|Govner22 ||08-23-2013 08:49 AM |
J bass loses volume when tone rolled off
Has anyone else noticed this symptom on recent American Standard J basses? I have a 2012 model and it sounds just great, except when I use the tone control to seek out a warmer sound I lose a lot of volume. Two guitar dealers say this is normal (one compared my J with another they had). Another tech with a great reputation recommended I have a push/pull pot installed to have the pickups run in series as well as parallel. I hear Fender now has the S-1 switch on their new basses for this purpose. So that's what I'm thinking of doing. Would be great to hear if/how anyone else has solved this.
|line6man ||08-23-2013 11:38 AM |
Maybe the capacitor is shorted or leaky.
|Govner22 ||08-23-2013 11:44 AM |
Thanks, I didn't mention that the GC tech swapped out the capacitor to no avail.
|3star2nr ||08-23-2013 11:51 AM |
Mine does the same thing. I think that how its supposed to work. Its vy annoying
|kilgoja ||08-23-2013 03:20 PM |
i don't think it gets a lower volume. it's just muddier so it seems to not be as loud to your ears. brighter sounds louder to our ears naturally.
i don't even mess with the tone knob on my jazz. i leave it right in the middle or just slightly on the bright side of halfway. i do any tone shaping with my amp.
|Govner22 ||08-23-2013 06:34 PM |
Thanks; I've heard that thought before and for my particular J bass at least, there's still a volume issue. I do agree some of the difference I hear may be attributable to the muddier tone, but my P bass would show this symptom as well and it does not.
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