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Thin low E,F,F# on precision lyte

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by doo-bop, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. doo-bop

    doo-bop

    Oct 16, 2008
    Hello,
    I have a 1985 Fender Precision Lyte, with EMG PJ and BQC system. I bought the bass and did this upgrade after hearing thaddeus tribbett live with jill scott playing on the same setup.
    The bass sounds and feels amazing.

    lately I have noticed that the lowest E,F and F# sounds thin compared to the overall sound of the bass.
    when I go up from G on the E string, or on the other strings it sounds just amazing.
    I have tried DR sunbeams and ernie ball strings.. same problem.
    Any idea what could be the problem?

    Many Thanks!!
     
  2. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Raise your pick ups. EMGs are designed to sound best when they are pretty close to the string.
     
  3. doo-bop

    doo-bop

    Oct 16, 2008
    The rest of the E string sounds good and in balance with the other strings...so I'm not sure if that's the problem, but I'll try.
    Thsnks!
     
  4. Not IME. How close, approximately?
     
  5. doo-bop

    doo-bop

    Oct 16, 2008
    The E string is about 5mm from the P pickup and 2mm from the J pickup.
    The other strings are little closer.
     
  6. doo-bop

    doo-bop

    Oct 16, 2008
  7. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    According to EMG, close enough that the strings don't hit them, but higher than non-active pick ups.
     
  8. Dave Curran

    Dave Curran Lilduke

    Jul 27, 2013
    NEPA
    Assuming your playing this through a cab, it sounds like the cab is tuned above 50hz. While I have no idea if this is it, I can tell you I don't play through a cab. I use a di, and in my practice space I only use 12" tops. Anything below the G is noticeably quieter. Funny thing, I just got a Jazz 5 string and it's the same way, however it doesn't tale off on low B From B to G it's just noticeably quieter.
     
  9. doo-bop

    doo-bop

    Oct 16, 2008
    I use 15" polyton combo amp.
     



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