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dead a string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by almorgan76, Mar 24, 2013.


  1. almorgan76

    almorgan76 Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2012
    I hope you guys can help me out on this one. I have a SR500 that has some kind of imbalance where I play from the E to the A string and the E just booms. D and G strings seem to have more prescience than the A as well. This only seems to be the case with this guitar as my Pbass and my Schecter custom do not have this issue with the same rig. I am not running compression just strait into a Mark bass little mark tube 800. Is it the strings themselves (EB Slinkys) or maybe the Bartolini pups? Do I just need to compress the signal?
     
  2. My experience with SR500s (older Korean made) is that the A is a bit soft as well. Over time I went with heavier gauge strings and that definitely helped.
    Mainly I just add a couple extra db's of EQ at 100/125hz.
    A=440/220/110/55hz
    Lowering the A-string a little at the bridge might help too, as long as it doesn't start fret-buzzing too much.
    Experimenting with pickup height/angle and adding some compression can work, too.
     
  3. almorgan76

    almorgan76 Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2012
    I did try lowering it as far as I could and the pickup angle is dropped as far as I can on the E and as high as it can on the G. Slight improvements. I wondered if a heavier gauge A might help out.
     
  4. almorgan76

    almorgan76 Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2012
    Anyone got more insight?
     

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