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Dealing with guitar feedback can be a pain. Basically, feedback happens when speakers amplify the sound, then that sound travels back to the microphone and is again amplified, and in travels through the speakers again. This can happen so quickly that its own frequency is created, resulting in the shrieking noise of feedback.

Most musicians find feedback to be a negative experience when they are trying to play their song. Feedback can also occur, though, when there is high gain in the output of the guitar.

There are many ways that you can help control feedback, but there are also ways to increase the chances of feedback occurring. We need to reiterate that feedback only occurs in a system that is at a point of residence in high gain. Though it can be challenging to control feedback, it is possible.

Preventing Guitar Feedback

We will first look at a few ways to reduce the chance of feedback while playing.

One of the major changes you can do to minimize feedback is to monitor the amplified volume of your guitar in relation to the size of the area you’re playing in. Another painless and quick way to reduce feedback is to move your speaker and microphone to a position that the output of the speaker isn’t directly feeding into the microphone. Keep the microphone further back in the speakers further forward.

Another way to avoid feedback is by using a directional microphone. Practically kissing the microphone by singing or speaking close to it can also help. When you are not using the microphone, turn it off so the signal is equalized and the frequency is lowered.

Lowering the speaker output can also reduce feedback. There are some devices you can buy that you can connect between the amp and monitor to help reduce the audio frequency amounts that occurs.



Hopefully, these tips will help you prevent guitar feedback. Learning to do so can save you from that annoying, streaking noise that every music artist seems to face.

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