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Man the L-2000 just dosen't want to drive 55!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chief ten beers, Mar 16, 2005.


  1. chief ten beers

    chief ten beers

    Jan 4, 2005
    I've been trying to mellow this baby out for blues and jazz and it just won't be muzzled...it wants to rock!I even tried flats and it still growls.It's like taking a suped up mopar for a casual sunday drive and a picnic.....i guess it just ain't right :rollno:
     
  2. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    Have you tried lowering the pickups?
     
  3. danman

    danman

    May 18, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    neck pickup, parallel, passive and roll off the treble.
    For me this combonation makes for vintagey goodness.

    danman
     
  4. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Kentucky
    Several folks go as far as removing the springs under the pickup to allow it to go ALL the way into the pickup route. Them's some HOT pickups... but it's worth it.
     
  5. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    I had very similar problems with the SRX505 series Ibanez stuff ... the bass has absolutely no finesse, all a** kickin', all the time. I never could calm it down, tried everything anyone suggested. I'm not 100% familiar with G&L, but it seems like your bass may just be a bazooka .... I know the feeling :scowl:
     
  6. chief ten beers

    chief ten beers

    Jan 4, 2005
    Hey man thanx i didn't even think of that.I just lowed them and it definitely made a big difference. :hyper: