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$67 Glarry P-Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JamesNC, Jan 12, 2019.


  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    Check these two posts out sometime.
    Exquisite Bass. How are they compared to Glarry Bass ? No. 255
    Exquisite Bass. How are they compared to Glarry Bass ? No. 260
    turned out pretty nice for @EatS1stBassist
     
  2. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    Familiar Looking Headstock Shape on this Stagg P-300...no?

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    and this Cort

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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2019
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  3. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    Just a note:
    They shipped mine exactly like this:
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    It could have gotten nasty real fast.
    Still, shipping does have a cost though.
     
  4. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    Well, I have cured my neck dive and when loosely hung at my neck, the guitar will want to very gently level to the horizon if I move around fairly hard. Otherwise it stays put.

    This is a 4x3x1/4 inch steel plate. For the test I had to grind the plate to a shine where the double side foam adhesive tape (3M brand) goes on the plate. Now it sticks well enough for a test. Shine the entire back of the plate and it will stick and it will probably never come off without intention.

    Ok now I have always had a dull spot with weak sustain at C 2nd dot on G string. The neck vibrates strongly on the G string with a peak on C. I do not know if the plate on the foam could be exaggerate the resonance, but since my neck dive has been cured I am strongly focused on that dull spot LOL.
    from experiences on other mechanical systems I may need to screw the plate on so it can't vibrate. On the foam it is free to vibrate at "higher" frequencies such as the G string range.
    I'll be taking the plate off to round the edges, paint it black, and if needed drill it for screw mounting. The plate as is does not contact the artist's body.

    After it's removed I will be able to see if the plate aggravates the resonance or I simply became hyper-focused on the problem now that the neck dive is no longer on my mind. LOL again

    0711190431. 0711190431a. 0711190440.
     
  5. 4sight

    4sight Supporting Member

    That's one way of doing it! I've just used weights attached to the strap to balance a bass before, that way you're not modding the bass in any way.
     
  6. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    For the dull note, before messing with the plate I would attach a fat)finger to the headstock, at three o-clock just above the nut.
     
  7. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    Yes, an idea to change the resonance of the neck. But adding weight is going to somewhat affect balance.
    I forgot to mention changing the truss rod tension in my previous post, probably the most effect.

    I tried the strap weight but it was clumsy swinging around and can beat on the guitar body.
     
  8. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    Ohh I forgot to look up what a fat finger is , looks like it might make it go away, oh please make it go away.
    Nothing else has worked. I did tightly clamp the body balance weight and found it to not be the cause.
    I'll make a diy fat finger and see what happens. If it works I will need to buy the Fender Fat finger because it will be much more pro looking than a diy crapper. I had thought of that before I even got the Glarry.

    As for the neck thickness it's really not a factor and I do find it sort of comfy. Another want is to try some flat strings for these bright JB pups which have a problem with string squeak. Lifting up the finger straight up before moving technique helps and a little Finger Ease is a big help but there is still a lot of squeak.

    I looked at the original strings under magnification and they look more like spiral scroll saw blades than guitar strings and they had cut into the frets in a couple of weeks. The Fender strings under magnification are MUCH smoother.
     
  9. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    Funny though, I can't recall of any songs I play that use any sustained low C on the G string. The same pitch on the D string is slightly dull but nothing like the G string.

    I forgot to mention I tried a Fender Player JB that comes with flat wounds and the bright JB coils make them almost bright as nickel wound rounds. If that says anything impressive the reader must be playing on some purdy dirdy steel round wounds LOL.

    Oh duh I also forgot to mention earlier today firmly pressing the headstock against some wood furniture did significantly cure the resonance.
     
  10. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    Another one more, gimmie a maple fretboard.
     
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  11. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    Here is a person with a Fender Bass at the G string 6th fret, mine is at the 5th. And the weak thin tone with rapid decay is identical. He got medium improvement.
    I also get temporary relief with my BP90 and some of the preset tones with enhanced sustain.

     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
  12. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    I've viewed and listened. To begin with, that is far from the worst "dead spot" I have heard and in my opinion is not a truly representative sample. Two, IMO the ff is in the wrong place for maximum effect; it should be at three o'clock just above the nut (or at least that should be the default starting position for a Fender-style headstock). Three, any fat)finger that can be slipped on and off with just one hand is nowhere near clamped down on the headstock to have much effect.

    A do-it-yourself fat)finger is called a c-clamp.
     
  13. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    I used a small pipe cutter, removed the circular blade then slipped thin planks of wood in each jaw for a closer approximation to the Fatfinger, only used it in one spot with some help. I'll retry and move it but clamping is limited by the kludge nature of my temporary apparatus.
     
  14. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    I checked out many 34" basses at GC and found about all of them have noticeable dark and bright frets on the G string. And at the 5th or 6th fret G string, C. I also notice not many songs I like have much accent on that C note area for some reason.

    Here's a nice song to play bass to.

     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  15. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    Another consideration since we are not happy with just one guitar, try to get them with different natural resonance points so you have a guitar good for different songs that do not use any or short notes in the bad zone.
    In the past I was suspicious of these things, reverse engineered some products I thought were flakes or crooked rigs then found them to apparently be a best compromise of options.
    I tried a Mustang bass, short scale and it had a dull spot at the 11th fret G string, way up from the 34" scales of all brands I tried.
     
  16. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    Is she saying that strings with a different sort of core can cure that problem ?
    Or maybe the nut. I'm thinking a nut with 3 holes for 1 or 1.5mm screws would lock it down good. The screw holes would need to be staggered in the direction of nut to bridge.

    Afterthought, probably the nut because he saved her life when she was all the way down, and turned her life around.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019 at 8:54 AM
  17. Bubble

    Bubble

    Apr 17, 2013
    LV-426
    My two basses that have no dead spots have 40-95 strings. Hmmm. Since nothing else is working I'll give it a try. Looks like the lower tension strings would change the resonance characteristics of the neck and have less power to move the neck in vibration.
    I just put a set of 7250 45-105's on it with spectacular results in tone and especially volume.
    I have never tried unwinding strings then re-using them later. Do they ring just as well after being pulled off and set back in the package then re-installed ?
     

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