Why does my Brice have a ridiculous amount of sympathetic vibration?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by i like tictacs, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. I mean, I play any other five string and it's almost non existant, or I can easily mute it out. Strike one string on this bass and it's like there is a chorus of open strings singing backup through my amp. Even with my hand lightly rested over it. No idea what's going on here. I've been the 'keeper' of a Rebop 5 for awhile and it didn't even come close to having the same problem.

    edit: I should also add that i have DR lo-riders on it and the stock pickups, which aren't too close to the strings. at least 1/4th inch away without measuring.
  2. This might be one of those rare cases where a bridge swap will actually SOLVE a problem. Sounds like the bridge may be letting too much "crosstalk" take place between strings - not enough isolation. Either a high mass bridge or one of the individual rail bridges might be a help.
  3. They are very inexpensive basses, so they can't be perfect.

    But like Hammy said, individual string saddles would probably fix any problem.