Is your Bass better than mine?

Discussion in 'Musician Classifieds' started by Xenogen, Jun 7, 2019.

Is your bass better than mine?

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  1. Xenogen

    Xenogen SS.org Regular

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    Any musicians with a decent bass tuned to low F#0 ?

    I would do it myself, but I don't have the funds for a better Bass and I'd like to finish tracking a couple of 8-string tracks.

    Here's one of said tracks:
    https://soundcloud.com/xenogenocide/half-of-me

    I'm currently using this P.O.S and it sounds SOOOO muddy even with a kalium .195 string.

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    The pickups are absolute gar-bitch and I wanna throw the fecking thing in the trash.
     
  2. Adieu

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    195 for 5 steps down from B?

    Seems kinda overkill no?

    Might also be amp or speakers bringing the mud
     
  3. Xenogen

    Xenogen SS.org Regular

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    You could be right. I don't know much about bass string gauges, but every amp I've tried sounds really rumbly and muddy.

    I gave up months ago and decided to stick with what I know, guitar.

    I am still looking for a bass player if anyone wants to give it a shot. :)
     
  4. spudmunkey

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    Have you tried recording direct? That would take the amp and speaker out of the equation.
     
  5. Xenogen

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    Yea, I get the same result either way. I've changed the battery for the active pickups, I've recorded direct, I've used fingers, felt picks, regular picks. It could be something to do with the electronics maybe? I don't know, I guess I'll take it to the guitar shop and see if they can figure it out.
     
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    I feel like this is going to turn out like one of those things on reddit where someone posts a question, and then after a bunch of comments, it turns out that it's actually your hearing being affected by a gas leak caused my a hidden camera installed by your landlord, or something.
     
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  7. Xenogen

    Xenogen SS.org Regular

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    :french: I genuinely don't know how to respond to this :lol:
     
  8. Valdra

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    I have that exact bass except in black. Was extremely muddy no matter what I tried and I was tuned to B. I would say it's the electronics combined with it being 34" scale instead of longer which would be better for low tunings.

    I have nothing to add in regards to your classified ad, thought I'd just let you know it's probably your bass and you're not crazy :cheers:
     
  9. Xenogen

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    Damn, thanks for your input. It's time for a new bass me thinks. :deadhrse:
     

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