LTD 4 string sounds better than my 5 string ibanez?
So, having some issues with my ibanez sr305 at practice this week. Think the concentric pot (dual tone knob-thing) has gone bad. So I pick up my drummer's old bass.. got it a few years ago for the price of a joint.
I was blown away. I play an Ampeg SVT450, and yes i tweaked the eq some.. but still. The tone was less smooth, glossy, some things i want out of my higher end.. but the lower end was almost poppy, crunchy.. had that metallic sh*tty bass tone i guess lol
I'm not very good at describing the sounds of different amps and basses.. but anyone ever have this issue? Set down their go to bass and discover the old beat up one? Why does it sound.. well... better? Passive pickups instead of active, old ass strings.. Could it be the tightness of the strings leading to more attack on the low end?