need more growl from passive 2008 MIA p-bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rokkitt, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. rokkitt


    Jun 7, 2007
    bronx, nyc
    The only upgrade I did to the 2008 passive made in america pbass was put on d'adarrio XL flats-- chromes?

    Compare to my 88 ric, which has no upgrade and round wounds, the pbass sounds dry.

    Would pickups -(1/4 pounders)- help? Any other ideas?

    I am using an acoustic 136 combo amp-- solid state

    15 inch speaker/140 watt head-(very underated-- circa 1978)

    Any thoughts?

  2. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Try putting round wound strings on first before doing anything else. I like using Rotosound stainless steel strings on my P basses for a nice aggressive bite.
  3. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    This. Although, to be fair, p basses aren't exactly known for their "growl" the way jazzes and rics are, so don't think it's gonna sound like your ric. And really, would you want it to?

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