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Posted by Zach (126.96.36.199) on November 05, 2002 at 21:13:14:
In Reply to: Troubles with EQ posted by Matt on November 04, 2002 at 20:34:49:
If you have a decently-sized setup (i.e. something bigger than a ten-inch combo amp), I would suggest just leaving the EQ flat on the Yamaha bass and relying on the amp to produce the equalization you need. After you have everything equalized on the amp, just turn up the volume on the bass. This will give you a neutral tone from the bass, which means that the only tones you will hear will be the tones produced by the strings, the wood on the bass, and the amp. This way, you may get more volume from your setup, but without the "boomy" tone. I'd suggest keeping the bass and treble at 2 o'clock with a little bit of midrange dialed in.
You may also try something that was recommended to me by Melvin Lee Davis...doing the opposite of what I just suggested. Use the bass to EQ and keeping the amp flat.
Hope this helps!
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