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Why does my low E...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Natman, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Natman


    Oct 22, 2013
    ...Sound like it has a chorus pedal on? I just put Fralins in it, could that have something to do with it like "stratitis" or something? FWIW using medium Chromes.
  2. bungletrpg


    Aug 8, 2013
    Redlands, CA
    Maybe the pickups are too close to the strings?
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Also make sure your string is not twisted.
  4. Geri O

    Geri O

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    See if the nut is cut wide enough for the E string to fit in properly.
  5. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
  6. My first thought as well.
  7. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
    Sounds like a harmonics problem to me. Is the E string saddle up pretty high?
  8. Natman


    Oct 22, 2013
    Thanks guys, I found that the string was twisted and after straightening the ball end, it was much better. I'll tweak pickup heights later today. Saddles & intonation are ok.

    For sure the nut isn't cut right for the strings and it needs a proper setup, but it's a pretty cheap bass so I'm not in a hurry to put more money into it.