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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.
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  3. NightFury

    NightFury Supporting Member

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

    Hellbastard Supporting Member

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

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