Got this -- http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/...in-bass-guitar
The 'most liked' review has some tips for setup of this cheap bass. I plan to follow those, but have a few Qs.
How do I adjust the nut?
What do the 2 knobs and 3 switches do? I'm assuming the knobs control the volume of each pickup. One knob cuts out when it's turned near the maximum setting. Is that a defect? I probably need to do the tip #1 (raise height of the pickups) to fully troubleshoot this, but the knobs were pretty wimpy to begin with, and now it seems there may be a problem. It does not seem like we are getting good volume.
What do the switches do (rhythm/solo, bass on, treble on)?
How can I test the knobs/switches/electronics to make sure they are all working correctly?
Next up then -- I'd like to do the steps:
- raise pickup 1/8" below the strings when pressed down at last fret
- new flatwound strings
- file frets
- remove pick guard
- oil tuners
- adjust nut
- adjust intonation (move bridge)
Any others? We'll be using this for bluegrass/country