Why does my low E...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Natman, Feb 13, 2014.


  1. Natman

    Natman

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    ...Sound like it has a chorus pedal on? I just put Fralins in it, could that have something to do with it like "stratitis" or something? FWIW using medium Chromes.
  2. bungletrpg

    bungletrpg Supporting Member

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    Maybe the pickups are too close to the strings?
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    Also make sure your string is not twisted.
  4. Geri O

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    See if the nut is cut wide enough for the E string to fit in properly.
  5. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

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    +1
  6. Major Softie

    Major Softie

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    My first thought as well.
  7. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U

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    Sounds like a harmonics problem to me. Is the E string saddle up pretty high?
  8. Natman

    Natman

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    Thanks guys, I found that the string was twisted and after straightening the ball end, it was much better. I'll tweak pickup heights later today. Saddles & intonation are ok.

    For sure the nut isn't cut right for the strings and it needs a proper setup, but it's a pretty cheap bass so I'm not in a hurry to put more money into it.

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