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Author Topic: Fly Bass - String Balance  (Read 1727 times)

Offline gbass56

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Fly Bass - String Balance
« on: July 22, 2006, 09:16:23 AM »
I just purchased a Parker Fly Bass (4 string) this past week.  Did my first gig with the bass last night (jam band type repertoire).  Both the E & A strings clearly projected a tight and boomy big sound, however, the D & G strings were a bit weak as far as projection was concerned.  I would start a run on the low A string and when I crossed over to the D & G strings the run would almost become inaudible.  I see this as a balance issue with the E & A strings projecting appropriately and the D & G strings not projecting enough.  Is there a way I can increase the projection levels for both the D & G strings?  I tend to play quite a bit in the upper ranges of the bass and I would like it to be heard.   Would I adjust the DiMarzio pickups, the Piezos or both?  If I adjust the DiMarcos, how would be the best way to do it?  I really love the tone of the bass but if I can't get the D & G strings to project better, the bass will never fit my style.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
Gerry

Fly Bass - String Balance

Offline Jay Terrien

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Fly Bass - String Balance
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2006, 10:59:49 AM »
Try thicker D and G strings, adjust the individual piezo volumes, adjust the action, etc. :)

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Originally posted by gbass56

I just purchased a Parker Fly Bass (4 string) this past week.  Did my first gig with the bass last night (jam band type repertoire).  Both the E & A strings clearly projected a tight and boomy big sound, however, the D & G strings were a bit weak as far as projection was concerned.  I would start a run on the low A string and when I crossed over to the D & G strings the run would almost become inaudible.  I see this as a balance issue with the E & A strings projecting appropriately and the D & G strings not projecting enough.  Is there a way I can increase the projection levels for both the D & G strings?  I tend to play quite a bit in the upper ranges of the bass and I would like it to be heard.   Would I adjust the DiMarzio pickups, the Piezos or both?  If I adjust the DiMarcos, how would be the best way to do it?  I really love the tone of the bass but if I can't get the D & G strings to project better, the bass will never fit my style.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

Gerry



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