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High output on bass?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Obsolex, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    Hey people, Tyler Hole here (at Obsolex's house). I have a question about the output on my Essex BG205. I can barely turn the amp up and the Essex will be as loud, if not louder than the amp turned up twice as much and the GSR200 played on it. The bass itself is pretty loud acousticly, but could it be the pickups? Please get back to me. Thanks.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    GSR basses have a pretty low output.
  3. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    they do..and isn't the essex active?

  4. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    no, my essex is passive.

    (Tyler Hole)
  5. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    I believe there is yet to be an essex bass with active electronics.
  6. Ty, it's the pups probably..less ohms too(?)
  7. Im thinking the pickups too...but who knows :\ Well, someone probably does, but its not me ;)
  8. I feel like that when I plug in my G&L or ESP before\after messing around on my Austin...then again those basses have dual humbuckers and better pups and resonance and....blah blah blah....
  9. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    There is no reason for an active bass to be louder than a passive one.