This sound is frustrating!!!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by WCHIII, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Got my SVT 3 pro in today. Hooked up to the
    SVT 610 hlf cab and Birdsong bass. Wow!!
    This is loud and so much more sustain than I'm
    used to. In a room with terrazzo floors, a
    wall of windows, stuff hangin on the walls, this thing
    is rattling everything. I hope it's the room and
    not the cab. I'm Lovin the sound all but the
    Low open E. all other open and every fretted strings
    sound nice with a fat centered pitch. The open E
    Has a very dirty sound with the harmonics, mainly
    the 3rd taking over. I can't seem to dial in a good fat
    sound on the open E. I'm thinking its got to be the
    room.... Hoping anyway!!!
  2. Arjank


    Oct 9, 2007
    Above Amsterdam
    To check if it's your room do the following.
    Walk around the room when playing the open E and listen if the sound gets louder (or less louder) at different spots in the room.
    Next step is to this again but then with the cabinet placed at a different spot in your room.

    It could also be your bass.... do you also have this with the ol' cabinet?
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    You might also try cutting the lowest band on your amps eq. Make up for it by boosting the low mids.
  4. Thanks guys. I've done most if this. I found the
    culprit/s. my fiancé has a wall with 25 crosses/crucifixes
    on the wall. They sound like a old Zildian sizzle
    ride cymbal. I'm getting the stink eye from her
    When I get them all dancing!!!
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  6. SpinyNorman


    Oct 24, 2012
    Hmmm, sounds like it's time for a new girlfriend. ;) I bet that engagement ring can be traded for a nice vintage bass.
  7. Joe Kyle

    Joe Kyle

    Oct 18, 2008

    This. Godspeed
  8. No no no! Wouldn't trade her for all the basses
    in the world...
  9. giacomini


    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    then get rid of the crosses, old jesus needed only one.

  10. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

    That sounds like a damn sweet setup.:cool: Glad you isolated the problem.
  11. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    OMFG - this thread is hilarious!
  12. Cirk


    Jan 16, 2011
    Newport News, VA
    Annnnnd.... Always look on the bright side of life.

    To those who now have that song stuck in their heads, you're welcome. I whistle it at work on bad days.
  13. SpinyNorman


    Oct 24, 2012
    Damn. Thanks. Do.....De do.
  14. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Stink Eye is always something good to achieve! :eek: :D

    I got the same look from my parents when I would rattle pictures off the wall. Fun times!
  15. back at my house now.. lots of carpet, big curtains...GREAT sound now. no rattle, lots of tone and low boom...Im lovin this
  16. Is there a "B" in there that shouldn't be?;)
  17. SpinyNorman


    Oct 24, 2012
    I think the 'B' is silent.

    I have a friend, Prick, who spells his name with a silent 'P'. ;)