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BEAD and mics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DEUS IRAE, Jan 7, 2013.


  1. DEUS IRAE

    DEUS IRAE

    Oct 1, 2008
    1) Does the B string sound the same in a 4-strings bass and in a 5 one?
    My guess is that the major mass of the 5 improve the sound of the B.

    2) Are pick-ups optimized for a EADG intonation or it's indifferent?
    No guess here :D

    Thanks

    Edit: I meant pick-ups, but wrote mics...
     
  2. it´s indiferent. IMHO
     
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  4. 1) The basses are not identical so the sound will not be 100% identical. That being said, if the basses are identical in every way, except that one has 4 strings and the other has 5 strings, they should sound pretty close. :)

    2) If you are looking for a "flat" frequency response, then definitely you will want a mic that can capture the extended frequency response of the 5 strings. However, most engineers do not record the bass "flat." See our Recording sub forum for some good advice how to record your bass (or just hire a pro engineer for your first recording so you get an idea how it works).
     
  5. DEUS IRAE

    DEUS IRAE

    Oct 1, 2008
    The mics that Im talking about are the ones on the bass ;)
     
  6. normally the mics on the bass are called pick-ups....that´s why the misunderstood....I think
     
  7. DEUS IRAE

    DEUS IRAE

    Oct 1, 2008
    Sorry, my mistake. I speak spanish.. :meh:
     
  8. :) yo tambien!
     
  9. Hola amigo!

    No es necesario differente "pickups" para EADG o BEAD.
     
  10. Hola! Asi es, no es necesario cambiar las pastillas (pickups) para afinar en BEAD. Las pastillas (pickups) de un bajo de 5 cuerdas son las mismas que uno de 4 con la diferencia que son mas anchas para acomodar 5 cuerdas.
     
  11. VinKreepo

    VinKreepo

    Nov 13, 2009
    ^^^ This is why I love TB... people helping each other out on common ground.

    If we had a ranking system, you sir would have a +1
     



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