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more low end

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by speedydee, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. speedydee


    Feb 3, 2007
    is there a way to get more low end out of the cheap factory model i am renting? my e string sounds really thin, not near as bassy as my a.
  2. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    KC Strings
    Many people struggled with the same issue. One thing that seems to help is to use a stronger E. Use a heavy E for a medium A-G for instance. A soundpost adjustment may also help, but I think the overall results will vary. Have you discussed this with the place you are renting from?
  3. uprightben


    Nov 3, 2006
    Boone, NC
    Have you listened to the bass while someone else is plying it? Sometimes you can't hear the full tone of a bass from a playing position.
  4. jimmyduded


    Jun 12, 2007
    cherry hill nj
    very good point, the bass is made to project its tone and its usually hard to hear pizz. tone while playing yourself, the stronger e is a good suggestion and so is the soundpost, a change of strings could also change the tone of your bass, ive had alot of success with labella strings(i belive mine are nickel wound around a rope core)

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