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jazz bass fart

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by patrickss, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. patrickss


    Dec 12, 2009

    i have a 60th anniversary jazzbass USA

    i am tuned D,G,C,F

    why my D string FART ?? (distord)

    the gap between the string and pickup seem to be ok

    any tip or advice

  2. cassius987

    cassius987 Banned

    Apr 20, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Usually this is due to too much output, I assume this bass is passive as an "Anniversary" bass (I can't keep up with Fender's two million models per kind of bass so forgive me if I'm wrong). If the string is large or perhaps too close to the pickup this can happen... also maybe if you have very little tension on it from tuning down it is creating a bigger amplitude in its plucked sine wave and that is causing some of the distortion. Is it worse in the lower or upper register?
  3. VinKreepo


    Nov 13, 2009
    Um fret buzz?
  4. patrickss


    Dec 12, 2009
    ies ite passive pickup dut i don't know witch model

    i assume fender do not put crap on his 60th anniversary usa bass ...i right??

    its not fret buzz its the pickup distortion this is worse in lower register and its the neck pickup who distord!! the bridge pickup still clean

    i play in the S1 switch (humbucking mode)

    i play with 105/45 strings

    i tried to put the pickup more far from the string with no big results

    do i'm better to change the pickup or it will not help me
  5. Are your strings too floppy to sound good when detuned?
  6. patrickss


    Dec 12, 2009
    mmmmm good question......maybe i will better to find a 105 string with more tention!
  7. move to a taper wound?

  8. patrickss


    Dec 12, 2009
    taper wound????? mtd ???????

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