Do you EQ you amp differently for your Jazz than your P?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by PCR, Feb 6, 2014.


  1. PCR

    PCR

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    Do you set up your amp differently for a Jazz bass than your Precision Bass?

    If so, what do you run? and what are your settings?

    I run the same EQ for both my Jazz and P bass. But I was just wondering what others do.

    My Rig
    Amp: GB Shuttle 9.0
    Cabs: 2x Bergantino HD112

    Settings:
    Gain: 12 o clock
    Vol: 12 o clock
    Low: 12 o clock
    Mid: 1 o clock
    Mid hz: 1 o clock
    High: 11 o clock
  2. punkjazzben

    punkjazzben Supporting Member

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    I've found with J-style pickups, I can run my EQ almost flat in a live situation. But, with a P Bass, I have found I generally need to make some EQ tweaks depending on the room.
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    I run them the same usually, although my J is now a PJ.
  4. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

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    I run pretty much the same EQ regardless of bass.

    I do, however, sometimes bring different basses depending on how much room in the mix I will have. Lots of room in the mix: P Bass. Less room: J Bass.
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  6. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    I don't own a P, but I do have to adjust for different basses on my amp. My Warwick has much more low mid emphasis than my Jazz, so I generally bump up that frequency range in my amp to compensate when I switch over instruments.
  7. Jefff

    Jefff Supporting Member

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    I run everything the same, Ric, P bass... and on the very rare occasion, modified EBO


    I DO however, like a good tone pot.
  8. wshines1892

    wshines1892

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    I bump 800 hz with jazz, 250-400 depending on the room with precision. Bass and treble changes depending on what I'm feeling.
  9. garmenteros

    garmenteros Junkyard Scout Gold Supporting Member

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    I EQ differently each bass I plug in, not just my precision or jazz. Both of them have roto77 flats and I use them for classic sabbath and zeppelin stuff but they dont sound the same so I tweak them accordingly.
  10. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    I usually bump up my highs a bit when using a Jazz. I use the Jazz for funk and 80's rock stuff and a P with flats for blues, country, etc.

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