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Starting Bassist--Considering Upgrades
From: Lou Acri
Ricks Answer to - Starting Bassist--Considering Upgrades
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 2:42 AM
Hi Rick, my name is Lou, and I'm currently the bassist of a small (as yet unnamed)
garage band. I just got my bass (P-style Washburn XB100) for my birthday, and I'm
starting to get my own ideas on tone and quality. I definitely like my bass, and
when my nut broke, the guitar tech said it was one of the nicest he's ever played,
but still, I'd like a bit more "oomph" to the "e"...it sounds great, but not really
Am I being limited by the bass's passive pickups? Should I replace them with some
better quality Seymour Duncans, Bartolini's, or the like? And, if I do, should I
keep the harness, go passive, or re-wire it, add a preamp, and go active? I really
appreciate your help. Oh, and by the way, is it normal for the strings to sometimes
make contact with the first three frets when playing open string? Sometimes it gets
a bit clangy, and requires alot of force to hold the string down...
Sorry to write so much, but since I have the opportunity
From: Rick Andrews
To: Lou Acri
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 1:13 PM
Lou, it sounds like you are wanting a more fatter deeper tone on that low E string.
There are several things you can do to help this. One thing is to raise that one
end of the pickup a little closer to the E string but not the other end so as to get
stronger field strength. If that does not get enough then you can change out the
capacitor off the tone pot to a higher value to help fatten the signal. Of course
that will fatten all the strings not just the E string.
The amp is a consideration also as to how deep and fat it will allow,plus a fatter guage string for the E can help
could be the answer. That is a concern for a serious bassist as to what guage each string
The buzzing on the first three frets can be helped by slightly raising the slot in
the nut but don't over do it because too much highth will change the inotation and
it will not fret accurately. Of course slapping the strings to hard will add to
the buzzing. The harder you play the higher the strings need to be above the fretboard.
Raising the bridge saddles slightly should give you some extra relief for this but
remember the higher the action, the harder you will have to press down on the strings
to fret it and make the notes.
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