Re: Low B Problem?


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Posted by El Pájaro on October 04, 2001 at 09:46:51:

In Reply to: Low B Problem? posted by Big Andy on October 03, 2001 at 20:03:59:

: hey all

: i play a Squire P-bass 5-string, and my low B string doesnt seem to have quite the punch the rest of my string have. Its like its set at a lower volume or something, or at least thats what it sounds like out of my amp. i was suggested my might change the strings, and i know its not my EQ, cuz ive played other basses through it and they sounded fine. i dunno, but since i play stuff that has low B parts in it, i need a nice, full low B string. well, any suggestions would be apreciated.

Hey there,
Yours is a typical problem of wooden 34" scale lenght necks. There's not a lot you can do about it except for, as it was already said, check your pickups and electronics; an upgrade in that departament may improve the low B's performance. However, if you like playing the low B, I'd suggest saving as much dough as you can and start lookig for a higher end bass. A graphite 35" scale lenght neck bass would be desirable. I've heard Peavy makes a pretty darn good bass that match those specs yet it won't set you back a lot of cash. Check Peavey's website for details. Buena suerte and keep your bass up front in the mix,

El Pájaro




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