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underwood pickup problems

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Bill Lockie, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Bill Lockie

    Bill Lockie

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    I have an underwood pickup & have noticed that my low e string is so boomy even after i have turned the bass control on my SWR down to 0. Any suggestions as to what the problem might be. It's not the amp because it doesn't do it with other bases.
  2. braydensharrar

    braydensharrar

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    Get a F Deck preamp.

    I use my Underwood with a Series III and it sounds fantastic.

    This will solve your boominess problem, among others.

    I am sure some one else could/will chime in to why this is the most likely solution.

    .B
  3. DC Bass

    DC Bass Supporting Member

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    How is the fit? It has to be "just right", not too tight, not too loose.

    You also might try the "one wing" trick, and disengage the element from the bass side of the bridge.

    A low pass filter like the Fdeck is a great idea too!

    Joe
  4. Bill Lockie

    Bill Lockie

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    Thank you for your advice. Unfortunately, I live in Canada and the F Deck is on available in the US. Would a Fishman Platinum Bass preamp work as well?
  5. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging! Supporting Member

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    I have both. FDeck's HPF/Pre is completely transparent, and very effective. :D

    IMHO, the Pro Platinum darkens the sound considerably - rather like throwing a wool blanket over my cabs. :meh:
  6. Bill Lockie

    Bill Lockie

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    Do you know if they can be purchased outside of the US & roughly how much they cost?
  7. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging! Supporting Member

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    Bill, it is my understanding that, although Francis is constrained from selling new units internationally, there's nothing to prevent sales between private parties. My guess is that the prices listed on FDeck's website would be a good starting point. Filling out your TB profile more completely couldn't hurt.

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