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Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by bassmusic1234, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. bassmusic1234


    Dec 28, 2007
    hi all. so I have owned a warwick corvette FNA jazzman 5 for about 2 years and have a problem. Wheres the friggin GROWL? i have a great amp a yorkville xs 800 witha crappy ashdown mag 810 deep cab. i played it through an ampeg svt and it was still pretty much the same. I crank my low mids and bass to see what its like sometimes and all i get is boom with no growl i guess what im lookin for is a cross between Rage and 311 my eq right now is bass=1 oclock......lowmid=2 oclock........mid=3 oclock.......high=1 oclock.....treble=1 oclock. note the mid is set at aprx 300 Hz and has ajustable frequency. any help would be SWEET!
  2. Qvist


    Jul 20, 2007
    Do you have a contour button on your rig? I'd say crank it up if so ;D
  3. kyral210


    Sep 14, 2007
    Hmmm, get an overdrive pedal. I use an Ibanez PD-7, though the boss version is very popular too. The 'classic' tone is the Sansamp Bass Driver.
  4. tomas_almeida


    Oct 5, 2007
    He's talking about low mid growl.

    You really need to dig in the strings. It has A LOT to do with your technique. Play with strenght closer to the bridge, or use the "clack" technique that's descrideb in the sticky thread on the Technique forums.
  5. ric1312

    ric1312 Inactive

    Apr 16, 2006
    chicago, IL.
    I disagree that low mid growl has a lot to do with, "digging in." Or, anything to do with the clack technique. I think he means the tone of the bass no matter how you are hitting the strings.

    I have a bongo 4 string, and it literally growls. To the point where people who don't play bass say it sounds likes it's growling. I play with a very light touch most of the time and in fact avoid clacking as much as possible.

    I think it has the most to do with the actual bass you play, what kind of output it has + fresh strings. My bass growls the most with fresh strings.

    My best guess would be why my bongo sounds like this is because of the double humbucker pickups and onboard EQ, which I usually keep flat. I am currently using the recommened ernie ball super slinkies for my bongo.

    I run into a line 6 pod first, but it has the same growl straight, so it has little to do with anything I do on my effects processor.
  6. Shiveringbass


    Aug 21, 2005
    Ric1312, I can assure you that if you would have try a WW Jazzman, you would never think that a lack of growl may come from the bass.

    At the origine, I think that Warwick are usualy growly instrument but the jazzman can get all kind of growl (humbucker soloed, serie or parallel, or single coil growl...).

    First thing is to see if the strings are not too old. New string will have more growl.

    Then I also find that a bit of digging near the bridge helps growl.
  7. OtterOnBass


    Oct 5, 2007
    +1 play close to the bridge, finger close to the nut and pluck hard. Growl is an overtone, these techniques increase overtones. Also, don't inflate the lows too much in your EQ and drown out the overtones.
  8. try lighter strings...