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Switched from Weed Wackers to Eurosonics: Muting Solutions?

Discussion in 'Rockabilly [DB]' started by Alan G, May 16, 2018.


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  1. Alan G

    Alan G

    Mar 13, 2018
    I switched from Weed Wackers and a Shadow pickup to Eurosonic Extra Lights with a Krivo magnetic pickup. I am really enjoying the increased volume and lack of feedback - but now the notes have much more (too much) sustain. I preferred the "thuddy" sound and quicker decay of the Weed Wackers.

    Can anyone recommend any muting solutions?

    Thank you!
     
  2. HateyMcAmp

    HateyMcAmp

    Apr 13, 2006
    Colorado
    That’s partially just the trade off with a magnetic pick up. Other than EQing and letting the strings go dead, and option could be a soft orchestral string like Jarger Dolce. No sustain there!
     
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  3. bassburner

    bassburner

    Dec 8, 2008
    If you're on Facebook, you might want to ask on Upright Bass Players Union. There's a bunch of guys who use Eurosonics and the European branded version.
     
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  4. HateyMcAmp

    HateyMcAmp

    Apr 13, 2006
    Colorado
    I only ever used the eurosonic medium g, but I actually took it off because it was so much twangier than the broken in Helicore hybrids that were next to it through my Krivo.
     
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