- Jul 16, 2001
Hey Charles, Ive had a bunch of PAFs that have needed various tweaking to get rid of feedback. I think its trial and error. For low end howling feedback, in the past I had to experiment with how tight or loose the bobbin screws were, it affected the feedback. But actually with this current PAF, I had the problem youre having with the high end microphonic feedback. Lindy Fralin told me that 99% of the time, its space between the magnet and the surrounding parts. He suggested waxing just the magnet, not the whole pickup. I did, and every bit of the feedback went away. And nobody can tell me that a waxed magnet sounds any different, I sure didnt here any change.