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Here I am again, with another guitar question :P

So i'm playing foxy lady by Hendrex but my problem is I can't create the feedback in the into. I know jimi does it by vibratoing(lol) the 14th fret on the b and the 16th on the g. I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong.

In fact, i've never been able to create feedback on any guitar, not even on accident. Help?

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If you want to force it, turn your gain right up, turn your volume loud up, on your guitar and on your amp. Lot's of treble helps. Then shove your guitar close to your amp and make sure your strings are free to vibrate. What note (if any) depends on which string feeds back, and its position in relation to the amp, including which way the guituar is facing. It varies with every setup but theres usually a way to force it with everything.

In terms of that exact song, there's any number of ways he got that note, it's impossible to say exactly without asking him, and hes dead, so...

My initial thoughts are to play those two notes, and leave maybe your low A or E strings freely open, and then shove your guitar up to the amp. I don't have a guitar with me though. Give it a try.

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So I tried your ideas fishys and your snappleman, and I get nothing. I'm guessing its impossible with my set up(vox valvetronix 30 watt amp, schcter gryphon), i've easily done it on others peoples gear.

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I'm guessing the setting on your amp has a noise gate to prevent feedback. Any amp should feedback at a high volume. Jimi Hendrix had his amps usually set very high and turned down the volume knob of his guitar to get the clean sound and just turning the volume knob of the guitar back up to get more distortion and feedback.

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You have to have your amp up pretty loud to get some good feedback. That or have some pretty high output pickups. Alot of gain alone won't do it.

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I'm not familiar with a valvetronix, but i'm assuming its a digitil modelling amp, being a vox.

Correct me if i'm wrong, those things have a noise gate?

My spider 212 has one aswell and they just nullify all feedback. I can still get feedback with my ibanez but that has ridiculous output. If it is a noise gate, read the manual and see if you can turn it off.

If there isnt a noise gate, just get a louder guitar.

Also, 30watts isnt a lot of power, it might just be as simple as you need a bigger amp.

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