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Modulus Q5 w/ Aguilar Pickups No Low End

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by trev5269, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. trev5269


    Dec 2, 2007

    I can't seem to figure out what is wrong with my Bass. I have A/B'd it with my other modulus through the same amp and all I can describe it as is a serious lack of low end. The signal sounds quite thin in comparison to the other Q5. The other Q5 has bartolini pickups but they sounded more similar than compared to now. What could be causing this? I brought it somewhere to get it looked at but they couldn't find anything wrong with it but I am considering bringing it elsewhere because it is very apparent. Thoughts? Or does anyone have any recommend person to bring it to in the NY/CT area?
  2. adje


    Feb 3, 2004
    Pickups wired out of phase?
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  3. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Plausible; an easy test to confirm would be, does a more normal/typical low end appear if you turn the Blend knob all the way CW or CCW?
  4. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    Replace the 9V battery?
  5. trev5269


    Dec 2, 2007
    it didnt used to be like this, randomly happened
  6. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Then the first place to look would be: anything that changed.

    Old battery? (you didn't say if you replaced it)
    Bad cable?
    New cab wired out of phase?
    Two cabs, but they're out of phase?
  7. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Neck relief changed? That’s what killed mine.
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Sounds like the pickups are wired wrong....out of phase like mentioned above.
  9. trev5269


    Dec 2, 2007
    who would be able to fix this for me in CT or NYC???
  10. mustBmtd

    mustBmtd Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    Pickups are out of phase.
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