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Hey all,
I joined this website recently and have learned a lot from you guys, stoked!\:metal: I was hoping you guys could offer you expertise with an issue I'm having with my equipment.

It's my live setup and really basic... Just a Line 6 Flextone HD II hooked up to a Marshall 1960 Lead cab and a guitar. I have recently added some accessories like a cordless system, Boss NS-2 and a Boss CS-3. With or without the cordless system I'm getting some terrible feed back when any quick palm mute is made or an abrupt stop. It will also do this when both pedals off and just in line. If I line a chord just straight to the amp, problem free. I have used multiple sets of chords and used a different guitar. I have used the pedals on another amp, I think a Peavey 3120 without issue, again problem free. I think it's pretty obvious that I'm a rookie when it comes to equipment but I have tried to learn what I can from this site. LEt me know if I left something out as I'm not sure how to describe this exactly. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
 

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Have you checked the batteries or power supplies for everything? tried them one at a time? in the fx loop or straight into the front of the amp?
 

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Have you checked the batteries or power supplies for everything? tried them one at a time? in the fx loop or straight into the front of the amp?
At this time everything is being run off power supplies which I assume are good since it is brand new. I have tried the pedals individually, all with the same result. Like I said, even with the pedals off and just sitting in line between the guitar and amp, I'm still getting this weird feedback. I am plugging straight into the input in front of the amp.
 

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turn down the gain?
That would be the obvious solution :D I"m trying to figure out if I'm doing something wrong before I have to sacrifice too much tone for this stuff. I guess that would be my next question... Shouldn't pedals like the CS-3 improve/enhance your over all tone without having to sacrifice anything?
 

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That would be the obvious solution :D I"m trying to figure out if I'm doing something wrong before I have to sacrifice too much tone for this stuff. I guess that would be my next question... Shouldn't pedals like the CS-3 improve/enhance your over all tone without having to sacrifice anything?
How high is your gain set at the moment? Gain does not equal tone.
 

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Sounds like you're running way too much gain, and a compressor out front won't help either. That sort of feedback squeal happens when background noise is amplified via compression and tube gain into a self-sustaining loop.
 

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How high is your gain set at the moment? Gain does not equal tone.
The gain is set at maybe 7/10... My amp certainly doesn't sound like a buzzing bee or anything. It may be a bad comparison, but I actually used that amp on our CD, if you go to the link below you can get an idea of how my setup (before the pedals) kind of sounds like.

www.myspace.com/ashkira
 
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