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Bass too hot

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ekohen, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. ekohen


    Aug 31, 2004
    Silly little problem, wondering if anyone else has this experience and or advice. My basses with bart pickups and 4.6 preamp seem to have a very hot signal which causes some overdrive problems. Rolling back the volume helps but the problem is kinda maddening especially with any chorus pedals, I need to go at about 75% volume on the bass or it overdrives the input, not a pretty sound. Any ideas?
    Fretless Eddie
  2. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Might try getting a compressor, or lowering your pickups a tad.
  3. Mo'Phat

    Mo'Phat Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Here's the schematic for the 4.6 preamp. There's a gain knob job "System Gain" - roll that back a little until you're satisfied.


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