newb question about volume
I just started playing bass a couple months ago. I've been borrowing a friend's Squier pbass and just got my first bass, an SX Ursa 3.
I noticed that, when the volume knobs on the basses are set at max, that the Squier is a lot quieter than the Ursa.
Is that because the pickups are different, or because there is something wrong with the Squier?
i assume you mean the overall volume and not a noise in between playing, i.e.:bad ground, hum, buzz, etc.
that would probably just mean that the sx has pickups with a higher output. also, pickup height could play a small role in it as well.
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It is not clear if you are talking about playing volume or noise.
For hum and noise - P bass pickups are hum cancelling by nature. J Bass pickups are single coil and prone to picking up noise.
Also - as mentioned above - there are differences in outputs of different pickups and the closer to the strings the louder they are.
It isn't a hum or noise, just the notes from the amp are significantly quieter/softer when I'm playing the Squier pbass.
IIRC Bartolini pickups are known for not being super loud, so they're difficult to mix with other brands, but they sound really good so people don't worry about it.
Thanks for all the replies. It's probably just the type of pickups in it, then? I just thought it was weird that it sounded so much softer. :hmm:
Like was mentioned above, some pups are not as loud. Often however these pups will have a lot more personality in the tone than a hot pup.
And that's why the amp has a volume knob!
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