I want "Chunk, chunk."

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by PollyBass, Sep 20, 2001.

  1. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Hey, ive been trying to get a soudn that goes "chunk chunk" you know. somthing with a little fret chunk. so i can get some cool , uh..chunkyness out of it. ive tryed everything, ive even given it alot of mids. i have high action because i have a bend in my neck at the base of it. will rasieing my pickups more to the strigns help to get some chunky growl out of it? but then im scared ill strike the strings to hard and have them hit the pole pieces. will covers help this? i have a MIM P-Bass. maybe i want a jazz bass? and would a maple neck get me some crunchy punch? some sound examples that are close are weezers bassist(cant think of his name right now) and justin from tool.
  2. You want effects. The dude from Weezer plays through a Big Muff (I think) most of the time.
    It sounds like what you're looking for is a fuzz box of some sort though.
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    You might get somewhere by digging in a bit harder. But not too much - it's a delicate balance between having it going "chunk chunk" and having it going "click clack". :)
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well I think addressing this problem first should be a priority - get a decent setup and then see what it sounds like - take it from there.
  5. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Oops, I missed that. I totally agree with Bruce.
  6. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Well i would fix the bend at the base, but was told that i could not fix a bend at the base with my truss rod. so i dont know what to do. im getting a new bass here pretty soon. so. ill see if theres anyway to fix this short of getting a new neck. thanks for the sugjestions.
  7. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    there is a way to fix the bend at the base of the neck, i think, it's by shimming it, one day, when you feel like it, get something small, like cardboard or some cut up guitar picks, then take off your neck. if the neck bends more towards the head stock, put the shim pieces under the part nearer the headstock, if near the body, put it under the part near the body.
  8. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I had a neck problem with my P Bass, so I took it to a veteran luthier and now it can go chunk, go smooth, and go anyway I want it to!

    The chunkiest bass Ive ever played on was a stingray though. Those basses have so much chunk.

    Chunk Chunk CHunk chunk CHUnk CHunK!!!

    i like the word chunk.