string volume levels on me bass :/

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pulp Chicken, Sep 22, 2001.

  1. Hi chaps, i've got a bit of a problem here

    I'm using a cort artisan bass and a GK 700RB amp and i just cant seem to get a balenced volume over my strings. The E string dominates totally, i lowered the pickups and that helped a lot but its still quite loud but its like a nice loud now but the other strings are all different, the A strings fine but a little quiet but D is far too quiet and G is way to trebbley, i've put the countor on my amp to about 3/4 and i turned the bass and trebble right down and the mids are a couple of notchs from halfway round. Its fine when i'm just playing fingers but when it comes to slapin' or tapin' its really apparent, has anyone got some ideas to help us out?
  2. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    How's the action on your saddles?

    Should this be in setup?
  3. What Tracy says could help. Make sure the curvature of your strings follows the curvature of the fingerboard/pickups.

    I have a bass where the strings sound most balanced by having the pickups on upward slopes towards the G, with the B being the farthest away from the pickups. Otherwise, the B and E just steal the show.