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Bass Overpowering!

Discussion in 'Ask Tony Grey' started by MrHoppus, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. MrHoppus

    MrHoppus

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    Hi, im having a problem when playing lower notes on my bass, mainly the low E string. I play a passive fender precison bass and play with a pick so it can get a bit agressive at times. The low notes just seem to build up and shake the room, i have used a Boss LMB, it tames the low notes, but then breaks out of the threshold and goes nuts again...any ideas on what i can use to try and tame my bass a bit, a compressor maybe? thanks!
  2. tony grey

    tony grey Supporting Member

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    What about your tone settings? and pickup selection back front or a mix of the 2?
    Also where are you striking the string? You should really experiment with different positions and see what sounds you get. Maybe you strike the E string in a different position.
    You shouldn't need effects to make a balanced sound.
    Also what settings does your amp have and are the strings new/old?
    Let me know how you get on.

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