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Too much feedback???

burythemisery

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hey guys have a question. when i'm playing a live show for my band I use the Ibanez PD7 Tone Lok pedal for heavy bass overdrive/distortion. but I have this annoying feedback problem. because I play pretty articulate riffs on bass and whenever I pause for a moment there's that loud squeal. is it the pedal or my bass (Yamaha rbx a5) or my bass head(fender bxr)? if its either of these, is there a pedal out there that can help remedy this problem without loosing much of my tone?
 

Bartimaeus

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It might well be the bass combined with the high gain. An active (and therefore loud) bass going into a pedal that's clipping your signal will make it clip even more. This can be a nice sound, but it improves the chance of feedback. Maybe turn down the gain a little and see if that helps. If you're getting feedback even at the lowest gain settings available on the pedal, then it's the pedal's fault. Otherwise, it's probably the bass.
 

JesterR

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Try to dump strings when you stop playing. Basically, when you play live, you have to deal with sound and overall play-ability. Something, which works great on rehearsal or recording, just do not work for live situation. So second thing, that I would suggest: turn gain down. It's always useful for bigger sound.
 

burythemisery

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alrighty i'll definitely give turning the volume on my bass. which sucks because the LEDs on the bass are brighter with the volume turned up. looks cooler lol
 






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