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Strange unwanted vibrato/chorus sound on G string.


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I have a Fender Jazz Elite, I have noticed recently I'm getting a weird kind of vibrato kind of split signal almost chorusy sound on the G string, it's more pronounced higher up the fretboard.  I always felt like I had a very faint bit of a split signal sound, however it seems to have got more pronounced.  Here's a list of my troubleshooting:-

 

1. Tried in passive mode, problem still exists.

2. Changed batteries, problem still exists.

3. Put bass direct into amp without pedalboard, problem still exists. Amp is EBS 250 Reidmar

4. Tried on front pickup only, problem still exists.

5. Tried on rear pickup, problem still exists.

6. Tried a Fender P and a Musicman bass through my rig and I have, no problem with either of them.

7. Played extensively on D, A & E strings with no percieved issue.

 

I don't know if this is a Jazz bass related oddity, however I'm completley stumped and I hate the effect its having on my high fretboard work.  Maybe it's a preamp or pickup issue IDK, but I thought I'd post here as somebody might have some ideas.

 

I love the bass and don't want to part with it, but might consider changing out the electronics and pickups if this is the issue.

 

I've had the bass for a couple of years, the photo is just for illustration.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bigguy2017 said:

Try lowering the pickup(s) on the G side.

Mate, that sorted it, guys thank you so much for your help. I just dropped my bridge saddles the other day, so it makes sense now, every days a school day. 😅  Thank you again. 

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Just now, Yan_Hurei said:

Mate, that sorted it, guys thank you so much for your help. I just dropped my bridgd saddles the other day, so it makes sense now, every days a school day. 😅  Thsnk you again. 

Nice one, glad you got it sorted 👍

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