Posted by Glen on June 02, 2000 at 10:51:11:
In Reply to: Re: Help me find the Holy Grail of tone posted by Cristoval on May 26, 2000 at 15:28:48:
DISCLAIMER: What follows is just my opinion!
Rule #1: Fatter strings almost always yield fatter tone. Your axe will need to be set up to handle them.
Rule #2: Bring the pickups as close to the strings as possible without eliciting distortion (or interfering w/ playability).
Rule #3: Use a better cable from bass to amp. Thin cables, as well as devices in the signal chain, have a tendency to degrade signal quality.
Rule #4: Playing technique - the closer you play to the bridge, the thinner your tone will be.
If you've tried all that, perhaps it's time for new equipment! Bring your bass to your local music shop & try it thru as many amps as you can til they throw you out! If that doesn't do it, a new bass perhaps?
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