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RE: Fighting (electric) guitar pickup feedback

Hi Per,

Greetings from NJ! :-)

I have heard from some of my Tele-owning friends that in order to defeat
some of the coil noise and associated EMF noise, that they were lining the
inside cover of the pickguard and the wooden walls of the electronics
compartments with some copper-coated conductive electrical tape. 

It comes in 2" wide format and you can trim it as you wish. I may even try
it on my Tele, but most of my noise is just typical single coil pickup 
going into my Rat and Big Muff pedal. Distortion is fun--but noisy!


Hope this helps...unless, of couse you knew about it already!


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Nelson [mailto:psychle62@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:15 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: Fighting (electric) guitar pickup feedback

Hi Per,

Is it a microphonic type of feedback? Sometimes if
there's movement of the wire on the coil, it can give
you that high-end harshness and squeal. Potting the
pickup in parafin wax can help, but if you don't want
to risk melting a valuable or vintage pickup in a hot
bath, you could always swap the pickup for a
non-microphonic replacement.


--- Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> This might be a bit OT, but maybe I can ask here
> since many of us use
> guitars for looping? Anyway, I have some feedback
> problems with the
> bridge position pick-up on a Telecaster guitar. It's
> the normal
> single-coil Telecaster bridge pickup. Has anyone
> successfully fixed
> this problem? How?
> In the past I've feedback secured hollow-bodies by
> stuffing them with
> clothing but none of my earlier Telecasters have
> been this
> problematic. It's not such a priority that I would
> buy a new pick-up.
> If I can't fix it I will keep on using the neck or
> both, because that
> works. But it would be cool to have that nasal
> tellybridge sound
> available as well ;-)
> -- 
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> www.looproom.com (international)


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