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Help with Amp issue

Postby 5_iron » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:14 am

Hey-
So I play lap steel mainly through my new Peavey Delta Blues tube amp. With my style of playing (open D or E tunings) I do a lot of partial string covers, one string runs, and open picking. With certain lap steels, I get a ton of sympathetic (is that the term?) string vibration on notes I'm not even touching! Amplifies and sounds really messy. Sure, I can mute the strings but it is very restrictive to have to mute all the strings all the time.

I do NOT have this problem when I play this guitar on other amps - like my instructor's solid state steel amp (forget the brand). And I do NOT have this problem on my solid body guitars - only a few of the hollow laps.

Short of dropping yet more dough on yet another amp...is there some type of box or gate or something I can use to filter out the sloppy secondary noise and clutter? I like the amp tone - it's just the noisiness and extraneous noise that's annoying me. I'd prefer not to change my playing style for just this one guitar/amp combo.

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Postby ricochet » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:16 am

I think what you want is less treble and presence.
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Postby tobie » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:35 am

Or send me the amp... :?
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Postby De Ferre » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:51 pm

Looks like you have some feedback problem.
Does this happen if you play at lower volume?

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Postby ricochet » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:37 pm

Or gain?
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Postby 5_iron » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:00 pm

Thanks guys. I tried lowering the treble and gain. Still a problem, just not as "shrill". I don't have a presence or sensitivity setting. I don't think it's feedback but when I get home I'll move further and face away from the amp to try it out.

The Industrial lap steel (the one I am having the issue with) is a hollow metal body with an almost resophonic quality. THat is part of the challenge - vibrations all over the place.

I'll keep tinkering.

Are there any stomp boxes that would help filter out the stray tones?

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Postby ricochet » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:44 pm

Look at EQ pedals.
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Postby grady » Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:37 pm

I had a Peavey Delta Blues that would feed back like crazy.
Turning the Reverb off solved the problem.
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