At 10:08 AM 7/28/01 -0400, DLM wrote: >I agree with Matthias. (re: the DF-2 pedal) Me too. Really, if you want to get controllable feedback (without paintpeeling volume, I'd assume) make sure that your amp is positioned somewhat close to your right kidney/elbow/buttock area and that your gain device (overdrive, distortion, fuzz, whatever) is suitably tweakable to find that magic spot that resonates with your guitar. The guitar itself will have a lot to do with it; obviously a 335 or a light, hollow jazz box will feed back almost automatically, but different solidbodies will respond very differently with different amps due to differences in wood density and resonance. Lighter-weight solidbodies usually work better for controllable feedback, IMO. I have an old beat up strat that has a crack all the way through the body that feeds back perfectly through my '59 Gibson Ranger amp, yet my tele requires a lot more volume as it's solid maple and weighs about twice as much. My Steinberger is about midway between the two in terms of resonance; of course there's a considerable difference in the tone because of different overtones being emphasized. Unfortunately there's no effects box that'll provide a total solution to your feedback needs by itself; it's more a combination of your whole setup working in synergy coupled with the technique you'll develop in knowing the quirks of your gear intimately, particularly in being able to predict the way it'll respond in different acoustic contexts (outdoors, weirdly shaped rooms, low ceilinged clubs, in the presence of live/dead reflective surfaces, etc.). Experiment. Try all of your guitars, maybe borrow a few to see what works best for you. -t ps: if none of that works, split your signal into a Smokey amp and hold that over your pickups!