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My Bass doesn't sound right

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by saxdragon, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. saxdragon

    saxdragon

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    I just bought a used Epiphone Non-Reverse Thunderbird bass off eBay. I like it fine, but the sound of it is strange. It's got a set of P-bass type pickups in the neck position and a J-bass pickup in the bridge position. I would think that would make a pretty solid-sounding setup, but it has an out-of-phase, chorusy sound no matter how i tweak the volume and tone knobs, and through different amps as well. Could the wiring have been messed up somehow? Crappy quality pickups? Suggestions appreciated.
  2. Zitch

    Zitch Registered Brand of Cool Supporting Member

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    pick ups are to close to the strings drop em down a bit.
  3. Hellbastard

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    Try adjusting the pickup height.

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