hey p-bass guys

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xshawnxearthx, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    do you keep your tone knob all the way up(less mud) or all the way down(all mud)?
  2. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Depends on the Song. For the Blues I keep the Tone Down.
    for a Mr.Big song I like more Treble so I turn it up. :)
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    When I play my P its either all the way down or just a bit up from all the way down.
  4. I'll take C, all of the above. Some folks seem to like to keep the tone knob dimed, but I will use it to dial in more or less "cut" in certain situations. This and my finger position are my main tone controls over the amp EQ. Doesn't work for some, but works for me.

    But no, I don't buy into the "the tone is all in your hands" philosophy. I can control the character of my tone, but not the true voice of the instrument.
  5. As much as I'd like another one, my squire tone is up just a little bit. However this may be because the pickups suck.
  6. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    I keep it between about 2/3 down to full on, depending on the tune, whether I'm playing fingerstyle or using a pick, hand position, etc. It also depends on the pickup; with my latest, a Seymour Duncan Hot for P-bass, I don't turn it down as much because the pickup has a slightly rolled off treble already. I never turn it all the way down, but I would if it worked in a specific track.
  7. AGCurry


    Jun 29, 2005
    Kansas City
    Split coil pickups - full open
    Single coil (Sting Signature) - about 1/3 open
  8. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo gone to Longstanton Spice Museum

    Feb 8, 2003
    all the way up... prefer to use the eq in my rack

    can't spend all that money on a whizzy rack system then shape my tone using a $2 potentiometer :)
  9. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    I keep mine almost all the way down. I like mud.

  10. jz0h4d


    Apr 26, 2005
    All the way up most of the time, but dial it back 1/4 for ballads.
  11. rugrat


    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois
    Wide Open Baby!
  12. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    90% all the way down!
  13. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Either wide open or slightly above all the way down. Usually wide open.
  14. Whenever I play a P, I leave the tone control wide open.
  15. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger

    Sep 22, 2005
    when i had roundwounds, i had it near the treble side of things.

    now that i'm on flats, it's in the mud. should've done this years ago. :cool:
  16. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    All the way up. Flatwounds and a pick. I eq with a Sansamp DI and I get bright and thumpy at the same time.
  17. slightly rolled off a little bit for most stuff.
  18. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown Supporting Member

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    Full on through the SVT to avoid mud, and all the way down through the GK Backline 110 to avoid the fork hitting a plate tone.