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Evening out volume

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by AzzaKnoldy, Jun 3, 2011.


  1. AzzaKnoldy

    AzzaKnoldy

    May 29, 2011
    Today, I've been learning Creeping Death, by Metallica. On the main/verse riff, I can get the thunderous E string to sound great, but as soon as I get to the 2-3-2-0 on the A string, it sounds pathetic compared to the E string. Is it my bass, technique or...?:confused:
     
  2. Could be a bunch of things... Finger/pick attack, EQ settings, bass setup, uneven pickups, speaker freq response, strings & tension. I'm probably missing some more too.
     
  3. Konigstiger22

    Konigstiger22

    Mar 22, 2011
    Kenosha, WI
    What kind of bass? Using a pick? I've noticed that I have had the same kinda problem lately as well. On my P bass the A string sounds wimpy with a pick vs a huge E. Sounds almost tinny to me.
     
  4. AzzaKnoldy

    AzzaKnoldy

    May 29, 2011
    I'm using fingers, on a Ibanez GSR-180. It has J pickups.
     
  5. I use a compressor for live gigs to help even out stuff like this.
     
  6. AzzaKnoldy

    AzzaKnoldy

    May 29, 2011
    Thanks, the compressor helped alot :) How high should I put it to retain sound quality though?
     

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