Spector NSJH5 fingerstyle tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rockbobmel, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    I played out with my new Spector bass last night and found that my fingerstyle sound was very hard to nail down and control. Not very focused or defined...... OTOH, when using a pick, it was INCREDIBLE. I wonder if it is the Aguilar 2band preamp and/or the EMG pups......................................... Has anyone had the same experience?? I think I read somewhere that Spector will swap out preamps for you. Should the pups be lowered?
  2. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    mine has the emg btc pre and i can get great finger tone out of it. what exactly is the problem? highs or lows?
  3. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    Lows are boomy and uncontrollable, highs are not that present. Nore so in single coil setting. That's how I usually play my F bass with fingers. With a pick, in Humbucking, it is everything I could ask for. Maybe this should be in the pickup forum?
  4. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    On my Status, fingerstyle sounds best with both pickups on full and plucking near the bridge. Have you tried that combination yet?
  5. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    Of course.