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NBD and a lesson learned

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FloridaTim, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. FloridaTim


    May 29, 2013
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    Started off several months ago on a cheap "Bass In a Box", so when I got a 1987 Peavey Fury about a month ago I was very pleased to say the least. It came with flat wounds and has P style pickups. The sound is very mellow and smooth and I got used to that. When I tried to adjust the treble and sharpen up the sound it just didn't sound right to me

    Last night I got my 1992 Peavey Foundation with 2 Super Ferrite pickups. It was set up terrible and was in desperate need of new stings. So I left it alone for the night. Took it in this morning for the set up and figured if I had 2 basses, I should make them sound as different as possible and told him to put round wounds on it.

    I just got home and took it out. BOY DO THESE BASSES SOUND DIFFERENT. It turns out I DO like sharp sounding bass notes. I just needed the right bass for the job. Playing Ghost Riders In The Sky on this guitar, and with a pick, is sounding like a completely different song.

    Gotta go. Lots of playing around to do.
  2. msact

    msact Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2013
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    Congrats on the bass and the discovery. I have always liked a sharp attacking sound, which is why I always play round wounds with a pick. Flat wounds have never been my thing. They are just to flat sounding.

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