My 1997 Blonde Dot re-issue ES335 is 'feedback friendly' live onstage.
I used a 1962 Fender Strat for 20 years, then a 1976 Les Paul Deluxe to save wearing out my Strat beyond repair. I traded the Deluxe for my current workhorse, a 1997 Blonde ES335.
Unlike my Strat and Les Paul's, this 335 offers feedback to use as a condiment, a compliment to it's
already super sound and tone.
I am keen to know if all 335 players manage feedback onstage, or if I have
just got lucky with this guitar and have gear that facilitates feedback.
My two main pedals are not available over the Music Shop counter.
They are handmade products I bought from Benjamin Craig, he builds amps and pedals
out of a small workshop in South Africa.
I use his Vintage 'G' pedal for rock rhythm guitar and a modded lead pedal from his 'stock' collection.
He titled the modded pedal the 'WoodMAUL Distraction' .....and this is the one that delivers
outrageously manageable feedback.