That awful noise.
October 4, 2007 12:42 PM Subscribe
How do I tackle feedback with a piezo pickup on a very small instrument (ukulele), running it through guitar amps or PA systems?
posted by tmcw to Media & Arts (12 answers total)
So I have a concert ukulele, and I've hooked it up with a K&K Big Shot
piezo pickup, positioned right behind the bridge. I've been running it through either a Fender Princeton 112+ or Peavey Classic 30 guitar amp, and I've found that any high volume will cause almost unavoidable feedback - even when I'm holding all of the strings still. The problem seems to be reduced when I cut off the mid & bass at the amp level. I know that distance is pretty key here - I need to be further from the amp - but it's still pretty bad. Is there anything that performers do about this that I don't know about? I'd really like to get this thing in action and on stage someday.