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slap switch bass project !

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by giuseppecaporus, Jan 27, 2014.


  1. giuseppecaporus

    giuseppecaporus

    Dec 19, 2013
    hi guys i want to add a slap switch on my bass . but i actualy don't know how to . if you have some news about that please contact me !
     
  2. willbassyeah

    willbassyeah

    Oct 9, 2011
    Singapore
    what do you want out of the slap switch? cut mid? boost bass, boost treble, boost presence, compressor???
     
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  4. Funkinthetrunk

    Funkinthetrunk Registered User Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2008
    3rd Rock - Middle USA
    I too, enjoy a little of that.

    What do you actually mean by a slap switch? Seymour Duncan preamps have a "slap" switch. It just scoops the mids.
     
  5. giuseppecaporus

    giuseppecaporus

    Dec 19, 2013
    i would like to have a switch that cuts the mid .
     
  6. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    I like the Duncan preamp and the Slap switch. It's nicely voiced, IMHO.
     
  7. giuseppecaporus

    giuseppecaporus

    Dec 19, 2013
    I do too . Please if anybody know
    Where to buy or how to wire one please write it on this tread !:bassist::bassist::bassist: Giuseppe Caporusso
     
  8. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
  9. giuseppecaporus

    giuseppecaporus

    Dec 19, 2013

    Thankyou for it as i understand it's just a switch that turn on the mid control and it's like a pot at -10 bd that you can't adjust . Do you think that will work ?
     
  10. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
  11. giuseppecaporus

    giuseppecaporus

    Dec 19, 2013
    i have to tell you i realy love that pedal sound but i don't have as much money to buy the pedal . so i wish the wish will work , thank you for your suggestions .
     
  12. odineye

    odineye Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    Bear DE
    The Duncan preamp only costs slightly less than the funkulator pedal, so it may still be out of your price range. But just to clarify.

    The slap contour on the Duncan STC3 has trim pots to control both a mid cut and a bass boost. So, you can go anywhere from flat, up to -10db mid cut and/or +10db bass boost. Not to mention, it's a really good sounding preamp, at least in my opinion.
     
  13. A simple bandpass filter shunted to ground with a resistor limiting the amount of your sound going through it will do the trick. At least, in theory it should.
     
  14. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
  15. This tends to cause volume drops.
     
  16. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
  17. odineye

    odineye Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    Bear DE
    Agreed. If one is going for that scooped slap tone, then there needs to be a balance of boosting the bass and treble as well as dropping the mids, or else it'll tend to just get lost in the mix.
     
  18. odineye

    odineye Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    Bear DE
  19. What I mean is that passive band-stop filters usually give poor results, and that's why you almost always see active filters, instead.
     
  20. giuseppecaporus

    giuseppecaporus

    Dec 19, 2013
    Artec makes a switch and a knob that have flat boost (only db boost ) hi-lo boost(cut midrange) and mid boost .it's exactly what I need . http://artecsound.com/pickups/index.html and it's about 20€ .
     
  21. I was under the impression that the OP's bass is active.
    Can you be more specific about what the mentioned poor results are? Is it just a slight volume drop, or a massive dip in volume? I'm curious.
     



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