Is this a problem with my bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pdq90, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. pdq90


    Jul 26, 2003
    Hey all

    I'm just in need of some advice on how to get my bass to sound like it should.....I've been playing for 2-3 years and although I can play with my fingers, I prefer to play with a pick....however, I can't get my bass to sound good when I use the pick, it sounds raw and choppy....I have a fender bassman 200 and the fender mark hoppus edition P-bass.....I'm looking for a sound like taking back sunday or the starting line if you know those two bands, both bassists use picks in those bands, but they sound smoother....I'm not sure if I'm missing something or if I just need to change the settings on my amp or what

    Thanks in advance
  2. Hi.

    Your sound consists of a lot of variables. Bass, strings, setup, amp, cables... I don't beleive, that a problem like that could be cured by changing only one thing i.e. change setting s on an amp. Altough it can help it is only one piece of a puzzle, so try to experiment with anything that comes to your mind. And another thing: You'll never sound exactly like somebody else, no matter what.

    Hope this helps. Have fun

  3. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    well man, not having a tone pot on your bass is a big thing, i had some quarter pounders and i had to keep the tone like around 2 or 3 because it was to choppy.
  4. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    add a tone pot to the bass...
    cheap and easy