I just breathed New life into my jazz!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rocinante_x1, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Aug 22, 2004
    I am simply blown away. I have a 2004 MIM jazz bass that has Fender custom shop 60's pickups, a badass II, and a few other tiny mods on it. It has sounded good at best. I changed strings on it after a year of having the other set on there. That alone changed the sound immensely, but it left a lot to be desired. So I adjusted the pickups, since they've sunk into the body quite a bit and hadn't been close enough to the strings in quite some time. Those two small little details has made me very very impressed with my Jazz. The strings i had on there originally were D'Addario Stainless medium gauge strings that are extremely bright when new, but these had been on there for a little over a year, and i replaced them with a new set of the same strings. It sounds simply amazing. I wish i had a way to record an audio sample, but i dont. Simply put, it sounds like a really Effing expensive bass. I couldnt be more happy.
  2. playibanez


    Apr 3, 2006
    a year without changing strings !!! no wonder you think it sounds amazing now. i cant stand dead strings it totally kills a good bass.

    but keep them new and enjoy that thing! it sounds like an awesome bass to me!
  3. Andy_colassal


    Nov 21, 2006
    Regina, SK
    New strings are always nice
  4. fretlessman71

    fretlessman71 Still beats havin' a job Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    FoCo, NoCo
    Now you have the whole package. That bass is ready to rock now! You'll have that one for years, to be sure.

    Keep a spare set of strings around for the next time you think your tone is uninspiring. You'll start to get a feel for how long strings last for you.
  5. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Aug 22, 2004
    well, the thing is, The strings had tons of life left in them. They were still really really bright, and they had a nice warm tone to them. I just felt like changing them because i had a $30 set of strings lying around and i just didnt want to not use them, and even before i adjusted the pickups, i had the new strings on there, and it still sounded like the older strings a bit. It wasnt until i adjusted the pickups properly that i noticed a huge difference in sound.