details... that way I can know if it's the guitar... a friend of mine thinks it's the fret

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Re: Distortion problem with CR120

Post by lunchbox » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:26 am

It's not the fret. You're playing a hollow body guitar which is prone to feedback. Also, Gretsch pickups are voiced for a more trebly sound so that's contributing as well.

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Re: Distortion problem with CR120

Post by liaztraht » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:25 am

I can confirm its the guitar. I had a nice electromatic for a while. Anything more than a light crunch would feedback. Hollow bodies are meant to resonate. So certain notes will sympathetically resonate with the body and the distortion will compress it and make it more noticeable.
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