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Is there such a thing as too much mwah?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ncapone, Jan 12, 2014.


  1. ncapone

    ncapone

    Nov 17, 2010
    If your action is set low enough that every note mwahs all the time, could that be a bad thing?
     
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Playing technique should be able to adjust for that, along with some tone roll off.

    If you want to hear lots of mwah check out a Rick Turner Renaissance bass!
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Absolutely there can be too much of it! I'm rather annoyed by "mwah," personally. I'm more of a "blang" fan.
     
  4. ncapone

    ncapone

    Nov 17, 2010
    You're right. That does have a lot of mwah!
     
  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Is that what you have? I used to own a RB5FL but now I have a RB4FL. :cool:
     
  6. ncapone

    ncapone

    Nov 17, 2010
    No, I'm using a Jazz Bass. Seemed extra mwah-y tonight.
     
  7. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    It's almost Full Mwah, you know? :bag:
     
  8. CDweller

    CDweller Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2009
    Clearwater, FL
    I just got my John Kallas fretless Jazz back from Michael Pedula, who coated the formerly bare ebony fingerboard. I need more mwah. How can I get that?
     
  9. FretlessMainly

    FretlessMainly

    Nov 17, 2010
    Love it! I like mwah in certain situations, but I really like higher action, so I get my mwah when I want it by forcing it out of the notes with a slide or vibrato rather than by letting the instrument do it for me. So, it's more of a growl than a mwah, but who wants to bicker about the definition of those terms?

    But too much mwah can be cloying, unless you're doing a recording for the weather channel or Otis Elevator Corp. Well, it's still cloying in that context, but at least it's genre-appropriate. :smug: