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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
    Krivo Pickups - uncompensated endorser
    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
    Krivo Pickups - uncompensated endorser
    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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  5. redwookie

    redwookie Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Chicago
    I have Eurosonics with a mag pickup on one of my uprights. I first wraped velcro and then later a bandana on the fingerboard side of the bridge which helps a lot. Both work but the bandana seems to be slightly better. FWIW, I use the Eurosonics because I slap almost every song and the Euros have a slap that is much less harsher than the Spiros I was otherwise happy with.

    Unfortunately, using a mag pickup means a constant battle with the inevitable electric fretless bass sound. The increased sustain doesn't do anything for the music I'm playing these days either. I sort of think of mag pickups as a necessary evil which I use sparingly and only when absolutely necessary.
     
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  6. Alan G

    Alan G

    Mar 13, 2018
    Thanks for your reply. Much appreciated. Over the past few weeks I have tried different types of foam, Velcro, fabric (including a bandana), surgical tubing and rubber mutes that I purchased online with varying degrees of success. Is there any chance that you could post a photo of what you are doing? There must be a better way than the way that I am doing this.

    Thank you!
     

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