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Eden heads and Precisions - who's happy with this

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bino, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. bino


    Jun 27, 2002
    Orange County
    I'm officially an amp whore. I believe I'm on my 5th or 6th in the last couple months. I have my second WT550 now. The first one put out an utterly fantastic sound with my old Lakland JO. Now that I'm back to P-basses I can't seem to find what I liked in the Eden before. It sounds very nice and warm, but not that widely recorded reference I'm accustomed to. Not so open.

    Anyone happily using a Pbass with their Eden head/rig? Do you find yourself eq'ing a lot? Any preference between their hybrid and SS stuff?
  2. bino


    Jun 27, 2002
    Orange County
    should I take the lack of response as an answer to my question?
  3. permagrin


    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    Yes. My P is a lightweight, very well-played maple neck '73 with DR Sunbeams that tends to sound quite solid with most any rig (which is why it's my bass of choice if I know I won't be using my own (Eden) rig). With the two bands I play in right now I find myself using my Jazz and Stingray much more, but the P still sounds very authoritative and growly thru my Eden gear.

    No. On my WT550 I:
    - boost a click or two at about 120 Hz
    - cut a notch or two of treble
    - bass flat, or cut a little if things are boomy or add if the volume is on the low side
    - set the other knobs to around 550 Hz and 1.2 kHz and cut/boost them however I feel that day; for me 550 Hz is a mid presence and growl, 1.2 is the aggressive/barky frequency

    Tone wise I prefer the hybrid, but I also have a WT330 (SS) that sounds very similar, just a bit more refined (I mostly prefer the 550 for its more adaptive EQ as well as the extra juice).

    I think what you're referring to here is the P bass with flats and mutes through an old Ampeg B-15.... The bass and your playing technique (plucking closer to the neck than bridge, using the meaty part of your fingers rather than the tips, etc.) go a long way. The thing that I feel sets Eden apart is the definition in the low end - as opposed to a muddy or fuzzy feel to the lows. Eden is a big improvement in that area (to my ears). If you're truly going for that sound, I believe Mr. Elrick is selling an old B15n on bassgear.com right now.

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