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Baby Bass megathread

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by nil, May 2, 2001.

  1. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
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  2. dylanjohnson

    dylanjohnson Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2002
    Morro Bay, CA
    Wow! I want to hear that!
  3. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    Hopefully before too long I can get my turntable somehow connected to my computer. Or maybe I know someone with a USB turntable; I'll have to ask around.
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  4. Fast Freddie

    Fast Freddie

    Nov 1, 2008
    Man you do that....that's history there. I want to hear it too!
  5. bassike


    Apr 24, 2008
    Wow Gary Karr one of my favorite.
  6. So, are these strings out yet?
    The last new upright Labella string I know is the white nylon.
  7. ddbassGA

    ddbassGA Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    Athens, GA
    Heads up Ampeg fans. My Baby is posted in the classifieds, if you know anyone looking for a Baby Bass.

    For Sale - Ampeg Baby Bass

  8. dylanjohnson

    dylanjohnson Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2002
    Morro Bay, CA
    I've been checking out this thread again now that I've been playing my Ampeg again after not touching it for years.
    Does anyone have a standard formula for how far to unscrew the pickup adjustment screws after they are tight enough to completely choke the pickup?
    Here is some info in return!

    Pulled from a latin jazz email list ages ago....
    Jon Fausty engineered the majority of the major New York latin music recordings of the the 70's and 80's. Here is his secret sauce for baby bass eq.

    "Not all baby basses sound fat to begin with. Make sure the bridge is adjusted
    evenly to give an even volume [amplitude] from the four strings. Apply a
    shelf EQ of +3db @ 80Hz. Attenuate -4db @ 1.3Khz with a Q of1.0. Compress
    mildly no more than 1.5 to 2.0db at a ratio of 2 to 1 with an attack time
    50ms and a release time of 100ms. This rudimentary formula should get you in
    the ball park."
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017
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  9. If you have a Facebook
    /messenger adress, I can send you a video the "Sendel" have made
  10. Jumamoro

    Jumamoro Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Miami FL
    Hello everyone,
    Does anybody know I'd if the 41" scale length was constant through all the production years of Ampeg baby bass?

    I would really appreciate any information

  11. billhw13


    May 10, 2002
    Clinton, NJ
    Hi all,
    I have a KK baby bass and was wondering if anyone has experimented with gut / synthetic strings. I'm sure some have...if so, would love to hear opinions.