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Low B "chorus like" effect

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by marypopperz, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. marypopperz


    Oct 11, 2017
    Hello everyone,

    My low B string has kind of chorus effect when I play it after 5th fret.

    Here are same notes played on 1st frets then at the octave :
    Low B - Clyp

    Do you know how I can avoid that ? I dont understand as tension is quite good on the strings.

    Thanks !
    Zooberwerx likes this.
  2. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2016
    I wonder. How old are your strings? Did you stretch them properly?
  3. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Two things come to mind as prime suspects:

    *Pickup is too close to the string.

    *String is twisted upon itself...very common during the install process if key steps are overlooked.

    gebass6 and joebar like this.
  4. 2 pickup bass? If so,try turning down one pickup at a time and try playing after the 5th fret. Could be too close to one or both of the pickups which can cause this.. The thicker the string the more it vibrates and it needs more room from the pickup to ring properly..:thumbsup:
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Is it a tapered string?
  6. marypopperz


    Oct 11, 2017
    Thanks for your answers :)
    - It's not tapered
    - I've tried to turn down pickups but I'm pretty sure it doesn't come from that since it sounds like that without plugin the bass
    - String is new and not twisted

    I must add it's a short scale bass (30,5) and I use DR Sunbeam short scale set 125-105-85-65

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