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RE: Feedback | from Seth HowardMar 15 2000 - 21:44

Believe it or not, the Morley Bad Horsie wah (the Steve Vai model!) is
an incredibly nice feedback generation machine. I use mine with a
Tele, a Rat (vintage reissue) and an Ernie Ball volume pedal into a
60's Vox Cambridge (the tube model) turned almost all the way up.

It's a really amazing pedal. I think what really makes it work so well
is that it was designed for much higher gain tones that what I'm using
it for - tones that would make a Cry Baby or Vox wah go into instant
squeal mode. To compensate, it a much mellower-voiced pedal. You can
really use it to draw out notes and "play" feedback once it gets
going. If you hate wahs, this is the wah for you. You can even get
some decent Rotovibe-ish sounds out of it. Best of all, it's
switchless and has an indicator light.

RE: Feedback | from AndyMar 06 2000 - 19:55

Hey Dan.

I always used Sabine guitar tuners.
Never had problems with 'em. They're
quick, reliable and easy to use. The
model I have is the Sabine STX-1100.
Check them out if you haven't already.


RE: Feedback | from dan setaMar 06 2000 - 14:42

I have never tried one of those out, but I should give it a try. I have tried just about every other pedal known to mankind. I just picked up the fulltone dejavibe 2 and the fulltone wah pedal. Both are extremely great pedals. I am not sure how they are going to fit into the Idaho scene but I am sure they will rear their heads soon. I still haven't found the tuner I am looking for and after the fifth resoldering of the crappy plastic input/output jacks soldered directly to the circuit board on the boss tuner I am about to throw it out the window. This time I scratched away the coating and got to copper clad and soldered small bits of hookup wire to the jacks. The next time I step on the cable leading to the jack it won't dislodge the solder from the circuit board. Hopefully. Sorry for all of the boring tech talk. Any other good ideas re tuners?

RE: Feedback | from AndyMar 05 2000 - 10:40

Hey Jeff/Dan...I forgot to ask, have
either of you tried electro harmonix's
memory man analog delay. I have one,
its pretty banged up, but you can get pretty nifty
sounds on it. I think they reissued it.
I don't know how they compare sonically

Feedback | from michelMar 05 2000 - 06:12

beautifully said dan. that's exactly what made me fall in love with idaho: those intens moments of noise on the right spots boosting the songs up to almost divine creations that make the world bearable, at least seem more beautiful(shit, is that me talking?) Anyway, its also why i'm dying to see you guys play live; I expect total different feedback from what i'm used to listening to the records, thus songs, due to the spontanity of feedback.
Are we going to get more of that more dominant feedback like on the first three records on the new one?
and dan, didn't you use Matchless amplification in the past? Your name was mentioned in an add a few years back.

RE: Feedback | from dan setaMar 05 2000 - 02:37

I can't explain exactly where it comes from. Some of it comes from the guitars themselves. They are strung very high. The tension on the strings is pretty high for the most part and the tremolos on the guitars are starting to get old and creaky. That helps a lot. I usually use a couple of pedals together to get a particular feedback. I have this really great pedal from fulltone called the fulldrive2 that starts the ball rolling. If I need a pretty single note I will add the rat in as well. If I need more of an overall grainy fuzz I will use the big muff pi. Having something that makes the sound regenerate itself is also a very big part. We used to use those crappy boss pedals, the delay and the reverb, but they really sound awful. We have both switched to using tape delays like the roland 501 or 301. They really help carry the note over and start making the strings vibrate sympathetically. I also use the volume pedal a lot to swell up to a note. I will strike a note that I want to feedback with the volume down and then swell the pedal up and it will usually start feeding back there. Good luck, and remember we are just conduits for all of the cool sounds. We don't control them, we just make a nice place for them to play.


RE: Feedback | from jeffMar 04 2000 - 22:50

dan will give you a more interesting answer no doubt....the rare occasion that i make feedback requires that i turn dan's fender deluxe way up and use an ibenez tube screamer and stand near the damn thing.....after wards i put a little roland tape delay on it.....viola

How do ya do it???? | from AndyMar 04 2000 - 21:30

Hey Jeff - I just wanted to know how
you and Dan generate the feedback.
The sustain is awesome. Do you just
sit close to the amp or do you use
any particular effect????

Just wonderin......

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