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mwah missing on g string why?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fretless85, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. if just defretted my first bass its an grass roots bass (by esp) passiv 2 humms..... it sounds great incredible mwah..... except the g string! any 1 got an idea why? maybe its my strings (my old rotosound selfmade flatwounds.... sanded with grit paper)
  2. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    i think you answered your own question there friend
  3. so the strings are the problem?
  4. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    It could be strings... it's very likely a set up.

    Fretless basses need to be set up with very little relief in the neck. Gary Willis has some nice tips on his website http://www.garywillis.com. Click on the link for "The Bass" and then find the link at the bottom of the page for a manual on setting up your bass.

    It could also be an amplification issue as well. I didn't check your profile before hitting the reply button but with fretless it really, really helps to have EQ with a sweepable midrange control. Mwah happens in the 800 Hz to 1K Hz range and you need to find the right frequency for your instrument.

    Have fun!!!!
  5. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    I agree that it is most likely a setup issue.

    It's amazing what a 1/16" adjustment can make in your tone.