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E string blues

Discussion in 'Ask Anthony Wellington [archive]' started by madjazzbass, Mar 23, 2014.


  1. madjazzbass

    madjazzbass

    Jan 5, 2014
    Earth
    Hey Mr. Wellington, How are you sir? I was wondering if you could tell me why the E string on my Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass sounds like ...well it sounds like crap! It sounds "boxy" there's no real note, it just sounds pretty much like a thud, if that makes any sense to you at all. The other 3 strings sound fine, it's just the E string that I can't get a good sound out of no matter how much I try and "Tweak it". Could it be the intonation? Strings? I use the same exact strings on all 5 of my Jazz Basses, this Paticular Bass just does'nt have a good E string sound; I could use your Expertise(?) in this matter, Thank You very much in advance. Bart/ madjazzbass.