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Bass eq

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by stickynotes, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. stickynotes


    Jun 19, 2013
    Has anyone tried to take a cheap bass such as an Ibanez Mikro and make it sound full. I'm thinking if I pump up the lows it will sound like a real bass. It currently has a small, thin sound even with a Bill Lawrence P-46 in it.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    In this case, scale is more of an issue than price.
    You need huge strings on these micro scales to get lows. I'd use 120 for the E, basically a light 5 string set.
    bassbrad likes this.
  3. stickynotes


    Jun 19, 2013
    You might be right about that although I also have a normal size jazz bass that I put a short scale neck on and it sounds just a full and round as when it had the 34 scale neck. Overall the string length on the mikro bass is probably still shorter, though I haven't measured it. I am just wondering, and hoping, that if I boost the 50 - 200 frequencies before the amp, it will round out the sound.
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Can't hurt to try. Just try the bass knob on your amp for now as an experiment.

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