2 basses different volume! argh!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by stompfrog, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. hello there!

    I have two basses that i want to use live:

    1) warwick rockbass streamer
    2) Music Drive (Beatiful guitars that no one seems to know about?!?!)

    The difference between the output of these two is ridiculous (both passive).

    In my effects board I have a boss geb-7 which as i am sure you know has a volume slider on it. I want to mark it with 2 dots so when i change bass i can simply move the slider.

    Can anyone suggest an accurate way to measure the volume other than by ear?

  2. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    You can get a cheap SPL meter from Radioshack- my band used to use one to make sure we were with the local noise ordinances.

    Otherwise, have you considered a Tonebone Bassbone?

  3. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    how about plugging into a mixing board and getting the db off of that. that is how i figured out mine and it worked great.
  4. spl?

    sonic power lance?
    sound piece labeller?
  5. MAGUS®


    Dec 23, 2004
    sound pressure level.
  6. a tonebone should take care of that really well shouldn't it?
  7. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    You can use a volume pedal. I use the Morley Steve Vai
    Little Alligator. You can set the min/max at the levels you are comfortable with.
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Or just an A/B box with volume setting.
  9. thanks for all the tips guys.
    i think i will get me a spl sound like a useful gadget to ahve anyway