Hey guys, I bought a fretless jazz copy type bass a while ago, I'm wondering a few things about getting it to sounds better/how I would like,
First off, do all fretless' sound so bright?? It sounds really bright in a kind of bad way, should I try flatwounds instead?
Both the thickest and the thinnest strings seem a lot louder than the middle 2, is this because of the cheap pickups in it?
I had a problem with when I slapped the top string it would hit the pickup and make a **** muted clicky sound, but I put some tape over the metal bits of the pickup which seems to have solved it, is this the best way to fix that?
and also, I experimented, in an attempt to stop it sounding so bright, I tuned it down (BEAD) and is it just me or do fretless' sound awesome for metal? I'm thinking about restringing it with the thickest 4 strings of a 5 string set, is this a good idea??
Thanks in advance