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Help, something weird is going on w/ my guitar


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This has been happening for a few days and I can't figure out what it is. For some reason now, if i tap on the body of the guitar itself ('98 am. deluxe tele) it sounds almost hollow coming through the amp. If I turn on my ZIM distortion pedal, it's even worse and it immediately starts feeding back.

 

Any idea what could cause this? A messed up wire in the guitar?

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Originally posted by Robzilla

i think it's your amp. a microphonic tube maybe..

 

 

1+ Turn on your amp and tap each pre-amp tube one at a time with a pencil. You'll find out which one is microphonic, then simply power down and replace it.

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well, i checked the amp and it seems that the EF86 is pretty darn microphonic. I had two more that I tried in place of it and they were just as bad. I pulled the EF86 out and played through the amp for 15 seconds or so and it's still there!

I'm sending in the amp to Bad Cat anyway for updates and to fix a reverb problem, so I'll have them go over the whole thing and re-tube as needed. I hope it's just a tube rather than my guitar.

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