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Growl? Sustain?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Chrix, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Chrix


    Apr 9, 2004
    Ok. I must admit. I've got a bad case of just-played-someone-else's-bass-itis. My friend has an older German bass (he thinks it's a Pollman, but isn't quite sure). Anyhoo, his bass has a great growl on the low end and the low E string, especially, sustains for days, which really helps with the tone that that instrument can get. He uses the same strings that I use (Obligatos), so I know that isn't the answer, so what are some things that can be done to the instrument to get that kind of sound? Any information is greatly appreciated.
  2. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Richmond, CA
    I'd just search the setup forums for the term "growl" and "setup". There's plenty o dat stuff to go around.

    But I think it's also a combination of bass & strings - not just setup alone. Spiro mittels seems to growl like mad. My Animas ain't no slouch either.