Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

EQ Settings

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by basslax, Nov 28, 2001.


  1. basslax

    basslax

    Apr 20, 2000
    Washington, DC
    i just made a pickup for my URB and wanted to hear what everyone else used for amp settings. my amp is really not meant for URB so i have to do the best i can to get some good tone and i have NO idea what kind of settings i should use.


    btw, i have volume, gain, bass, treble, and 2 mids


    thanks
    basslax :D
     
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    As much as we'd all like to help you I don't think there is really any way for use to do so, since we're not there and have no idea what your amp is and what your homemade pickups are like.

    The best double bass amps (IMHO) are those which have a natural character, unlike many "electric bass amps" which tend to scoop out the midrange and have a sort of "electric" sound to them. I can only suggest that you start with all your tone controls at flat (dead center) and make minor adjustments until the amp starts to sound like your bass. That may involve boosting the midrange... or not.

    Trust your ears.
     
  3. basslax

    basslax

    Apr 20, 2000
    Washington, DC
    thanks for the input, i just didnt know where to start.

    my pickups sound pretty good so far considering i made them for $3.50 from radio shack.

    i dont play out enough to seriously consider a URB amp, so i have to try to deal with what i have... :rolleyes:

    thanks
    basslax
     
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Like everyone else says, we can't answer that without knowing what you're dealing with...but in general, I'd say NEVER BOOST ANYTHING on an EQ. Start flat, and scoop out what you don't like. I have no scientific facts to back this up, but this has been true by my ears with every amp I've ever owned.
     
  5. basslax

    basslax

    Apr 20, 2000
    Washington, DC
    i made piezos

    why step far from the amp?

    thats pretts annoying having to put your bass down, walk to the amp, adjust and pick your bass back up

    is there any reason? i knowing standing back from the bass itself is needed for the true sound, but...?:confused:
     
  6. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    BASSMETAMUCIL,

    The sound from a speaker needs space to "open up" and interact with the acoustics of the room before you know what the audience is really hearing. The closer you are, the "hotter" it sounds.