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This sound is frustrating!!!

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


  1. WCHIII

    WCHIII

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    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

    Arjank

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    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

    RickenBoogie

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    You might also try cutting the lowest band on your amps eq. Make up for it by boosting the low mids.
     
  4. WCHIII

    WCHIII

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    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

    SpinyNorman

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    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

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    This. Godspeed
     
  8. WCHIII

    WCHIII

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

    giacomini Supporting Member

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    then get rid of the crosses, old jesus needed only one.

    :bag:
     
  10. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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

    Worldeeeter Supporting Member

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    OMFG - this thread is hilarious!
     
  12. Cirk

    Cirk

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    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

    SpinyNorman

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    Damn. Thanks. Do.....De do....Do..de do..de do.
     
  14. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

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    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. WCHIII

    WCHIII

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    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. rodl2005

    rodl2005

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    Is there a "B" in there that shouldn't be?;)
     
  17. SpinyNorman

    SpinyNorman

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    I think the 'B' is silent.

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

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