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So Now FEEDBACK is a GOOD Thing??

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I remember trying Boss or Ibanez feedbacker pedal in the mid 80's, so it's not a new idea exactly. Yellow box.

And I even remember a guitar that had feedbacker built in back then. Battery inside and a switch to engage it.

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Ah yes, the Fernandes Sustainer. I think that's what the Edge of U2 used for the song With and Without You. Not such a bad idea. Sure, limited use, but it sounds good on that song.

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Yeah, Fernandes it was. (I always assumed With or Without You was done with ebow.)

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@Lacking Talent: not exactly what I had in mind. I'm thinking about that failing/short circuiting instrument cable effect you hear Jack White and Eagles of Death Metal are doing every now and then.

– Ger (aka Ratrod)

The best use of that I've ever seen was the FOO Fighters. In the studio, they wanted a different effect, so one guy mounts the guitar ready to rip a lead, the other guy on purpose fumbles around creating the all to familiar buzz of a raw lead connected to the amp but not the guitar, a second or two of "fumbling" and BAM a great piece of music...

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A little update: I just scored a used EHX Little Big Muff for 35 Euros. Very dirty, very muddy, exactly what I was looking for.

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I've used a Pignose as a preamp. Takes a bit to find the sweet spot, tho, once you do, it works pretty well.

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I've used a Pignose as a preamp. Takes a bit to find the sweet spot, tho, once you do, it works pretty well.

– wabash slim

I remember years ago hearing someone using a Pignose as a pre-amp that nailed the Steely Dan "Reeling In the Years" tone.


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