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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

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    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

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    Raise your pick ups. EMGs are designed to sound best when they are pretty close to the string.
  3. doo-bop

    doo-bop

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    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. eukatheude

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    Not IME. How close, approximately?
  5. doo-bop

    doo-bop

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    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

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  7. Lownote38

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    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 Supporting Member

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    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

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    I use 15" polyton combo amp.

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