About Bass Tone / Parts

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Aussiephoenix, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Hey,

    I was wondering, if you had a bass that you thought sounds oK, but you wanted to beef it up a little, like make it bassier/deeper/fatter sounding

    which of these do you think would have the most impact on the sound?

    substituting the body for a mahogany 1-piece,
    replacing the pickup
    replacing the preamp
    getting an eq pedal

    none of the above? (what then?)

  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    How 'bout the least expensive thing?
    ...try different strings?
    (i.e. heavier gauge, flatwounds, etc)

    Or if you using a passive bass & insist on trying/buying a piece of equipment-
    An outboard EQ box(Sadowsky or Aguilar) will add a lotta punch + bass.
  3. I would love to get my hands on a sadowsky preamp, but they dont seem to pop up too often in the 2nd hand market...