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Musicman sub bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by dixlectic, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. dixlectic


    Feb 8, 2006
    after much trawling of forums I am unable to find a solution to my problem so thought I should post.
    I just bought a 2nd hand musicman sub. It is very nice, plays nice and fast and overall has an awesome sound.
    However I have a few problems, which although I've been playing for a few years now I can't seem to iron out on my own.

    1 - the A string rattle - a lot above the 12th fret, but also a little bit everywhere (apart from open). I can't work out where this rattle is coming from, but it seems to be the frets

    2 - the G string is vibrating against the bridge a bit

    Also if anyone knows what gauge strings SUB's are shipped with as standard, that would be lovely. I tried changing the 0.4's that were on it for 0.45's, but it made no difference and to be honest I prefer the 0.4's now after years of playing 0.45's. I've heard some people say you get better tone off the thicker strings but I think thinner ones sound nicer.

    I wish I could sort these problems out because otherwise it is a really really nice bass.

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  2. george_r


    Dec 3, 2005
    Here ya go.

    "Q: Can you please tell me what type of strings are put on Music Man basses when they ship new from the factory?

    A: The 4-string basses are all equipped with Ernie Ball Super Slinky Bass strings, item number 2834, when they leave the factory. The gauges are 45-65-80-100.

    The StingRay 5 and Bongo 5 use the same with an added 130. This set is our Regular Slinky Bass 5's, item #2836."

    - http://www.ernieball.com/site/faq_bass.php