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How to get rid of Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass growl

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Paran0idAndroid, Dec 23, 2013.


  1. Not liking the growl. The bass is amazing still.
     
  2. Dbt25677

    Dbt25677

    Jun 9, 2013
    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.
     
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  4. Roll back the tone, crank the neck pup, and use hardly any bridge pup.
     
  5. Nobody

    Nobody

    Jul 14, 2004
    I know all these words but I don't understand them in this particular order.
     
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  6. HuntYouDown

    HuntYouDown

    Jan 3, 2012
    Tampa, FL
  7. AciDBatH666

    AciDBatH666

    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    This has to be a troll. LOL
     
  8. callofcthulhu

    callofcthulhu

    Oct 16, 2012
  9. MovingPitchers

    MovingPitchers A Geddy Lee wannabe

    Jun 9, 2013
    Vancouver, B.C
  10. Buy a Pbass
     
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  11. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg
    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.
     
  12. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I think the Seymour Duncan STK-2 set is way cleaner sounding than the Model J set.....
     
  13. vade700

    vade700

    Jan 12, 2012
    honestly the best way would be.. to give it away... to me
     
  14. 10cc

    10cc

    Oct 28, 2013
    Haha.
     
  15. FretlessMainly

    FretlessMainly

    Nov 17, 2010
    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.
     
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  16. Fuzz Aldrin

    Fuzz Aldrin Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2012
    Embrace the growl!
     
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  17. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Disclosures:
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    THIS

    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 ;)
     
  18. lokikallas

    lokikallas

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    Slap some EMGs in there if you really want to sterilize it. Again, you bought the wrong bass.
     
  19. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    Never thought I'd +1 Flats, but +1 on flats. I actually played a GL Jazz with flats and it sounded pretty nice.
     
  20. +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.:p
     
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