G&L ASAT feedback?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Noddy Boulder, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Noddy Boulder

    Noddy Boulder

    Jun 11, 2012
    I recently had my first experience with having feedback when playing my ASAT. It was pointed out to me that this is more than likely because of the guitar. If it is, how would I go about getting rid of the problem?
  2. Matt B

    Matt B

    Mar 31, 2012
    New Zealand
    Why would it be a problem with the guitar? My ASAT has never had a feedback problem. Ever.
  3. What is the rest of your chain?
  4. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    ASAT is not a true hollowbody and should not cause feedback.
  5. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Never had feedback on any of the multiple ASATs I've owned other than "that thing is not only the coolest bass I've ever seen it's also got great tone" from my bandmates.
  6. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    my L2k was feeding back yesterday with the behringer at the rented studio and the wooly mammoth clone, but i was sitting in a chair about 4 feet away from the 450 combo facing away from the amp
  7. Noddy Boulder

    Noddy Boulder

    Jun 11, 2012
    I was using crown power amp and zoom B3. The feedback was starting anywhere from a meter to two meters from the cabinets, ampeg 1x15, and 4x10. Never had a problem before. Couple of Weeks ago got it set up by a guitar tec. He did intonation etc and also raised and lowered pick ups. Thinking could be that.
  8. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    yeah, maybe it's your setup, i never feedback at shows with no fx, the fuzz pedal may have just made things too hot in my case
  9. mr.mow


    Feb 11, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: BBE/G&L Basses
    No feedback for me either (solid body ASAT though) and I play some pretty loud shows!
  10. Noddy Boulder

    Noddy Boulder

    Jun 11, 2012
    Will try the amp set up and take another guitar along and see what happens. I have a feeling it is a result of the bloke 'setting it up'. It was fine up until then, never had feedback with any bass, so was a bit strange. I love the ASAT.
  11. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    If that is what you think is going on, why not try lowering the pickups a little?
  12. Noddy Boulder

    Noddy Boulder

    Jun 11, 2012
    The actual pickups are at the lowest they can go. What he did do was raise and lower the poles. I am not sure what I would be doing. If I start playing with those I might end up fiddling with them forever!
  13. Noddy Boulder

    Noddy Boulder

    Jun 11, 2012
    Sorted. It was the poles of the pups that were the problem.