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Squier Deluxe J bass - slap switch or suck switch?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sgroh87, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Sgroh87


    Dec 4, 2012
    DFW, Texas
    I've been playing around with one of these at the local music store and I'm very close to pulling the trigger on one (I wish I could out flats on it first, but oh well). The problem is that unless I have the slap switch on, the EQ on flat sounds REALLY anemic. Kind of treble heavy, not much presence, and really bland. Flipping the switch gives a much more modern sound, but at least it has character. I'm looking for something that can cop a modern tone as well as a mellow vintage jazz tone.

    Could it be that the battery is low on the bass? I would think that if that were the case it would sound bad no matter what. I keep hearing such good things about this bass and I want to like it, but I wanted to see what's up with the tone. Any ideas?