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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass Tees, Feb 28, 2008.


  1. Bass Tees

    Bass Tees

    Feb 11, 2008
    Milwaukee
    What's the best thing you guys have done to improve the sound of your bass (besides learning to play it)?
     
  2. (1) Setup
    (2) Flats
     
  3. pedroims

    pedroims

    Dec 19, 2007
    Michigan
    +1000
     
  4. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Set up & Roundwounds
     
  5. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    Maryland
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    setup, strings, pickups, bridge.


    JR
     
  6. Bass Tees

    Bass Tees

    Feb 11, 2008
    Milwaukee
    What kind of bridge/PU did you put in?
     
  7. andvari7

    andvari7

    Aug 28, 2004
    Ennui
    Defretting. Best thing I've ever done to a bass, and I'm so going to do it again with my MIA Peavey.
     
  8. RED5

    RED5

    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    All the above and...
    a Bone nut, an Audere JZ5
     
  9. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    +2000
     
  10. Valerus

    Valerus

    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    bridge, pups, pre, strings :p
     
  11. savit260

    savit260

    Mar 6, 2006
    Boston
    An Amp that delivers the tone you want. For me that's an all tube Sunn

    Strings that suit the sound you hear in your head. For me... Fender 7150's

    p/u that fine tunes that sound, if the current one doesn't achieve what your after. Again for me... Vintage Fender or Jason Lollar.
     
  12. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Philadelphia
    Lindy Fralin pickups in my MIA Jazz and Precision.

    Gotoh 201 bridge on my MIM/A project fretless Precision.
     
  13. jz0h4d

    jz0h4d

    Apr 26, 2005
    Different types of strings have the most profund effect on tone.
     
  14. I agree. I think that changes in bridges, nut, pots and capacitors all pale in impact beside a string change...especially from rounds to flats, or vice versa.
     
  15. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Vintage Tone Control (VTC). It is on my Sadowsky Metro 5 and I don't know why it isn't standard on all active basses. I am putting one in my Sadowsky NYC and maybe more basses.
     

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