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BEAD and mics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DEUS IRAE, Jan 7, 2013.



    Oct 1, 2008
    1) Does the B string sound the same in a 4-strings bass and in a 5 one?
    My guess is that the major mass of the 5 improve the sound of the B.

    2) Are pick-ups optimized for a EADG intonation or it's indifferent?
    No guess here :D


    Edit: I meant pick-ups, but wrote mics...
  2. it´s indiferent. IMHO
  3. 1) The basses are not identical so the sound will not be 100% identical. That being said, if the basses are identical in every way, except that one has 4 strings and the other has 5 strings, they should sound pretty close. :)

    2) If you are looking for a "flat" frequency response, then definitely you will want a mic that can capture the extended frequency response of the 5 strings. However, most engineers do not record the bass "flat." See our Recording sub forum for some good advice how to record your bass (or just hire a pro engineer for your first recording so you get an idea how it works).


    Oct 1, 2008
    The mics that Im talking about are the ones on the bass ;)
  5. normally the mics on the bass are called pick-ups....that´s why the misunderstood....I think


    Oct 1, 2008
    Sorry, my mistake. I speak spanish.. :meh:
  7. :) yo tambien!
  8. Hola amigo!

    No es necesario differente "pickups" para EADG o BEAD.
  9. Hola! Asi es, no es necesario cambiar las pastillas (pickups) para afinar en BEAD. Las pastillas (pickups) de un bajo de 5 cuerdas son las mismas que uno de 4 con la diferencia que son mas anchas para acomodar 5 cuerdas.
  10. VinKreepo


    Nov 13, 2009
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