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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Paran0idAndroid, Dec 23, 2013.
Not liking the growl. The bass is amazing still.
I dunno dude, I think the whole point of the Geddy Lee is the growl. But try turning the treble down and the bass up on your amp.
Roll back the tone, crank the neck pup, and use hardly any bridge pup.
I know all these words but I don't understand them in this particular order.
Flats for sure.
This has to be a troll. LOL
Buy a Pbass
Just on the off chance the OP is serious, I'd suggest you try a darker pickup like the Dimarzio Model J. It didn't get rid of the growl on mine completely, but it did tame it a bit, and enhance the bottom end of the spectrum a bit as well.
I think the Seymour Duncan STK-2 set is way cleaner sounding than the Model J set.....
honestly the best way would be.. to give it away... to me
This thread is a bit like having a new Maserati but not liking how fast it can go, but, to each his own. As suggested, use the neck PU, roll the tone back, use flats (or tapes, especially Roto TruBass 88s). You could also play the bass only when under water, I suppose.
FYI, growl is one of those things that most players seek out.
Embrace the growl!
You should also try picking over the neck pickup instead of over the bridge pickup...there are a lot of easy ways to reduce the growl of a bass, though most players are looking to do the opposite
Slap some EMGs in there if you really want to sterilize it. Again, you bought the wrong bass.
Never thought I'd +1 Flats, but +1 on flats. I actually played a GL Jazz with flats and it sounded pretty nice.
+1!!! That's the whole point, to get that "growl". This is pretty rare. 90% of players spend their playing life chasing after that tone, and, the OP is running from it.
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