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Technical question re.volume/tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by matt11, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. matt11

    matt11 Supporting Member

    May 19, 2006
    Just wondering what the technical explanation is for why if I roll off the volume a tad on my two passive basses, not changing any of the other tone controls on the basses or the tone controls on my amp, but compensating for the volume loss by increasing amp volume, my tone gets darker and smoother. I've pretty much always played this way, but I'm just wondering why it works.
  2. RedLeg

    RedLeg Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Nov Shmoz Ka Pop?
    resonant frequency peak of pickups are changed. many jazz bass players use both volumes at 8 to get this tone.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    And as a matter of fact in the pickups forum there's a massive technical explanation thread ongoing on this very subject. Just browse down a bit.
  4. matt11

    matt11 Supporting Member

    May 19, 2006
    Will check out the thread. Thanks.

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