Is there a way to make the D and G strings less trebley?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by StrudelBass, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. StrudelBass


    Jul 6, 2002
    I've been thinking about it and I've decided I just dislike how trebley my D and G strings sound. Usually when I try to make my strings more bassy I turn down the tone knob, but my D and G strings still cut through and I dislike that.
  2. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    use a neck pickup not a bridge if possible...

    buy less bright strings forr the D and G ..

    im not sure if others agree but i find heavier guage strings to cut thru less than lighter gauge strings

    use your plucking hand in a less aggressive manner, i.e. pluck the D and G softer as to not make them as-loud

    are you using a plectrum?
    are you plucking strings to the neck or to the bridge?
  3. StrudelBass


    Jul 6, 2002
    1. I only have 1 pickup, a musicman like humbucker.
    2. My strings are kind of old enough as it is so I don't think less brightness will do much.
    3. I was thinking heavier gauge strings myself, I don't even know the gauge of my current strings though.
    4. I use a plectrum and play near the neck, the bridge would just make my treble problem worse.

    Thanks for input.
  4. Jim Dombrowski

    Jim Dombrowski Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Maybe you should try some tape-wound strings such as LaBella with the black nylon windings.