Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 4:50 AM (in response to Gorax94)Re: More sustain/Feedback out of a Spider IV
What Strat model do you have and what pickups? Single coil pickups are not the best for good feedback sound, although I have been able to get some good controlled feedback using my 72 Tele, at times, with lots of gain and distortion dialed in.
Have you been able to use that guitar with other amps for good feedback? You may need to swap out your pickups.
Also, what strings are you using? Heavier gauge/different brand might be somethign to look at.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to fflbrgst)Re: More sustain/Feedback out of a Spider IV
you can also get a pedal called a sustainer, which makes it very easy to get controlled feedback, and long sustaining notes.
not sure if you want tons of distortion.? it depends on the type of sound your looking for, but for SRV, Hendrix, being loud is the only way to get that feedback,
you got to remember they didn't have this amp, they used many amps and cabinets, at an extreme volume.
2nd your guitar and pickups makes a huge difference on your feedback and sustain. your looking for the note to feedback, not to squeal from a bad pickup, blow out your ears.
i can get very nice controlled feedback out of my Fender strat, with the vintage noiseless pickups, low output, very easy at a low volume, using the same amp as you have with the gain set high.
i have some sounds uploaded from my amp here some where at this site, it's been a while.
Gorax94..i did watch the video, and that my friend is a sustainer he is using,
some have a pedal for it, some pros have it installed into their guitars. via a switch on the guitar.