E str.problem on Godin AcoustiBass (older modell)??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ingemar, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    Now I've tested even the older Godin Acoustibass
    The neckheavieness is ok for me, BUT the E str didn't sound as good as theother strings (lower output and lesser "mmwwooaahh")
    Anyone who recognize that problem?
    The action on the bass was verry low (almost no/flat rielief)
    could that affect the E string sound
    It was stringed with old flatwounds

    The problem occured both when plugged and unplugged
    (then I guess it has nothing to do with the LR Baggs pietzo system)
  2. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    I really liked the bass, so, solving the problem with the E str. would be teriffic.
    Need advise/help
  3. The Reff

    The Reff

    Feb 11, 2004
    The only thing I can say is that I've encountered the same problem on a new Godin Bass. Maybe it's the Pickup system - but I don't know for sure.

    All I can say is that you're not the only one, so maybe it's a common problem. Hope somebody else knows the answer. :)
  4. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Maybe it has something to do with the scale of the bass, or the gauge of the strings?
  5. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    It's a nice bass otherwise
  6. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Hello Ingemar:

    It's a really nice bass, and if the price is right, buy it.

    There are two things that I can think off. One, the piezo bridge pickup can sometimes get unbalanced. I seem to recall Bob Golihur writing about having piezo bridge problems with his Fender acoustic P bass. I suggest you go to his site and ask him.

    The other possibility is the string itself.

    The acoustibass is a very nice instrument.

  7. brandonwong


    Dec 16, 2003
    I have that same problem when i still had my A4. Basically the problem lies in the contact of the pickup strip. The bottom of the saddle probably does not fit the strip as well.. therefore the output difference.

    1) What i did was to place extremely thin foam like material at the position of the louder strings so that it dampens them a little. or 2) either at the lower volume strings so that it has more contact. I really cant remember which one i did.

    This actually balances up the string volume and wala... it works.
    Try it! it works for me... maybe for u too.
  8. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Didn't you say it happened when it was unplugged?
  9. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    see what You mean..
    Probably the string then