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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / flubby sound

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All I need is one more guitar
Apr 17th, 2018 01:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Noticing that the full, beefy tone on the E & A strings seems to loose definition on D & G strings from 5th frett upward.
Flatwounds on a Vantage Neck Thru w/ J-bass format.

Where to start the troubleshooting ?

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Chico CA

If you rest, you rust.
Apr 17th, 2018 02:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, the good news is that according to Duck Dunn, there is no money to be made above the 5th fret!

Sorry, I got nothing. Pick up height adjustment, maybe?



Who is E. Sandoval?
Apr 20th, 2018 12:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a similar problem on a Jazz bass. Turned out adjusting the neck relief and bridge saddles fixed it. I believe it was too much relief that caused the problem.

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Apr 26th, 2018 04:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Have you tried different strings?

I ask because if your bass is properly set up and dialed in (neck relief, nut action, string action, bridge radius, intonation, and pickup height), the next thing is strings.

Different brands, and even different strings within a single brand, can have a dramatic effect on how a bass feels, plays and sounds.

For flatwound strings, I find that Thomastik Infelds or Pyramids consistently sound great on my Lakland and Gretsch basses.



Apr 26th, 2018 05:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I second Thomastik Infields

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