Hey guitar people, I have a tech question (I'm gear-stupid): I have a ES-175 hollow body that I use as my practice/writing guitar, but I want to start using it for full practice. However, as with a hollow body, it will feed-back like mad for any loud sound that will resonate in the body (drums, lound distortion, bass, etc). Does anyone know what I can do to stop this and use it as a performing guitar? I've considered trying a noise/feed-back reduction rack or pedal, but I'm not sure if that is what I need. Any ideas?
Billy Duffy from the Cult played a Gretsch Falcon Hollow Body and had the same problem you are describing. I read that he stuffed it with foam and it helped reduce some of the feedback. I don't think you're guitar is as deep as a Gretsch but it might be worth a try. Just my 2 cents.
Thanks Dave. I'm actually getting one of my guitars fixed and I asked the luthier (spelling?) about it and he gave me a pretty good suggestion. It's basically a more elaborate version of the foam thing. I'll give it a shot.
LRBaggs maks a feedback suppresion unit that has phase reverse, and two or three narrow bands you can use to fight the feedback. But I'm sure foam will be cheaper. I know a couple of other guys who use foam.