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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 Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2008
    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

    Jun 26, 2008
    Australia
    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.
     
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  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    I run them the same usually, although my J is now a PJ.
     
  5. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    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.
     
  6. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    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

    Aug 14, 2013
    Chicago
    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. 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 Bass Enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    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

    Feb 16, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Disclosures:
    It's the %@#&ing Catalina Wine Mixer!
    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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