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Making the D and G strings louder

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by mattzink, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. mattzink


    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    hello all
    when i play my bass (1977 sting ray) with my band, anything i play on the d and g strings tends to get lost. in other words, i can't really hear it. the band is pretty mellow - we're a blues band that playes primarily acoustic instruments.

    any clues one how to address this problem?
  2. so do YOU play an acoustic? if not just raise your pickups on D-G side, and Lower on E-A side.

  3. I agree with raising the pickup on the G string side.

    Also try EQing your amp to bring out more mid mids...... boost around 1k, that will help boost those frequencies some for you!

    Don't be afraid to play with your amp EQ, it's your friend and helps in situations just like this!

  4. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    ... He has the special edition acoustic stingray.. [/sarcasm]
  5. nivagues


    Jan 18, 2002
    What Treena and paniak17 say.

    Also try this:

    For starters, depress E at last fret. Aim for 4/32" between top of PUP magnet and bottom of string. Same for the G but aim for 3/32". You may have to readjust the G a tad to even the volume.