String Volume

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by dennisraymartin, Mar 16, 2014.


  1. dennisraymartin

    dennisraymartin

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    Just joined the EUB crowd. Bought a NXT-4. I've only been playing for a little over a week and I've noticed that the low e-string just doesn't get the volume of the other strings. Also when I turn up the volume of my amp (an Ampeg SVT-4 Pro) that the strings over sustain and start feeding back with excessive volume.

    Is it because of the new strings? Should I putting more compression on the pre-amp?

    Long time electric bass player -- Dennis
  2. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    Feb 8, 2002
    No compression, minimal EQ. It's not an electric bass. I'd suggest you take a lesson and learn how to properly attack the strings.
  3. dennisraymartin

    dennisraymartin

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    Thanks KUNGfuSHERIFF. It turns out the bass is fine. I had the SVT 4 Pro set up for electric. I got their best setting from the manual and the sound is as good as it's going to get from an EUB.

    Dennis
  4. RHayton

    RHayton

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    Columbia, Missouri
    I've also got the NXT 4, run through the Genz Benz shuttle 3T. I don't use a a preamp, I have found the fdeck filter is ideal for linking the EUB to the amp, without any need for a preamp. I also use the pot stop on the EUB to cancel the onboard settings.
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