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My Marcus Miller is.....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Youngspanion, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. driving me crazy. Last night I play with some people and my tone was way off. I seemed to get alot of clicking in my sound that came from my right plucking hand. Every time I hit the strings against the pick up it did it. Plus the E string was way louder than the rest. After a while I turned down the pots on the bass and raised the amp volume and the click seemd to receed but the E string was way louder still. Now Im thinking of changing my pre amp and pickups like so many others to a Sadowski. It was really fustrating.
  2. Perhahps, setting the bass, changing strings and changing settings on the amp will help you to solve that!!
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    It seems that the pickups need to be lowered on the bass side.

  4. +1
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md

    The strings shouldn't audibly hit the pickup.
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I experienced the same problem on my MM, and lowering the pickups took care of the issue.
  7. Possu jam

    Possu jam

    May 16, 2004
    What about the battery?
  8. I did not like my MM for fingerstyle playing.

    I also felt the EQ was all boost and no cut.

    Lastly... no tone control in passive mode... thumbs down.
  9. That much I can try, but it seems I've heard of this before from reviews of the instrument.

    But let me ask you this Nino, could it be the pre amp or the pups or both? If lowering the pick ups does'nt work.
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    My advice is to do the obvious stuff first. Are you hitting the string against the pickup as you said?
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    That's how Marcus' personal bass is. It's a signature model based on his instrument.

    MM's own Jazz has no passive tone control. I doubt he even uses it in that mode.