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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 28, 2014.


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  1. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    NYC
    The one I posted was a 4, you posted a fiver, no?
     
  2. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    NYC
  3. DownUnder_Funk

    DownUnder_Funk Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Folks with EMGs, how close are you running them to the strings?

    I’ve heard with actives they can be much closer to the string vs a passive set up.
     
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  4. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Close is gross!!!

    In all seriousness though. You don’t want your pups to Close. When depressing on the 24th I try to maintain an 1/8” inch of spacing between the B and the pick ups.
     
  5. DownUnder_Funk

    DownUnder_Funk Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    I never get em too close!!

    My D and G strings sound a little weak vs E and A, but I need to work out if it’s old strings or whether my P needs to be raised slightly on that side.

    Got some new strings ready to roll, might do that today and then see if it’s still pup height being the main difference between volume. Bridge pup is all good :thumbsup:
     
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  6. japhy4529

    japhy4529 this is only a test... Supporting Member

    Oh, right! My bad.
     
  7. cxcxcx

    cxcxcx

    Mar 8, 2019
    This applies more to EMG than any sort of active set up. EMG active pickups have fairly weak magnets compared to other pickups. An internal preamp in rhe pickup itself brings the output level up to what normal pickups usually produce. The battery is needed to power this internal preamp.

    On normal pickups, placing the strings too close to them can cause a chorus or doubling type of wobbling sound that isn’t pleasant. This disappears when when the pickups are lowered away from the strings.

    This doesn’t happen with EMG pick ups because of the weaker magnets. You can place the strings very close to the top of EMG pickups if you’d like, and you won’t get that odd sound. That said , most people these days were looking for that sort of feeling often go with a ramp.
     
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  8. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Making the swap. Unfortunately I have to go in to work 20210228_120627.jpg
     
  9. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Yup, love the DCX's. More head room, more natural sounding, way less clipping issues. Definitely works better with my Helix stomp
     
  10. Eddie LeBlanc

    Eddie LeBlanc

    Oct 26, 2014
    Beaumont, Texas
    Don't create no problem, won't be no problem.
    Knew you find them to your liking. Enjoy Amigo.:hyper:
     
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  11. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
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    Look how much my NS4CRFM has yellowed over the last 21 to 22 years. :wideyed:

    It’s hard for me to pinpoint it’s actual date of manufacture. From what the Spector Archives website states, the NS4CRFM’s that came with an EMG BTS eq and crown inlays range from 1999 to 2000. I bought it from a local music store in late 2002.
     
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  12. The Rage

    The Rage

    Nov 12, 2013
    No, but a week later I was in the band, so I guess they've must liked it.
    However, when I brought my Ian Hill the singer loved it. He also wanted to play it a little^^
     
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  13. The Rage

    The Rage

    Nov 12, 2013
    I was thinking about it. Do someone know if there's a sort of "reference number" or is all up to taste?

    Trying different combinations of pickups, it seems to me J/J, neck and bridge, have ended the same exact distance, while with a P/DC configuration I liked the P at maybe 4.5mm and DC at 2/2.5mm.
    On some youtube videos there's commenters saying thye have neck and bridge at the same distance, while on this forum someone posted a replay of PJ Rubal in which is written that "the USA measurement for the USA shop were 3/16" on the neck and 1/8" on the bridge" (guess this was for the P/J configuration).

    For now I usually put them where they have the more sustain (using the intro to Dead or alive by Bon Jovi as "measurement" :D), and for the bridge, to me it seems 3mm-1/8" is a good number
     
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  14. jack7265

    jack7265 Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Avondale, La
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  15. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    NYC
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  16. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    I've been busy since last Tuesday. A good friend of mine has been down with Covid, almost completely recovered (he is an amazing bassist) and his band had a gig on Friday that they asked if I could cover. Of course I said yes but I had 3 days to learn 45 songs for the night, thankfully I knew a good third of them and had played a number of the others at one point. They are mainly a dance band with stuff like Shakira and what not. Completely out of my wheelhouse. Any way I brought my NS2A and Rebop 5 for the show. They sounded great in the mix. The drummer is a friend as well and we played in a different project a few years ago and he said how much he liked the way they sounded. It was a good show we had a great crowd, outdoors on a big deck, and we pulled it off without any drama so that was a relief!

    The next night I had a show with one of my other two bands at another big outdoor venue down here. I brought my Euro 4LX for that night. It hits like a hammer. We had another great night with a bigger crowd than the night before and the crowd stayed with us most of the evening. Anyway here we are at Monday and I'm pooped!

    Score 2 for Spector!
     
  17. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses

    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
     
  18. 68Goldfish

    68Goldfish Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Port Orchard WA
    Don't know if I like the fretboard but the rest
    Excellent! Glad tohear somebody’s gigging out there.
     
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  19. Rod Harder

    Rod Harder Forte Collector - not done yet Supporting Member

    That's great to hear, I haven't gigged in nearly a year, March 13 , 2020 was the last show I played live.
     
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  20. jack7265

    jack7265 Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Avondale, La
     
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