EQ Epiphany

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  1. Pokerdweebz

    Pokerdweebz Supporting Member

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    For the first time in my bass playing life I had to adjust the EQ from 12 o'clock across the board. My two main basses are a MIM Jazz and a Schecter Omen Extreme 4. I've always kept the EQ level on both, because I've never had any problem with the way I've sounded (and no one has said anything).

    I defretted a Yamaha BBN4 myself and never really dug the sound. Finally today it dawned on me, why not mess with the EQ? Sure enough, I move both the mids to 3ish and the low to 1-2 and wow. I was playing a whole new bass. I know I'm a moron, but I was just so used to not having to adjust EQ that I didn't notice.....but I am happy now :bassist:

    Sorry for the rant. You can make fun of me if you want. I know I deserve it.
     
  2. Pokerdweebz

    Pokerdweebz Supporting Member

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    And in my happiness I clicked the wrong forum. I probably should have put this in amps, but I guess this is close enough....
     
  3. El-Bob

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    Congrats on your newly acquired knowledge. A bit of extra mid-range makes a huuuuge difference in live settings. Next time you use your Jazz in a band setting, try slightly favoring one of the pickups, and boosting the mid range a bit, you'll be amazed at how it cuts! :)
     
  4. Pokerdweebz

    Pokerdweebz Supporting Member

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    Thanks! I'll do that!
     
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    Mids are where it's at!! Keep experimenting, theres major tone to be found in those knobs!!
     
  7. Pokerdweebz

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    Definitely will. I'm not exactly new to bass and I was amazed at the difference a quarter turn makes. I might get my other babies out and mess with them.
     
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    Good for you! It's funny sometimes what we take for granted, and what we can be blind to. I don't lug my own amp to our rehearsal space; there's a bandmate's old Peavey something-or-other combo amp that I plug into. I've had something of a hard time getting a satisfactory sound out of it, until a couple of weeks ago, when I decided to set the mid frequency control pretty low, and the mid band control pretty wide. Major improvement!
     
  9. JimmyM

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    That's why they come with knobs ;)
     

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