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tight stingray-y sound

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ROGI, Feb 4, 2013.


  1. ROGI

    ROGI

    Apr 25, 2005
    Croatia, Europe
    so, i've played borrowed aria stb (cheap low buget) bass with PJ pickups, passive electronics. and i've noticed while plucking strings close to "stingray H" position, i get really tight, punchy sound that cuts trough really good. :eyebrow: it's really a big difference when i move my right hand in either direction, it's either to thin or too muddy, but at that stingray spot it sounds so full and round and punchy. am i just imagining things or ? anyone else had that revelation? :D
     
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    This is where part of that whole "tone is in the hands" argument comes from...which I firmly agree with and believe.

    Hand position make a huge difference in tone.
     
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  4. VanillaThundah

    VanillaThundah Gentleman Primate Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    +1 to that

    It can be more dramatic with some basses as opposed to others, but on my P-bass you can DEFINITELY tell when I change hand positions on it.
     
  5. ROGI

    ROGI

    Apr 25, 2005
    Croatia, Europe
    as i can hear, difference is more pronounced in mix as opposed to playing solo.
     
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I think the difference is very pronounced no matter what.
     



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