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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by RBX4, Jan 17, 2012.
Heck no, quite the opposite. Muddy is the LAST word I would use to describe EMG.
I have EMG's on my Modulus Q4 and they sound like a Steinway Grand Piano.
My EMG equipped basses are clear, almost to the point of clinical
Then maybe I'm gonna have learn to set and intonate myself
I'm not a fan of EMG pickups.
Intonation has nothing to do with tone. That's to get the higher notes to play in tune.
Are they active EMGs? What kind of strings are you using? How old are they?
Ok, cool, amateur here! Well it's a squier vm jazz with the emg jx active pups, strings are Ernie ball slinkys and are two months old, the bass is on drop d with the low e being a 115 for tight tension the rest is 85 70 50, after the 7th Fret it starts sounding muddy and distorted and I hate it! Help
How close is the pickup to the strings? Sounds like it might be to close. Generally you want to keep the treble side of the pickup close and the bass side a little farther away.
Thank you sir! should I try it myself, or take it to my guy?
Ernie Ball strings are your first problem...and two months old at that! Try some DR FatBeams.
Get a Philips head screwdriver and experiment with the pickup height, go a quarter turn at a time until you find the sweet spot in tone and string-to-string balance. No need to go to a tech to turn screws, you CAN'T mess up adjusting pickup height.
That 115 E string may have something to do with it as well, especially if it's old. If you like drop tuning, maybe try a set that's designed for it, you'll probably get more balanced tones going from the E to the G.
Will do that tonight! The reason why I use a 115 is that I play with a pick so I need the strings nice n tight. The 110 n 105 were just to slack! Maybe I will try dr fatbeams! Can I get I get a tech out there to give me tight tension with a 110? Or no. Thanx guys!
Generally speaking, string tension will have less to do with gauge than the way the string is constructed. For what you're seeking, I'd avoid round core strings, they're a lot more "floppy" than hex cores. Fatbeams are round cores, and while they are a great sounding string, you're probably not going to get the tightness you seek with them. Again, speaking in general terms, hex cores like Rotosounds and DR Lo-Riders are "tighter," and a set designed for drop tuning like DR DDT or Rotosound Drop Zone may work even better for you.
What I would highly recommend is shooting an e-mail to Jason @ www.bassstringsonline.com. He's a talkbass member, is very knowledgable about the details of all the strings he carries, and his prices are the best I've seen. Mention you're a talkbass member for an additional discount. He'd be able to steer you towards a set specifically made for drop tuning that you'd be happy with.
Good luck, let us know how your solution turns out!
Yeah if a .110 was too floppy for you, you don't want FatBeams. You might want to look at DR DDT's.
This is what I thought it is, thank you !