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Precision Bass Tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mborok, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. mborok

    mborok

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    I have a 2002 Precision, with original strings. Have been recording with it and am really bothered by the sound - it seems kind of farty and flabby. Is this most likely the pickups? Strings? Setup? Any suggestions welcome.

    Thanks.

    Mike
  2. schecter5string

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    Original round wound strings???? Change them!!!!
  3. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Cheapest fix to try would be the strings.
    If they are original, from my experience most strings on basses sold are not that great of quality.
  4. mborok

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    I had previously played a Precision that I liked - I think it was a 1950. Strings were RotoSound Swing Bass round wound. But was it the pickup or the strings? Hmm.
  5. dannybuoy

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    Also it would be good to describe your recording setup and what the bass was plugged into!
  6. dls119

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    Done in one. :bag:
  7. mborok

    mborok

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    I was recording direct into a symetrix preamp into pro tools. Also listened to sound via bass amp; heard the same basic tone issues both ways - the amped sound was fatter.
  8. Mushroo

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    Change the strings, mic the amp. :)
  9. Rocky McD

    Rocky McD Supporting Member

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    If you don't like to change strings often, put a set of TI Jazz Flats on it. They just get better with age.
  10. southshoreconor

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