Originally Posted by bearfoot
Might be the bass itself. I have a 30.5" hollowbody that doesn't physically resonate as much on the E. If the fundamental isn't strong, it shows even with pickups.
It's a 5-string. And the low-B is stronger, too.
I just threw on Circle Ks and the E string is even with the other strings, so it's not the bass.
Could it be my technique? Are flats meant to be played with a light touch, plucked parallel to the body? I'm used to plucking towards the body, usually making the string clank against the last fret.
Originally Posted by petrus61
Same exact thing happened to me on light gauge deep talkin flats. Supposedly they "break in" but I don have the patience for that.