Originally Posted by y3llo
But isn't this what Dan Auerbach does?
Using a gainy pedal with a gainy amp can sound spectacular, but there's a bit of work involved in keeping everything under control. I tend to have a Muff, RAT or Tonebender wound right up in my setup, but most people that try to use my rig suffer a lot of feedback, noise and "splat" as yawny so effectively names it.
I'm just used to having a few settings like that, so I tend to be damping the strings and standing in the right place to control the whistle from the pickups.
I'm guessing Dan Auerbach does the same.
[Just looked at some Black Keys live footage, note how he has his amps turned away from his guitar. I'd have to do this if I was using a semi-acoustic.]