mod suggestions for old bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by altanunsal, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. altanunsal

    altanunsal Guest

    Nov 12, 2007
    Hi everyone,

    I have a Traben Chaos 4 and it's been in the closet for about a year now. I want to use it again but I was not so satisfied with the sound and the electronics. It sounded too bright, and I remember changing the strings from GHS Bass Boomers to Sadowsky Flats, yet the sound changed only a little. Now, I am thinking of changing the pickups and the preamp. It has a MM style and a J style pickup(both passive) and it has a stock 3-band active preamp. I'm thinking of getting Basslines pickups and an Aguilar OBP-3. But I think it is better to ask TBers since most of the guys here know better.

    P.S: I play death metal usually and I want something that sounds a little dry.

  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    If it's a Traben it can't be that old, 6 years at most.
    Too bright, you might want to get rid of the preamp. That's a place to start.
    Now the typical death metal sound is indeed very bright to help getting through walls of guits.
  3. altanunsal

    altanunsal Guest

    Nov 12, 2007
    It's just a year and a half old... I know the death metal sound is bright, but in our band there's only one guitar and with the right controls, it is easy for me to get heard.