My Bass doesn't sound right

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

  1. 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. NiteFury

    NiteFury Previously NightFury Supporting Member

    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    pick ups are to close to the strings drop em down a bit.
  3. Hellbastard

    Hellbastard Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2005
    Bremen, Germany
    Try adjusting the pickup height.