A Little More Fatness - Any Ideas?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CoffeeLove, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. CoffeeLove

    CoffeeLove Supporting Member

    Love the way my thumb 5 feels, and it sounds fantastic through the highs and high-mids (I know, generic description), but would love a little more punch.

    Have tried numerous EQ settings and various strings, but still no such luck. I get that every instrument will have it' stregths, but just seems like I should be able to get more ooomph out of this thing.

    Yes, I have decent amplification. Eden WT400, GB Suttlemax 9.2, Eden D410XLT, GB Noex112T's, and Barefaced Big Twin II.

    Any helpful ideas?

    Last edited: Nov 19, 2017
  2. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    What do you mean by punch? The Thumb is known for being a punchy bass naturally. Maybe you mean more low end thump? Due to the fact that both pickups are so close to the bridge you won't naturally get warm and fat intrinsically. Try working with the onboard EQ or the eq on your amp. I personally like the Diamond BCP-1 compressor pedal for added "weight" to tone. That might be an option.
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  3. CoffeeLove

    CoffeeLove Supporting Member

    Good thoughts, thanks. Yes, I am probably speaking of fatness or weight, and yes, I have done a ton of eq work to make up for my perception of the lack of it. However, my Stingray 5, P Bass, and Jazz bass all have significantly more fatness even when switched towards bridge pickup.
  4. Bodeanly


    Mar 20, 2015
    A Diamond compressor will fatten you right up.
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