Update : so I think it’s either the eq on the amp and/or the bass itself. I dug my old thunderbird out and initially had the same issue.
with that one turning the tone right up helped bring the sound out more. However the jazz didn’t work with the same treatment
ive got a fender jazz bass with a quiet open A string problem. When played acoustically or with an mxr thump pedal it’s fine, all sounds equal. However when just going into the amp going from a fretted note to an open the sound drops noticeably.
one thing that might/might not be related is the four middle magnets on the pickups are elevated, idk why it was done by its previous owner and I haven’t got round to getting it sorted.
it could be how the settings on my amp are. I haven’t played around much to find my tone yet so if there’s any eq suggestions I’m open to them
Debating starting a YouTube channel as there are certain things I feel are missing when watching people demonstrate pedals for bass (Yep, another one of those people).
I've already got a list of things I want it to include, but I'm curious as to what you've been disappointed is missing/grateful was included when listening to a demo?
The main reason I'm thinking of doing it is to compare and combine effects, so making sure I use active and passive, different playing styles/intensities, and pedal order (ALWAYS adjusting pedals accordingly) are the main 3 which stick out to me, alongside playing appropriate styles.
Feel free to include the effects demonstrators you keep coming back to because they strike the perfect balance for you.
The first lockdown hit me hard, I lost pretty much all my work overnight, amidst this panic and uncertainty I did what any self respecting working bass player would do... panic-bought a 6 string bass!
I’ve always loved this track ‘The Mirror’ by Brian Bromberg (who by the way is an incredible musician!) and the 6 string allows me the range to play it. So here’s my version of this track - I hope you enjoy it!
For the gear nerds:
Gruv gear fret wrap
Apollo Twin MKII